2013

Six Weeks Down, One More To Go!

August 5, 2013
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“Dude, every time I look, you’re crushing another state!” read the DM from a friend of mine after I posted yet another ridiculously gorgeous picture of some scenic sight I had just snapped on my phone and sent up to Instagram. It’s true. The seven-week epic road trip had me going to 22 different states […]

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Sunburned and loving it*

July 29, 2013
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I had such grandiose plans this past week, as AJ and I road trip across the country. To get a tan in Miami (I got sun burned instead). To eat a beignet in New Orleans (I ate a really bad blueberry muffin instead). To see the sights of Tallahasee, Florida (we did laundry instead). And […]

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Idaho Falls, Idaho

July 22, 2013
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So in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit busy driving across the country (just bounce over to my instagram feed and follow the hashtag #RoadTripUSA. Which means I have less time to blog (sad face) because I’m too busy looking at the sites, shopping for antiques (yes, I’ve become the clichéd gay man who has found […]

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Peach & Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie and the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Pie Event!

July 15, 2013
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“So don’t tell anyone, but your pie was totally the best…” whispered my friend Stephanie, conspiratorially into my ear. I was at the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert: Pie! event that I cohost with my partner-in-crime Melanie. I had brought a Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie which was a total experimental pie for me and […]

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Wherein I, Irvin Lin of Eat the Love, channel my inner America’s Test Kitchen and make the Perfect Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

July 8, 2013
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Even though I’m lactose intolerant, I suffer through it for ice cream. It’s one of my big weaknesses, and it doesn’t help that I live in a city that is full of fantastic artisan ice cream shops. From the old school Mitchell’s to my neighborhood BiRite Creamery, to the hipster Humphry Slocombe to the retro […]

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Crying & Celebrating — #RoadTripUSA

July 1, 2013
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We were entering Grand Teton National Park when AJ started to cry. We had been staying in Yellowstone National Park for the past few days and were slightly sleep deprived, due to the constant night time rain (and a gravelly rock filled camp site). But it wasn’t the sleep deprivation that made him cry. We […]

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Summer Cookbooks 2013 – Part 2

June 24, 2013
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Last week I wrote about a number of cookbooks that I’ve recently been obsessed with. But here’s the thing, there’s been SO many awesome cookbooks that have come out recently that I had to split the list in two. It was an arbitrary divide. The ones on this list are just as awesome as the […]

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Summer Cookbooks 2013 – Part 1

June 17, 2013
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Here at the headquarters of Eat the Love (the tiniest one bedroom apartment in San Francisco) I have a terrible habit. It includes collecting cake stands, esoteric ingredients and cookbooks – lots and lots of cookbooks. This ridiculous collection of cookbooks is well documented here on the blog, but that has not stopped the influx […]

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Cherry Blueberry Oat Cookie Pie Crisp

June 10, 2013
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Coming from personal experience, eating too many cherries in one sitting can wreak havoc on your gastro-intestinal system. I experienced this first hand when I found myself, left to my own devices while AJ was gone on the AIDS Lifecycle, devolving into a bachelor lifestyle. On more than one occasion, I found myself eating an […]

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Attending a food blogging conference (the What, the How, the Why)

June 3, 2013
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So here’s the situation: you’re a food blogger (and if you’re not, just bounce away and come back next week; I’ll have another post for y’all). You’re going to a food blogging conference. It’s your first one. Or maybe it’s your fifth one. Regardless, you’re excited, nervous and maybe just a little be confused as […]

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Red Velvet S’Mores with Cream Cheese Marshmallows

May 27, 2013
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“Red Velvet S’Mores would pimp slap slutty brownies…” read the text from my friend Shauna. I had messaged her about making cream cheese marshmallows and one thing led to another, as it often does when I’m chatting with her. I had originally had an idea for a different dessert, but as we texted back and […]

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Wordless Recipe #4: Arrested Development’s Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana “Copycat” Recipe

May 20, 2013
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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels San Francisco Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2013, part two: behind the scenes and three course meal

May 16, 2013
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Last Thursday for my Photo Essay, I featured appetizers, nibbly bites and wine from the spectacular Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. Of course, the appetizers were only just the beginning (as appetizers are) of the Gala. A quick sneak behind the curtains to see the 40+ chefs (and their staff) working away […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels San Francisco Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2013, part one: the appetizers

May 9, 2013
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Every year in the spring, I marvel at the San Francisco Meals On Wheels organization as well as Nancy Oakes, owner of Boulevard and Prospect and chair of the annual Meals on Wheels black tie fundraiser Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. I can’t imagine the logistics of having to get all those chefs and wineries and […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries (Gluten Free)

May 6, 2013
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“Wait. Are those the cookies that I can’t stop eating?” asked AJ as I put a second batch in the oven. I had baked Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries a few days ago right after my friend Shauna of the fabulous Gluten Free Girl and the Chef had […]

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The San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale!

May 2, 2013
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So this coming Saturday, May 4th will be the San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale! The bake sale will be hosted by myself, Ariel of Cake Sharing and Sabrina of The Tomato Tart. There’ll be awesome treats to purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to Share our Strength, an organization that is trying to eliminate […]

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