Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 30 2009

What Makes a Great Restaurant, Great?

The black art and science of rating and reviewing restaurants from moi! Just a little background on myself, I am what most would consider, a pretty serious foodie. Having lived for many years in Boston, 6 years in San Francisco and coming from a family of cooks and big eaters, I loves my food! And …

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Nov 24 2009

Stuffing a Turkey and My Family!

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I wish y’all a wonderfully delicious and relaxing break from the daily thrum of life. While I love dining out and reviewing great restaurants, there’s a wonderful satisfaction that I get from rolling up my sleeves and throwing down in the kitchen. From the dinner planning to the …

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Nov 18 2009

Need a Fast Food Fix? Help is Only a Drive-thru Away

Regardless of what type of foodie you might be, we all have our weaknesses in life. We can talk about how much we love organic ingredients, the farm to table movement and sublime culinary delicacies but I will whole-heartedly confess to being a teensy bit of a fast food closet junkie. Yes, I know it’s …

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Nov 14 2009

The Allure of Vietnamese Food, a Quick Primer

  While most people have certainly tried Chinese food, there are other wonderful cuisines available from Asia. Vietnamese food is a great alternative if you’re looking for a bit more spice but like the simplicity of Chinese. Vietnam cuisine has substantial influences from France during its colonial occupancy as Indochina. So while the taste is …

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Nov 10 2009

My Mom is a Better Cook, Than Your Mom!

Now those may not be fightin’ words along the lines of “my dad can beat up your dad” but I’m throwing down the cooking gauntlet! Over the years as my passion for food has grown, I thought a bit about where it all started from. I’ve always been a foodie, I considered going to culinary …

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