Friday Food Foto – Happy Birthday Julia Child

happy birthday julia child

Julia Child would have been 102 today and we still celebrate her impact on the cooking world. She was formidable and feisty.  And awesome.  I have written several post about her including the 5 things she taught me about life, she is an icon that will live on for a very long time. Of course […]

Amuse-Bouche Aug 9

Mexico-Food-Fair- 2014

Are you hungry? Just a little? Good. Because I’ve got tiny snack-size pieces of food news and events for you. Amuse-bouche is a weekly news series where I share things that have come across my plate in the last week. If you have news to share, drop me a line and I could feature it […]

Amuse-Bouche Aug 2

Le Méridien Éclair Diaries featuring Chef Johnny Iuzzini: San Francisco

I’ve got single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres coming your way! Amuse-bouche is my weekly food-related news series where I share a few things that have crossed my plate. Summertime means food events and I have three of them for you today! Le Méridien Éclairs + Chef Johnny Iuzzini – San Francisco Edition A couple of weeks […]

Oh la la, Godiva!


I have been selected as a GODIVA Ambassador and this is a post written by me on behalf of GODIVA. Delicious. Decadent. Indulgent. I am so worth it. Okay so maybe trying every single flavor of GODIVA’s new Trufflelata line is a “little” overindulgent, but how could I refuse? The kind folks at GODIVA invited […]

(Top Chef) Casey Thompson’s Aveline

Aveline San Francisco

I am a big fan of Top Chef.  I am always curious to see how the cheftestants manage their post Top Chef lives. Just by observation it is very easy to quickly identify the chefs that love the spotlight and those who would rather have their food speak for them.  I am not saying one […]

Westfield Wednesday – Tastemaker Anita of Dessert First

Anita Chu of Dessert First

Another lovely Westfield Tastemaker to introduce! The Westfield Dine on Time App project has been a really fun experience. Working with Westfield Labs at the Westfield San Francisco Centre, four other San Francisco Bay Area foodies (plus me) each teamed up with a chef to collaborate on a secret menu item that is only available […]

Amuse-Bouche July 19

Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) Culinary Competition

A little hungry for food news and events? I’ve got a few small bites for you.  This series is intended to give you just enough to whet the appetite, little bits of this and that which have crossed my plate the past week. If you have food-related news to share, drop me a line at […]

J’adore – Mary’s Secret Ingredients


I am a big fan of local, seasonal artisanal food products.  It is a way of supporting small business, the farming and food community and a wonderful way to explore new edibles!  I was really pleased when Mary’s Secret Ingredients extended an invitation to try out her summer box. What I love about Mary’s Secret […]

Godiva Summer of Love (and Chocolate!)

Godiva Signature Truffles

I have been selected as a GODIVA Ambassador and this is a post written by me on behalf of GODIVA. My Chocolate Story I grew up in a household full of sweet tooths. My mother was quite fond of chocolate, so I’d guess you’d say that my appreciation for all the decadence derived from the […]

Kyoto- My Favorite Eats

Fushimi Inari Curry Udon

Before heading off to Osaka my last Kyoto post is about food.  What else?! During our week in Kyoto we ate very, very well.  The vast majority of the time was at either at Nishiki Market or Takashimaya Department Store.  Wherever we ate it was damn good and I wanted to share a few of […]