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So much green garlic at the farmer’s market yesterday in Santa Cruz; everyone was tripping over them. I couldn’t help but buy some. I...
One night recently I had a sudden urge of a Somtum, Thai-style papaya salad. When I’m in San Francisco, it’s easy enough to just zip down...
A weekend of grazing on rich food and richer wine had us all craving very simple food when we got home. We went to the garden and picked some fresh...
Summer has officially arrived, though no one has told the weather-god where I live yet. It doesn't matter though; I can easily put myself in a summer...
This is a unique salad, bittersweet and savory, using cherry tomatoes and green tea leafs -usually discarded after brewing- dressed in vinaigrette...
Okay, breakfast of this champion at least. What am I doing calling myself a champion, you ask? Hey, didn’t you hear? Self-affirmation is good...
Inspired by a fishing trip to Punta Lobos, Chile. For the ceviche: 1.5 to 2 pounds of yellowtail filet, cut into bite-size chunks 2 cups of...
We had this for breakfast a couple of mornings in Baja. It’s so simple, taking only a few minutes to prepare, provided you have leftover...
The scene was a dark parking lot, somewhere in Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco. We had been waiting impatiently for the arrival of a...
Sometimes a kitchen mishap can turn into a beautiful inspiration, like the other day when I overcooked a Thai dessert. I was making one of my...