Tag: Traditional Tuesday

Aching for Good Food: Melissa @Market

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments
Aching for Good Food: Melissa @Market




I have a toothache.  Toothache+Food Obsessed Individual= Extreme Measures. For the last three weeks, the upper right quadrant of my mouth protested almost daily that something was amiss while I attempted to sneak through my (eating) schedule without provoking it.  The problem started while I was in Napa attending a yoga/food/wine retreat on Memorial Day […]

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Shine On, Strawberry: Melissa@Market

| June 7, 2011 | 19 Comments
Shine On, Strawberry: Melissa@Market




When I was around 5 or 6 years old, Strawberry Shortcake™ ruled my world. (Along with Star Wars, but that’s a different story.) The Berry Bake Shop™ dominated my collection and stood surrounded by Strawberry’s friends: Blueberry Muffin™, Apple Dumpling™, Raspberry Tart™, the Purple Pieman™, Orange Blossom™ (not really a baked good, but whatever!), Lemon […]

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Feels Like Home!

| May 29, 2011 | 18 Comments
Feels Like Home!




Growing up, my family moved all over the place. Though my sister and I were both born in Wyoming, over our childhood we spent time in Africa, Houston and Colorado. Immediately after I went to college, my family moved to Geneva, Switzerland. I feel very fortunate to have been able to grow up in many […]

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Fantasizing About Food: My 7-Day Juice Detox

| May 23, 2011 | 29 Comments
Fantasizing About Food: My 7-Day Juice Detox




For one week, every day at 3PM, I studied. Studied every food menu I could find online. Food trucks, restaurants…I drooled over all the foods I planned to eat during the following week. I Google-mapped my eating plan by the hour. Dan dan mien, pork belly takos, chana masala… …all the while, I was on […]

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Chile y Chocolate

| May 15, 2011 | 11 Comments
Chile y Chocolate




One of the bright sides to growing up as an immigrant in North America is that you’re rarely alone. In no time the U.S. will be majority Hispanic. Growing up on the California-Mexican border that reality has always been real to me. But just below the surface California is a hodgepodge of “minority” immigrants, including […]

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Confessions of an Unchef-y Chef: Melissa@Market

| May 9, 2011 | 12 Comments
Confessions of an Unchef-y Chef: Melissa@Market




This week marked my first demonstration of the season for the farmer’s market. As with most of the classes I teach, my employers and I haggled over my “title”. I like monikers such as “food educator” or even “cooking instructor. They tend to like “chef”. And, you see, I’m not really a chef. To me, […]

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