Best of Winter Fancy Food Show 2014

Last week I visited the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show, a production of the Specialty Food Association. Companies from around the world showcase their food products, mostly for buyers from all over (think CostCo). Because of this blog, I qualified for a press pass, which I used to

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From My Home to Yours: Japanese-inspired (cookbook review)

Our dear friend Atsuko gifted us with a copy of Everyday Harumi, Simple Japanese Food for Family & Friends, during our visit to Japan last month. Harumi appears to be the Martha Stewart of Japan, offering Japanese women a modern take on traditional Japanese foods, all built around her family favorites. The cookbook is fun

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Romantic weekend in Yountville (food and wine included)

Villagio Inn at nightWhen the opportunity comes up, my favorite choice for romantic hotels involve great food and relaxing accommodations. For two years now, when my in-laws come to visit, my husband and I have manged to sneak away for two nights to Yountville, California, just north of Napa, in the middle of wine country.

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Slow food, pickles a plenty

Pickle exhibitThis weekend was the Slow Food Nation conference/meet-up/thingamabob (what do you call a day devoted to food – ah, yes, nirvana) in San Francisco at the Civic Center and Fort Mason, and I was fortunate enough to go both Saturday and Sunday to the Taste Pavilion. Saturday, I volunteered to work at the Welcome

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