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Hello Again, World

Hello Again, World

May 04th, 2015  | Category: Cookbook


Hello? Is there anybody out there? I hope there is. After a two-year hiatus, it feels like I’m starting a new blog. I remember how excited I was when my blog platform Wordpress published the default post - titled "Hello World" - on my very first day as a blogger. Soon I realized that starting was the easiest part; what made you a blogger was the determination and ...

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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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Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

April 02nd, 2011  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Yesterday, Cafe Fernando turned 5! A year ago today, I quit my job and decided to become a full-time blogger. Since then, so many things have happened. First of all, the book happened. It turned my world upside down. And continuing to do so. I thought it was going to be all about baking, writing, melting chocolate and shopping for props, but it is much more than ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns 4

Cafe Fernando Turns 4

April 02nd, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Memoir/Meme/Misc., Pastry


Today, Cafe Fernando turns four. I remember the day I decided on a name, bought a hosting plan, found a simple Wordpress theme and published my first post, titled "Hello World!" like yesterday. So many great things have happened since then. Things that I couldn't have ever imagined four years ago today. One day I receive an e-mail from a food writer in San Francisco asking for travel advice, ...

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Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt & Saveur Awards

Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt & Saveur Awards

March 09th, 2010  | Category: Travel


Chanel skis with a matching outfit, vintage bird cages, dressers from the Renaissance period or a mint copy of Le Journal de Mickey published in the late 30's... Some of many extraordinary items that can be found at Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt - the world's largest antiques market. We initially planned for a 5-day trip to Paris, but at the end of day two, it was ...

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