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The Food Party! Top Ten List

Uploaded: Oct 1, 2015
Happy Anniversary to my fellow Embarcadero Media bloggers and all you readers as we celebrate a second year of conversation together. Thanks for reading and writing in this past year and always remember…

If it ain't fun, it don't get done!

The Food Party! Top Ten List 2014 - 2015
- This year's five most-read and the five most-commented-on blogs


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reThink Farming - Public Enemy #1

Nov 14, 2014
Comments: 18 | Views: 9,737

"If farming were invented today, it wouldn't be allowed. Food production has had more impact on the planet than any other human activity."

Here's Lookin' At You, Gorgeous
Jan 1, 2015
Comments: 16 | Views: 8,760

If you raised a glass in celebration of the holiday or New Year, think back. Did you actually look at the person whose glass you ching-chinged?



It's Chili, Silly
Jan 15, 2015
Comments: 8 | Views: 7,779

Wondering what to have for dinner tonight?

There's Nothing Polite About This Game
Dec 26, 2014
Comments: 10 | Views: 7,483

So you've had your fill of shopping and wrapping, cooking and eating, and now all that's left is to sit around and argue with the family?

Best High Dives to Watch the Game
Oct 23, 2014
Comments: 14 | Views: 7,155

Technically, literally, figuratively… what is a dive bar?

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well, think it had anything to do with the title?

Men Are Good For Three Things
Sep 25, 2014
Comments: 47 | Views: 7,366

Men are good for three things. I've been reminding friends and family of this for years and it's time to go public.


Gluten Free is a Joke

Mar 12, 2015
Comments: 45 | Views: 8,006

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 1% of the population. But for the rest of us…

Like Horse Penis
Jul 2, 2015
Comments: 33 | Views: 4,661

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

This Blog Has Potty Mouth
Sep 3, 2015
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,410

It's time. I am of age. Everyone does it - that rite of passage. But I've decided not to.

Is Coffee a Date?
May 21, 2015
Comments: 25 | Views: 6,638

"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."


Honorable Mention:

Welcome Back Sugar Addict
Jan 29, 2015
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,886

Boy, did I screw up a few nights ago.



Local Flavor – This Week

Taste of Santa Clara Valley
Saturday October 17th 5pm-9pm
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose
A benefit dinner for CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers)

We are all lucky to have the nonprofit CAFF in California, advocating for local family farms and sustainable agricultural. CAFF helps farmers find markets for their products while enabling community members and businesses to find and choose local food. On Oct 17th, chefs from the Epicurean Group will prepare a multi-course meal at the newly established Martial Cottle Park, with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Dinner paired with local wine and beer.

Tickets and more info here




Harvest Festival at Martial Cottle Park
Saturday, Oct 3
10 AM – 3 PM

Come celebrate our valley's rich agricultural history and experience a full day of farm fun! Enjoy farm tours, square dancing, watermelon eating contest, costume contest, corn maze, petting zoo, farm crafts and "field to fork" farm stand. Come taste the difference. Free parking and entry!



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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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