Monthly Archives: February 2012

Martha and Erica’s Lentil Curry

About 97 percent of meals I cook at home start with olive oil, garlic and onion, then veer in the Italian/Mediterranean/otherwise rustic direction. But tonight, I wanted to try something different, so I challenged myself to lentils. They look very … Continue reading

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San Francisco treats

An Instagram travelogue of a recent long weekend in San Francisco, my favorite city to visit: The Tipsy Pig, Marina Morrison, Nettie’s Crab Shack, and The Creme Brulee Cart.

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Anthony Bourdain in Bloomington

Food nomad Anthony Bourdain travels about 255 days a year, which is a fact I learned last week on one of his days away from home. Bourdain came to Bloomington with his good friend Eric Ripert, who is a French-American … Continue reading

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Truth in advertising

A clever sign spotted this weekend at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

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How to go to Sundance

Before we went to the Sundance Film Festival last month, I always assumed that it was exclusive to celebrities, industry insiders and others with the right connections. So, not us. But no — it’s totally easy for common people like … Continue reading

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Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken

“If there’s a better fried chicken, I haven’t tasted it.” —Thomas Keller, “Ad Hoc at Home” No matter how it’s prepared, chicken rarely impresses people who love food. I never make it at home, never order it out and never … Continue reading

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