Archive for June, 2009

Life In/After the Restaurant Business

| June 29, 2009 | 4 Comments
Life In/After the Restaurant Business




Is there life after the restaurant business? Does one have a life when they are IN the restaurant business? I spent about 10 of my wild and carefree years in DC’s restaurant scene. I knew Jose Andres BEFORE he was JOSE ANDRES! I started as a hostess at the downtown (and at the time the […]

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‘F’ the Police: A Culinary Road Trip Up I-95

| June 29, 2009 | 1 Comment
‘F’ the Police:  A Culinary Road Trip Up I-95




Fellow blogger, Belinda, and I went on a mini-road trip two weekends ago, Thelma and Louise style.  While we weren’t forced to murder anyone in a dark parking lot or steal food/money from a convenience store at gunpoint, Belinda did have a discrepancy with airport security.   When security told her to move her car, Belinda, […]

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Down by the Bay

| June 28, 2009 | 1 Comment
Down by the Bay




There are few pleasures in life better than a hot summer day by the shore surrounded by friends and people who don’t just love to eat, but revel in it. Our Tonija hails from a family of real foodies and cooks. Her mom and stepfather own this amazing place in St. Michael’s, off the Chesapeake […]

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Driving With The Bulls

| June 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
Driving With The Bulls




Traveling is one of the best ways to learn about another culture. When I was in Spain with my sisters, I did not run with the bulls…though I had had an interesting drive…. Long story short, I realized almost too late that it is difficult to find automatic cars there. After a 30 minute driving […]

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Happy Belated Father’s Day!!!!: A Pizza Dough Recipe

| June 24, 2009 | 1 Comment
Happy Belated Father’s Day!!!!:  A Pizza Dough Recipe




Prior to becoming a father, my husband made it excruciatingly clear that he was going to position himself ‘above the hips’ during the labor and delivery of our oldest child.   I didn’t care where he was in the delivery room, just as long as he didn’t faint or bolt. Initially, my husband dutifully stood by […]

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End of Farmer’s Markets?

| June 23, 2009 | 1 Comment
End of Farmer’s Markets?




Most of you have probably heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, aka H.R. 875, proposed by Representative DeLauro. With what seems to be increasing outbreaks of bacteria and unsafe substances in everything from baby formula to peanut butter, there has been even more urgent impetus to address the fact that our food safety system […]

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General Tso in Bombay

| June 19, 2009 | 1 Comment
General Tso in Bombay




In the U.S., immigrants have forever shaped and influenced American cuisine. It is often difficult to separate what is American and what is “foreign,” or perhaps, what makes American cuisine so unique is that there is no need for separation. The complexities and diversity of food is what makes eating in the U.S. so interesting. […]

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Wanted: Male Who Eats Vegetables

| June 17, 2009 | 4 Comments
Wanted:  Male Who Eats Vegetables




In my last post, I discussed the romantic, burgeoning stages of my relationship with my husband and the critical role that food played in our ability to overcome boundaries.  What I failed to mention is that our love of food does NOT aid in managing everyday, run-of-the-mill type challenges that can cause a spouse (in […]

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A Hot and Spicy Love Story: Kimchi

| June 15, 2009 | 7 Comments
A Hot and Spicy Love Story:  Kimchi




Towards the end of my senior year in high school, I had an extraordinary opportunity to spend a weekend at a college I was accepted to with other perspective students.  With my parents almost 2000 miles away and my ever-present inhibitions on hiatus, I proceeded to flirt with every hot-blooded, hormone thumping, perspective male student […]

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Do You Know Soy?

| June 14, 2009 | 2 Comments
Do You Know Soy?




Soy seems to the beloved of vegetarians, health nuts and people just wanting to eat better. Click on this article by the Guardian Weekly, which has been circulated in the blogosphere, but am reposting because more people should read it. For those who assume soy is the healthy option (look at the use of soy […]

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