Archive for April, 2008:

Apr
30

Making the Switch to Whole Grains

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I’m totally loving the new whole grains movement. I’m an ingredient label reader, and have been doing so on bread labels for the past couple years. However, as an avid baker and cookie maker, I’ve been resistant to adopt whole grains simply because I was afraid they wouldn’t be quite the same as “regular” cookies. […]

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Apr
29

Beef Bacon?

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Never heard of it, you say? Well, neither had I until my husband brought it home after a trip to the Swingle Meat Company in Jackson. My dad, who is an old-time Missouri farmer, was in town for a few days and the allure of Swingle’s farm fresh beef was just too much. They stopped […]

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Apr
23

My First Basque and Tongue

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“Tastes like roast beef,” they told me, as I held the thinly sliced piece of pickled tongue up on my fork. While visiting my boyfriend’s family in Bakersfield, California last weekend, I had a few notable firsts … my first visit to a Basque restaurant, and my first taste of beef tongue. First, the Basque […]

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Apr
22

Take a Bite Out of Social Networking

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Oh, the world wide web. Classic case of ‘the more you know, the more there is to learn.’ While perusing the internet the other day on a never-ending hunt for more fantastic, local foodie blogs and Web sites – I stumbled across a new gem that not only has local flare, but immense global potential. […]

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Apr
18

Five Must-Do’s When Visiting New Orleans

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In anticipation of my culinary adventure to New Orleans, I created a checklist of foods that I must experience in my five days here. The list includes: 1. Savoring a cup of chicory coffee 2. Noshing on a hot, finger-licking beignet 3. Cracking open and eating some Cajun crawfish (bonus points for sucking the head) […]

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Apr
17

Stella, New Orleans

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This week fellow SacFoodie Kris and I are down in New Orleans taking in all the food culture and knowledge we can devour at the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference. I will be sharing some tasty tidbits from the conference over the next few days, but as a kick-off to our Big Easy […]

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Apr
16

The Shack is en Fuego this Thursday Night

This Thursday, April 17th is Mexican night at the Shack, and Section R will be playing! Chef’s Choice Menu is $18 per person. The Shack opens at 6pm with food and music around 7pm. Hope to see you there! The Shack 5201 Folsom Blvd. (916) 457-5997

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Apr
14

Le Petite Gourmet

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Can firefighters heat it up in the kitchen too? Oui oui! My husband and I met some great friends when he was going through the fire academy seven years ago. The boys bonded daily during the intense six-month training and the girls bonded weekly during Friday night happy hours. Believe me, the process was just […]

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Apr
11

Second Saturday – Suburbs Style!

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There’s nothing better than experiencing the Second Saturday Artwalk downtown, but if you’re looking to change up your routine and visit some new galleries, check out Old Fair Oaks Village. Located where Fair Oaks Boulevard meets Sunrise Boulevard, Old Fair Oaks Village feels like taking a step back in time. All of the galleries, restaurants, […]

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Apr
10

He is His Mother’s Son

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These were not your run-of-the-mill beets. These were glorious things, procured fresh from the farmer’s market and turned into the sweet and tangy beings that beets are meant to be. But, on my three-year old’s dinner plate they were cause for freaking out. Rewind some twenty-odd years. I was utterly devastated that Aunt Tress would […]

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