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Secret Food Confessions (Holiday Edition)

I’m halfway done with two other posts, but am just too scatterbrained the last few days to finish them coherently. Instead, I’ll confess some of the strange, perhaps even distasteful holiday foods to which I am secretly devoted. I got

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Beet season

I enjoy these cool, drippy days when the winter rains finally come to the Bay Area; they give an illusion of changing seasons rare in our temperate climate. It’s nice to put on my pumpkin-colored raincoat and tweed cap for

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And another thing

Tejal pointed out to me that, in my gushing about New York in general and wd-50 in specific, I forgot to mention a particular neat aspect of the timing of our dinner. We happened to dine just days after Alex

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Insert obligatory “Big Apple” joke here

I could say I went to New York because Stephen and my mom sent me there to celebrate my birthday. I could say I went to spend some quality dress-oogling time with the ladies who will, in the not to

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It’s all right

Ten weeks ago I got a once in a lifetime invitation to eat my way around Southeast Asia in the company of the most extraordinary person. It’s amazing, really, how it all came about. See, I was on the plane

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Popsicle of the gods

This certainly isn’t a newsflash, but all Mexican food is not created equal. I mean, of course the Chevy’s I’ve occasionally resorted it is an inevitable disappointment, but even what passes for reasonably respectable Mexican food in a lot of

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A welcome burden

The lid slide off the small cooler as Stephen hoisted it into the overhead compartment. He’d had to lower the locking handle to fit the cooler in, so a gentle bump was all it took for the lid to fall

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Leaving on a jet plane

Plane tickets? Check. Long-term parking reservation? Check. Rental car reservation in Nashville? Check. Plan to purchase fancy sandwiches en route to airport to eat with relish on plane while other passengers glare resentfully at their bags of peanuts and Wheat

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Trying new things

When a method works consitantly, I find I don’t like to deviate from it. For example, I roast chickens at 425 degrees without basting, and am inherently suspicious of recipes that ask me to do otherwise. I cook bacon in

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For everything there is a season

(2 Tasty Ladies + 2 bottles of wine + 2 ice cream bars on sticks= one unflattering picture that Tejal would kill me for posting except she’s too far away to do anything about it.) I’ve been trying to write

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