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THE FOOD PARTY!

I Still Call It Rossotti’s

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by lina, on Jul 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 34 comments | 29213 Views

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Manage Your Microbes

A creepy, crawly communiqué… There is increasing info about the importance of microbiome – our in-house bacteria, virus and fungi team that assist daily...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Alexandra, on Jul 26, 2015 at 9:43 am | 3 comments | 5948 Views

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The Saddle Room – A True Friend of Kids

We've had an ongoing homage at The Food Party! for some of our local high dives and community watering holes.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Diane Olvera, on Jul 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm |
2 comments | 2139 Views

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Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the recipe!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by jaring pengaman, on Jul 24, 2015 at 9:46 am | 21 comments | 12929 Views

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Our Water Guzzling Food Factory

All the media about almonds lately got me feeling guilty and adjusting recipes to replace those thirsty little devils with other options like sesame and sun seeds. Feeling...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 22 comments | 2168 Views

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Unbearably Good

What do bears like to eat? Any campers out there know the answer - just about anything - including tooth paste and soap. So let's ask this a different way....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 1385 Views

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Like Horse Penis

I've been playing around with Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus lately (lactic acid bacteria.)

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by MP observer, on Jul 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm |
33 comments | 3211 Views

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Help! I’m Covered in Bugs

You've probably heard by now that you and I are covered inside and outside with bugs. Our...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by chester, on Jul 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 5 comments | 2984 Views

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Dad Food

Any foods remind you of Dad? Is / was he a cook? Does / did he have a special dish, like Mr. Ickes' mean blueberry pancakes made post sleep-over at Joanne's...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:41 am | 7 comments | 1717 Views

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Soil Enlightenment, City of Palo Alto, and Horton Hears a Who

My former housemate, Paul Schmitt, is the only guy I ever met whose first action in the morning involved dirt. He wouldn't make coffee or check the news; he'd...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 2841 Views

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A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen, and in Lingerie

It's a step forward for all of us to see and accept Caitlin Jenner. Over 10 years ago, a friend's son-in-law made the switch from man to woman and I have to say...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:58 am | 17 comments | 3734 Views

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Grilled Smoked Prosciutto-Wrapped Yum

I don't know about you, but I'm still waiting for the good asparagus to start coming in. So far it hasn't been that great, but I admit I've been stuck buying in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 2826 Views

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Is Coffee a Date?

"I don't feel going out to coffee is a date, do you? I don't like to date guys at my gym, but got cornered into saying yes to coffee to a guy. Gyms are my place...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cassanova, on May 27, 2015 at 4:32 am | 25 comments | 5544 Views

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Chip Chip Cheerio - Back in Palo Alto Schools

We're back in the classroom this week and next with Snack Attack! #3. Four hundred Palo Alto, Barron Park Elementary and Middle School students are going hands-on...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 21, 2015 at 6:38 am | 5 comments | 3153 Views

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MOM = Many o’ Meal

My mom, and probably yours too, cooked up a lot of food when we were young. (Thanks Mom.) I watched the process repeat itself with my sisters' kids. "You don't...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2015 at 11:30 am | 7 comments | 2817 Views

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You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 2683 Views

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Burger Please, Side of Integrity

The next time you go to lunch at Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Stanford, or any corporate cafeteria with a board or banner that promotes how sustainable their food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:02 am | 12 comments | 4989 Views

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China, Interrupted

Ni hao (hi) from China. Wow - this is a different country. I have travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, but this is the most culture shock I have ever felt. I wonder...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 2655 Views

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Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 7092 Views

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Future Chefs Competition – JLS, Palo Alto

Close your eyes and picture a room filled with your children and all of their friends, busily and happily cooking up delicious, healthy snacks for you and all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 3, 2015 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 4411 Views
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