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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Cafe Fernando iPad Application

Cafe Fernando iPad Application

February 11th, 2011  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


I am proud to introduce Cafe Fernando's new iPad application! This one is a bit different than the iPhone version. The iPad application comes with two packages. The first one, called "Best of Cafe Fernando" is free of charge and consists of the most popular recipes from the archive, including the Devil's Food Cake, Momofuku Milk Bar's Cereal Milk Ice Cream, L'Orange, Brownies My Way, Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate ...

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