September 2014

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

September 29, 2014
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This easy and comforting Guinness beef stew recipe is perfect to warm you up in a cool brisk evening. As much as I am in denial about it, summer is gone and autumn is here. Having gone up to Oregon for the Feast Portland event made me realize it. Fall fruit like pears and apples […]

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Photo Essay: Feast Portland 2014, Day 3 – High Comfort

September 26, 2014
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Day three rolled around for Feast Portland I was pretty much read to roll myself home as well. Though I had done an excellent job of pacing myself throughout the weekend (self-control is not my strong suit so I was quite proud that I didn’t overdo it) I knew that the final day that I […]

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Photo Essay: Feast Portland 2014 Day 2, Part 2 – the USA Pear Night Market

September 24, 2014
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“Which one is your favorite bite?” is pretty much the standard question that everyone asks you when there’s a lull in the conversation at Feast Portland. I was at the USA Pear Night Market, an Asian inspired street food event, trying to sample as many bites as possible but honestly it was the hardest question […]

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Photo Essay: Feast Portland 2014 Day 2, Part 1 – Media Breakfast and The Oregon Bounty

September 22, 2014
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“Why don’t you have big Cosmo hair?” I asked my new friend Helin, who I had met earlier in the weekend at the media breakfast for Feast Portland. Helin was a senior editor at Cosmopolitan magazine and in my head, everyone that worked there was statuesque model tall with windswept hair like the cover models […]

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Photo Essay: Feast Portland 2014, Day 1

September 20, 2014
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A photo essay on Feast Portland’s Sandwich Invitational. Day 1 of Feast Portland’s weekend food extravaganza! “You can sleep when you’re dead…” said Ruth Reichl as she shrugged her shoulders to me when I professed how impressed I was at her stamina. We stood around the official Pork of All Ages Feast Portland after-party on […]

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Orange Hazelnut Cake & Feast Portland 2014!

September 15, 2014
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This orange hazelnut cake is a winning combination of flavors in this insanely moist easy-to-make recipe with a lovely nutty texture. I always say that being a food writer, photographer and recipe developer is both a blessing and a curse. The ability to eat tons of fabulous food, photograph gorgeous meals and learn so much […]

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Photo Essay: LuckyRice San Francisco 2014

September 8, 2014
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“Were you filled with Asian pride?” asked a friend of mine when I told her that I had gone to the LuckyRice San Francisco event hosted by Chris Cosentino and sponsored by Bombay Sapphire East a few days ago. In it’s 5th year, the festival has gone from just a New York event to national coast-to-coast […]

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Wedge Salad, it’s a classic for a reason

September 2, 2014
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This classic wedge salad recipe is an easy crowd-pleasing dish that comes together fast and easy! I can hear his voice in my head as I plated the iceberg wedge salad and took a look at it. “I’d probably give that plate a B or B+ if I had to judge…” was how he would […]

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