Monthly Archives: September 2008

Real Times Call for Mozzarella

Now seems to be time to gather with friends and talk. Not just about current blockbusters and TV shows and restaurant openings. But real things that are affecting our lives now. Food doesn’t have to be glamorous, but it ultimately … Continue reading

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East Bay Edition

I rarely make it over to the East Bay and when I do, it’s generally to see friends who live in more suburban areas. It’s true what they say, you know: us city folk are pretty city-centric (when it comes … Continue reading

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Installment One: What I Ate This Morning

People are often surprised at my devotion to breakfast. Most can hardly believe that I make it a point to wake up 20 minutes early just so that I can have a sitdown breakfast and get to work ready to … Continue reading

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My Love for Bulgur

I’ve recently been really into bulgur–a grain that is popular in Middle Eastern dishes, most prominent of which is tabbouleh salad. I love making big bowls of grains with tons of roasted veggies, herbs, spices and a variety of meats … Continue reading

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Experimenting with New Parts of Chicken

I swear I don’t just eat chicken. It’s just that, lately, I’ve been on this kick of trying to do new things with it. And every time I try something different, I get excited by the fact that you can … Continue reading

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5 Kilometers

Yesterday, I participated–for the third year in a row–in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. For the third year in a row, I ran all 3.5 miles, watched the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge and then chomped down … Continue reading

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Brownies: A Blast from the Past to the Present

I made brownies a lot as a kid. Growing up in a Catholic, Irish-Italian neighborhood in New Jersey as an immigrant kid, I took every opportunity to be an American. I played softball. I had a lemonade stand. A door-to-door … Continue reading

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Just A Weekday Dinner

I’m always looking for new ways to switch up my chicken routine. You know what I mean–same ‘ol, same ‘ol. I think that chicken is a super versatile protein–if you switch up the routine. I fall victim to the same, … Continue reading

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Eiji Sushi: My New Discovery

A friend of mine has been talking about checking out this little sushi joint in the Castro all summer. We tried to go back in June, I believe, but they were closed for a summer break and we were so … Continue reading

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Matt’s Famous Shrimp

This post is devoted to my favorite partner in crime and sidekick in the kitchen–Matt. While Matt is often relegated to the sous chef position (we’ve taken to referring to ourselves by real kitchen terms since we’ve been religiously devoted … Continue reading

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