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food as experience

Blue Palate: Edible finds around the world

October 10, 2013

What would you eat in Paris if you could only spend 10 euros? Would you buy a baguette, a wedge of cheese, some fruit and a cheap bottle of wine and picnic around the city? Would you search for the cheapest hole-in-the-wall creperie? Or maybe a side-street boulangerie? Blue Palate blossomed out of my love […]

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I never thought I’d love you, Grocery Outlet

May 10, 2012

My little brother has a nickname for it: Gross Out. He has a point. Outlets are one of the places commodities go before they die, not a place to find fresh, wholesome food. It’s a place are where companies send their surplus of hotel and hospital food. It’s a place for the expiring but slightly […]

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A plate of peas for 2012

January 1, 2012

My husband Peter has a saying: “Whatever you do on the first day of the year, you’ll do the rest of the year.” In the past, my New Year’s Day often included a greasy hangover breakfast and bloody marys. Not necessarily what I want to be eating for the rest of the year. More recently, […]

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Eating and drinking through Slovakia

October 4, 2011

I recently returned from a three week trip to this tiny, Central-Eastern European country, original home to my husband Peter, where my parents-in-law live in a communist-relic condo building in the eastern city of Košice.”You mean Czechoslovakia?” many people ask when I explain where I’ve been and why my husband has a slight accent. No. […]

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Food truths: Taquerias and Cherry Pie

September 24, 2011

There is no lentil soup like my mother’s lentil soup, no sour cherry pie like my grandmother’s, certainly no sauerkraut like my father-in-law’s. The highest quality, freshest artisan-made food can be found in Sonoma County, CA and no decent Mexican taquerias can be found north of the California-Oregon border. These are some of my food […]

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