It’s been awhile, but I finally got off my butt and put together a new video for my subscribers on my YouTube channel. It’ll be interesting to see what you all think when you see that I cook (again) with Spam!

This time I make a fried rice dish with Spam but add [...]

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The story: The people who made tacos hip with their Tacolicious restaurants now want to do the same with Chinese food, specifically Taiwanese-style street food through the restaurant Chino. (Note: The name officially has the Spanish-style punctuation where an exclamation point is seen first and last, so the name should be Chino!, a nod [...]

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The story: Seattle-born Paul Krug moved to New York a few years ago and began craving the food of his hometown, specifically the teriyaki sauce prevalent in Seattle’s Japanese (and later) Korean cuisine. He opened up Glaze in Manhattan offering up a casual spot to find so-called Seattle-style teriyaki using fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s now grown to three [...]

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Where was I? On Tuesday night, I joined a few food bloggers who were invited by the city of San Mateo to check out some of the city’s dining scene as part of the city’s promotion of it being named the “Best Small Town for Food” by guidebook publisher Rand McNally.

Why I went? I’ve always [...]

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I’m really falling behind on checking out new places around my neighborhood, so I’m going to dedicate the next few posts to what’s new in or around Rockridge in Oakland.

One of the long-awaited newcomers to Rockridge is the popular Smitten Ice Cream, which opened in a former bread shop three months ago across from Zachary’s [...]

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I’m so excited that summer is finally here in the Bay Area, and I mean a real summer with warm weather and sunshine and not the typical “June gloom” fog and cold wind we got last year.

This also means the farmers markets are busting out with colorful produce (although a bit strapped for some [...]

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As a wannabe food photography, I was geeking all over the new special exhibit at The Tech Museum of Innovation dedicated to the photography of the popular Modernist Cuisine photo book series.

The exhibit, “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine,” opens today and runs through Sept. 1 at the museum in San Jose. Yesterday I [...]

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The story: For many years, the French restaurant Fleur de Lys was the place many people went for a special, celebratory dinner. And why not? The atmosphere with the dramatic draped tenting creates a festive but elegant dining room, which featured the award-winning food of celebrated Chef Hubert Keller. Chef Keller’s dishes gained him notoriety, [...]

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