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THE FOOD PARTY!

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 umam, 21 hours ago | 6 comments | 5193 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 umam, 21 hours ago | 13 comments | 6706 Views

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Secretary of Plate

Don’t complain - organize. Always a good reminder, especially with our little transition going on. Hey, I’ll give anyone a shot, but do...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Peg Champion, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 1731 Views

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Who Needs a Drink?

After this week, who doesn’t? We were Food Partying up in the wine country / St. Helena during reThink Food, (the Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 13, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 9 comments | 3896 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 Buy Clenbuterol, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:25 am | 10 comments | 16318 Views

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The Impossible Burger

Things have been aligning lately. The highly improbable seems closer than ever. For instance, it’s still impossible to taste the Impossible Burger...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Random Internet Guy, on Nov 4, 2016 at 9:06 am | 4 comments | 2918 Views

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Boo Home Alone

Lacking any group spooky, it’s turned out to be Halloween Monday at home. Alone. No matter…time to blacken my ghoul-friend eyes, take...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 10153 Views

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Why Are Two Plastic Bag Propositions on the California Ballot?

Americans Food Party! with approximately 100 billion single-use plastic bags a year, and as many as 15 billion in California alone. A friend of mine and I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 3907 Views

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Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary

The Food Party recently attended the Woodside Elementary School Garden Fest, an event celebrating harvest. We did a little cooking demo, showing off produce grown...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by karie, on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2573 Views

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Death by Diet

So I went to the doctors this week for the general checkup. They ask so many more questions now than they ever used to. There’s the ones we expect:...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by LAura Stec, on Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 15016 Views

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City Supper – The Future of Food

In prep for Bringing Urban Cuisine into Colleges and Universities, a talk I’m giving next year for NACUFS (National Association of College and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 13, 2016 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 13216 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 Oct 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 40 comments | 36513 Views

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Humboldt Grown

I love a January road trip. Misty, grey, open roads calling you to drive onward into the alluring abyss. It’s the perfect time to travel because few...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 6572 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 ACDSee, on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:51 am | 6 comments | 6070 Views

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Pumpkin Curry Empanadas

We haven’t done a recipe in awhile and it’s time. I'm hungry! If you are looking for something special, this recipe takes effort and has...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by sarapopo, on Oct 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 5 comments | 4855 Views

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Hoes Down and Eco Farm

Hey Food Partiers…two super fun, food events are coming up soon… Hoes Down Harvest Celebration Oct 1 – 2, 2016 Capay...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Alexa, on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 13414 Views

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Abruzzo for Work, Amelia for Family, Rome for Love

It started off as a casual fling. Friday night Appy Hour at the Vatican. An "early" 8 o'clock Bucatini Amatriciana dinner. A weekend drive...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 1, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:21 am | 8 comments | 5518 Views

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Chemical Breakdown

A friend handed me red wine in a Styrofoam cup at the Santa Cruz camp talent show this Labor Day. We laughed - it brought back memories of how much I hate...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 5, 2016
Last comment by Susan Cann, on Sep 9, 2016 at 9:23 am | 19 comments | 11758 Views

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Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Laura, on Aug 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 12 comments | 5497 Views

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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, on Aug 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 6608 Views
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