Monthly Archives: June 2007

Shell Game

Playing Shark at Whole Foods the other day, Desmond picked out a Dungeness Crab. It wasn’t cheap ($20 bucks for the thing), so I decided to make the most of the expense, we needed not only a nice seafood snack … Continue reading

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Chew on This – Babies Shouldn’t Get Pureed Food says Unicef

Cast your mind back to those nostalgic days of preparing baby’s first real meal…..the love and care you put into cooking a real meal then pureeing it so it’s easily digestible. Well you did it all wrong according to a … Continue reading

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A Gastrofamily Goes Hunting at Whole Foods

Over the weekend I was home with the kids and needing to make a grocery store run. The kids were stuck in one of those inertial loops that can be nearly impossible to break out of. They came up with … Continue reading

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Coconut Rice and the Makings of an Instant Meal

While Hugh is taking on the slow, slow food culture with his crespelles, I’m about to embrace its ultimate antithesis…well, in the time taken to prepare a meal at least. I’m here to praise the virtues of coconut rice, either … Continue reading

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The 120 minute, not-so-family-friendly meal

So you want to know why all I ever do is roast, grill, sautee, and assemble? Not bake, layer, braise, and plan? Because I’m not an Italian nonna who has all day to visit store after store, eventually coming home … Continue reading

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Slow Food For Thought From Carlo Petrini

I’m in London at the moment and had the opportunity to pop into a book party for Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini at a rocking little foodie store called the Natural Kitchen. Part Whole Foods, part Dean & Deluca, part … Continue reading

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Salmon Saltimbocca

Not long ago I had a bit of a mantrum over our limited options in the convenience protein department. If you can’t track down some good old grassfed beef, refuse to eat another free range chicken, couldn’t scare up an … Continue reading

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Foodie Family Field Trip Followup 1: Fries With Eyes

One thing I appreciate about the San Francisco food scene is the tell it like it is-ness of it all: bottled water is bad for the world from a carbon imprint standpoint; if a chicken’s not free-range it’s miserable and … Continue reading

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The E Numbers Game. A Guide to Digits You Want to Avoid

We don’t often delve into the politics of food but we’ve been reading a fascinating/scary piece in the Guardian this week about the links between combinations of E number additives and hyperactivity in children’s behavior. The story is sparked by … Continue reading

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Nice Spread

On our Foodie Family Field Trip to San Francisco we stopped in to see some good friends who just had a baby boy (the father also has a brilliant blog). While the babe’s only two months old and on a … Continue reading

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