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International Bacon Day: Figs, Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Wrapped in Bacon

Today is International Bacon Day. I was informed of this by my girlfriend this morning, then immediately interrogated about our household bacon levels. My response (“one strip”) was deemed unsatisfactory, so off we went to the store to get more. At the store, I bought a half pound of bacon. Upon seeing it, my girlfriend [...]

Butternut Squash Soup

A storm is brewing in San Francisco. While walking home from work in a headwind I was able to lean forward like an extra from the Smooth Criminal video. After so many days of sunshine, the rain is coming to remind us what city we live in. Luckily, I have a defense: smooth, creamy, comforting [...]

Real Wasabi

It has been a long time since I last posted. ¬†Almost an entire year. I could make excuse after excuse about how busy I’ve been, but I won’t waste time explaining that can be spent uploading pictures. What prompted this post was the gift of two wasabi rhizomes from Ms. Azmina of Lawyer Loves Lunch [...]

Thomas Keller's Last Meal: Roast Chicken

I read somewhere that this roast chicken would be Thomas Keller‘s choice for his last meal. I dismissed this as the hyperbole of a celebrity chef, but was quite intrigued nonetheless. After my friend and fellow food blogger Azmina (of Lawyer Loves Lunch) sang its praises, I knew I had to give it a try. [...]

Gumbo for Non-Purists: A Hodgepodge of Flavor

Gumbo, like any great dish, comes with fervent devotees, each with their own “correct” recipe. With my gumbo I think I’ll probably manage to offend each one of those schools of thought. Not only do I use linguica instead of andouille, I add some homemade chili powder, both okra AND fil√© powder, and even (*gasp*) [...]