Monthly Archives: May 2009

Writing a Recipe

This past Friday I tested my final recipe for my third Williams Sonoma book. It was a whirlwind of a schedule with me creating 47 recipes in about 5 weeks! I’m often asked how I do it. Not the timing … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This At Home….

…or anywhere else for god’s sake. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Domino’s Pizza introduces Pasta in a Bread Bowl. That’s right….a bowl. made out of bread. full of pasta. ‘nuf said (picture credit to Domino’s)

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What I’m Reading Today

First off, a big shout out to Jill and Jen for copy editing recipes for me this week-it’s good to know a few of you out there are reading these posts in detail! As I sit here eating one of … Continue reading

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Berry, Berry Good

A week ago today I went to the Ferry Plaza farmer’s market with my friend Katie. We bought all kinds of fantastic spring produce. I was seduced by a huge tub of first-of-the-season blueberries. They were good, not great yet … Continue reading

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An Old Favorite

As some of you know, I am a cookie making machine. Lately I’ve been testing recipes for a new cookbook so it’s put a damper on my recreational cookie baking, probably a good thing! Well, last night we went to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

An edit to my post this morning: Hot off the presses at, noted food writer and restaurant critic Alan Richman writes a fantastic article on why American pizza is so damn good. He ate his way through pizzerias from … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club

Last fall I wrote about my cookbook club. It’s a group of women, all of us in the food business in some form or another, from writers to teachers to cake bakers. After a short hiatus, we got together last … Continue reading

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