Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards & Chez Panisse

Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards & Chez Panisse

April 13th, 2012  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


It was one of the best meals I've had during my two weeks in San Francisco and certainly the most memorable dining experience of my life. My Chez Panisse Experience is nominated in Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards 2012 in the "Best Single Piece of Culinary Writing" category. Thank you Saveur! It is a great honor to be recognized. As always, the competition is fierce and I'd ...

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World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day

February 05th, 2012  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


I interrupt my regularly scheduled sourdough broadcast with this very special announcement: Today is World Nutella Day. Happy spooning everyone! Above is Nutel Lisa, my version of Fernando Botero's version of Mona Lisa.

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Cafe Fernando Cooks Lunch

Cafe Fernando Cooks Lunch

November 16th, 2011  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Inspired by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton's addictive daily blog, Canal House Cooks Lunch, here's what I ate for lunch today: Mom's köfte (meatballs - or shall I say mini patties?), her zeytinyağlı barbunya (cranberry beans braised in olive oil together with tomatoes, garlic and onions), her pickled beets, my jasmine rice and a handful of fresh cilantro.

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Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards 2011

Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards 2011

May 02nd, 2011  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Do you remember the brownies I baked for Dolce & Gabbana? The one layered with velvety hazelnut butter and topped with a delicate chocolate lace... Brownies with Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Lace (aka Brownie Wears Lace) is nominated by Saveur magazine in their Best Food Blog Awards 2011 in the "Best Original Baking and Desserts Recipe" category. Thank you Saveur! It is a great honor to be recognized, ...

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2011 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

2011 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

January 06th, 2011  | Category: Friends, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


New Year's Eve Dinner Party at The Mansion (my friends' place) has been a tradition for over ten years now. I have had the pleasure of sharing this feast with my dearest friends for quite some time and have been sharing photos from the dinner table for the last three years. After all these years, I can't even imagine being somewhere else on New Year's Eve. A huge, ...

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