Chocolate Adventure 2010 is all about cupcakes

(Updated, 11/24/16: ¬†fixed broken links) (Disclosure: I attended the event at no charge and received various products from the event organizers.) A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an event* at Elizabeth Falkner’s Orson in San Francisco (Update: Orson¬†closed in 2011) to celebrate the launch of the fourth annual Chocolate Adventure, a […]

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Eating the Whole Thing: An Orange Cake Recipe

[Updated below] My contribution to the amazing Goose Dinner was a cake I have started calling the “whole orange cake.” When I ran across the recipe on the Singapore-based blog Kuidaore (a blog with phenomenal photography and complex desserts), it immediately caught my attention because it uses the whole orange. Zest, rind, membranes, juice. Everything […]

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A Week of Eating

[updated below] Last week, Sam of Becks and Posh suggested a dare in which participants photograph everything they eat between Monday November 20 to Sunday November 26 (her week is here). And I thought, “why not?” My Week of EatingThe picture above is the “everything” collage for the week; below I present daily collages with […]

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IMBB #27 – Soy Trilogy

During my Eat Local Challenge in May, I went without soy for an entire month (except for soy sauce), and during that month my I cooked several Japanese-style meals. So IMBB #27, with its “Joy of Soy” theme, comes at a perfect time. My contribution is a trilogy of soy in distinctly different forms: sauce, […]

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Low SHF 15 – Tropical Triangles

Low is the New High in shapes and layers: triangles of coconut-flavored sticky rice stuffed with minced mango on layers of sliced mango and pomegranate sauce. The richness of the coconut, the perfume and natural sweetness of the mango, and the pleasant acidity of the pomegranate sauce dispel most thoughts of the thick sugary desserts […]

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