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  • Mas y Masa: Tamale Throwdown

    Forget eggnog, presents and the fat man coming down your chimney (ho!); December is all about tamales. And you need not look far to find them—someone is probably selling them in your office, or your neighborhood, or in the parking lot of the closest shopping center. Then again, tamales out of an Read more...
  • Merry Decembeer!

    Ask any of my close friends—hell, ask anyone following me on Twitter—and they'll tell you I don't need much of an excuse to have a drink beer. "Breakfast" is usually good enough. Yet, every year, I dub the final month Decembeer to justify a daily pint. I use the month to explore new brews, with a Read more...
  • Quick rant from the airport

    You don't realize how much of a "food snob" you've really become until you're wandering around DFW, desperately hoping for anything other than a chain restaurant for dinner—shaming yourself for approaching the hostess at TGI Friday's to ask for a table. But, here I am. Should I get a salad? Read more...
  • Talking Turkey

    Confession time: I don't really like turkey. I mean, I like the animal, but not the meat. Unless it's deep fried, that is, but anything that's deep fried should taste good. Amiright?! See, I've been burned too many times on a dried out, over-done carcass—even when cooked properly, the meat Read more...
  • Farmer to Fork: Amber Balakian

    Early last summer, I took a day trip to SF to visit the Saturday farmers market at the Ferry Building. I was enamored by display after display of gorgeous stone fruit; then, I noticed the boxes, which identified where it was grown. Reedley, Dinuba. Kingsburg. This was our fruit! I remember one Read more...

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