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THE FOOD PARTY!

In Defense of Food

It's been a busy week, which included a lot of apple pies and chocolate mousse (do you know how much butter is in chocolate mousse?) so part two of The Big...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by member, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 5033 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato

So I just arrive at the Pioneer last Sunday, and while waiting for my Vodka Soda Tall with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:15 am | 15 comments | 18738 Views

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The Thrill of the Hunt

Up in Mendocino last weekend for the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation Mushroom Hunt. Based at Albion Field Station, just south of Mendocino, 95 eager participants split...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sadoiriotas, on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:29 am | 7 comments | 5792 Views

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When Are The Apples Ready?

The most important part of the pie is love and the homegrown apples. I found myself thinking about that rolling lots of pie dough at Jeem’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 10 comments | 12731 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 Ericlkelly, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:17 am | 2 comments | 8305 Views

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Holidays That Go Clunk In Your Stomach. Or Not.

We leave many a holiday party feeling bloated and yucky. One reason is because today’s buffets are filled with an over abundance of fried food, beef,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 13, 2015
Last comment by roxy, on Aug 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm | 14 comments | 5170 Views

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Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 16265 Views

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The Cocktail Party

Yeh, I watched the conventions. You? What up with Paul Simon? And how about those acceptance speeches? My roots are fiscally-based Republican, with a rousing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Greta, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:56 am | 23 comments | 8120 Views

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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 Laura Stec, on Aug 6, 2016 at 9:08 am | 38 comments | 34270 Views

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Women ? More Adventurous Eaters Than Men?

Moles, molecules and joules, blah, blah and blah. This week's Science and Cooking really has me confused. Professor Cutie Pie had us determine the number of...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cara Smith, on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 17150 Views

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Alzheimer's Stole My Christmas Dinner - A New Years Toast

We didn't eat Christmas dinner with my father last week. Oh ? he's around at 89. Still "doing anyone I can and the easy ones twice,"...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Cara, on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm | 9 comments | 13840 Views

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To Rome with Love

I returned to Rome to find out if there was something more to this relationship, or if it was all just a passing fancy. "What relationship?"...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Ravi singh, on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:06 am | 17 comments | 6106 Views

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Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by kenter23, on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm | 10 comments | 4538 Views

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Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 21, 2016 at 7:09 am | 3 comments | 3629 Views

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Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu

We are an equal opportunity Food Party! Last week was beef and salmon, this week it’s totally tofu. Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu is a perfect...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by dwes, on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:24 am | 3 comments | 4797 Views

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Creamy Strawberries with the Blues

Last week’s conversation about Guns and Butter left me feeling sad, does that sound silly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 2, 2016
Last comment by What2ndAmendment?, on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm | 19 comments | 2794 Views

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Local Flavor

Local Flavor shares hippanings and happenings around town. Picnic on the Plaza Savor Summer's Best, One Sip at a Time. With daylight...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 10, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 3370 Views

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Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week Diet

Happy New Year! Here we go again. Let me guess, your New Year's resolution is to: 1) Exercise more (OR) 2) Lose weight No news there. 80%...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by summy, on Jul 9, 2016 at 8:46 am | 10 comments | 31026 Views

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Guns or Butter?

Lots of news in the news this week. What-oh-what to write about? There’s Brexit - might make a good Food Party! cuz’ it sounds like ==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 26, 2016
Last comment by What2ndAmendment?, on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 36 comments | 10526 Views

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Summer Reading Meets Cooking Class at Local Libraries

This summer is filled with FREE cooking classes at your local libraries! Join us for two different series: 1) Food Classics + One - Exploration of a Sauce 2)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 19, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 7896 Views
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
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