Monthly Archives: July 2008

We Don’t Shoot Up Your Churches: A Liberal Response

We don’t shoot up your churches that discriminate, please stay out of our churches and synagogues and other sacred spaces that are welcoming. Maybe there’s no good place to say it. Maybe everywhere is a good place to say it, … Continue reading

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Bakesale Betty

You can find a great meal anywhere. But what makes the Bay area so unique is you can find a great meal under $10 anywhere. Bakesale Betty is one of the best examples of great inexpensive food. It is also … Continue reading

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Damn you white chocolate chips!

So last night I tried to make the Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies.   Sadly, my plans were all for naught because of some white chocolate chips.  Every OTHER Barefoot Contessa recipe has been a keeper.  In fact her pecan bar recipe … Continue reading

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Oh, Brining

When it comes to turkey’s, I’ve been really resistant to brining. There are plenty of ways to be nice, moist, breast meat without having to find a cooler and bucket the size of Idaho. Smear enough butter underneath the skin … Continue reading

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Tamarindo Antojeria in Old Oakland

Tamarindo Antojeria 468 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 It’s always nice to go to a place a few times before writing about it. I know critics do this and, in our own adventures, it often proves to be a very … Continue reading

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Road Food – What Gives?

Dear Jan and Michael Stern, I love you guys. I love your Roadfood column in Food and Wine and I love your contributions to the Splendid Table. I love your abundant affection for food of all kinds and your complete … Continue reading

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Family Dinner, Family Dessert: Bay Wolf

One thing that is interesting about being on the West Coast is being in proximity to my family. My parents and sister are in SoCal. My brother lives 45 minutes away in Fremont. I have an aunt and uncle in … Continue reading

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Turning Over a New Fork

We’ve landed in the Bay Area after 3,000 miles of driving, countless job interviews, mega cell phone bills and yet another round of culinary adventures. We can’t wait to share where we are eating, what we are cooking, and more … Continue reading

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