A recap of my road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the famed highway 1 with stops in Ojai, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and Big Sur.
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Daydreaming is an art – it truly is a special skill. My high school French teacher would disagree, as he wrote my daydreaming as off as lack of concentration, but I believe it’s the key to creativity. And, let’s be honest, it’s a coping mechanism for escaping from reality. Especially when your reality comes in the form of travel headaches like lost luggage, cancelled flights, and poor customer service.
I’d like to think I have pretty good travel karma, but really just it’s just a matter of time before the bad stuff hits. And, when you travel as much as I do, it hits pretty often. This winter I’ve been caught in a Nor’Easter, had luggage fly east when I was heading west, and clocked in time at airport cafés while coping with grounded flights. And, that, my friends, is when I daydream.
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A peek into my behind-the-scenes private tour of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company.
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You’ve got to take a peep at these amazing flavored syrups from Morris Kitchen I’ve hunted down with my friends over at Joyus Food. They’re full of intense flavor, a great addition to any cocktail, and the perfect gift for any cocktail buff in your life. Check out the video above for how to use the…
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Hello, West Coast! This week the Keys To The Kitchen book tour is hitting up Washington and California. So, if you’re in San Fran or Los Angeles, come party at this week’s book tour events. Catch me at the following places: Seattle // Friday, October 12th // 6:30 PM // Book Larder San Francisco // Thursday, October…
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Kasey and Matthew, the dynamic duo behind the site Turntable Kitchen are guests on the site today and are sharing an adventurous, meatless recipe for Buratta and Za’atar Pizza.
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As the second part of their guest post, Kasey and Matthew of Turntable Kitchen are sharing the music they feel pairs best with her Za’atar Pizza on Rosemary Crust. They’ve included a download link to the album so you can listen while you cook. I’ll let Matthew get into the specifics of J. Tillman (aka Father John Misty) and his new album, Fear Fun.
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San Francisco’s Mission District and I have a love-hate relationship. In the six years I’ve lived in the city, I’ve frequented it for food, fun, and other adventures, yet have always been a bit annoyed by the prevalence of hipsters, hookers, and other hooligans. Recently, I found myself professing my love for the Mission during a culinary walking tour, so it’s decidedly more love than hate. Truth be told the Mission’s a melting pot of flavors, experiences, and adventures that I’ve come to adore. Here are ten places to check out in the Mission (and a map to tens more that I frequent for everything from gifts to good eats).
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I’m not sure where April went. Maybe it’s an affliction of getting older (it was just my birthday after all), but this month seems to have flown by at warp speed. Even so, I managed to get out and about and find plenty of sources of creativity; here are the books, beverages, beats, and butchers that inspired me this month.
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Being known as the food person in your circle is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, you garner respect for your culinary knowledge, but on the other hand you risk becoming an on-call concierge for friends looking for mealtime advice. While it’s flattering and makes for a delicious form of r&d, it also makes for a lot of emailing. So, for everyone’s convenience, I’m going to start periodically posting my recommendations here.
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