Category Archives: Tales

Chinese New Year–What’s on the Menu?

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Chinese New Year is my kind of holiday—parading dragons, fireworks, and food (lots of food!). This year, Chinese New Year begins on February 16. … Continue reading

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Fast and Delicious Weeknight Meals That Aren’t Take-Out!

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I love a good hands-on cooking event, especially with other … Continue reading

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Spanish Wine and Tapas Extravaganza!

From mountainous terrain to salty shores, Spain is one of the world’s top wine producing countries, offering a wide range quality wines.  With names like Albariño, Tempranillo, and Verdejo, Spanish wine offerings include robust reds, crisp whites, refreshing rosés, sparkling cavas, … Continue reading

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Science of Taste: Another Great Video from KQED’s QUEST Series

I love KQED’s excellent QUEST series. Their videos and radio stories present nuggets of science and nature in the most engaging, informative, and watchable way. I’ve already shared their videos on The Science of Cheese and The Science of Sourdough. … Continue reading

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The Science of Chocolate: Sweet Science Lesson From KQED’s QUEST Series

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s another tasty science lesson from KQED’s excellent QUEST series. (See previous posts on the science of cheese and sourdough bread.) From the QUEST website: “Chocolate: It’s been revered for millennia by cultures throughout … Continue reading

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Science of Sourdough: Another Great Video from QUEST

I recently posted a video from KQED’s excellent QUEST series, called “The Science and Art of Cheese.” QUEST’s videos and radio stories focus on Northern California science and nature—and are always engaging, informative, and easy to understand. I came across … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

You may have heard that the other day Chez Panisse celebrated its fortieth birthday. I grew up just a few blocks from the famed Berkeley restaurant and my first memory of it was right around the time it opened. It’s … Continue reading

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The Lazy Gourmet’s Non-Lazy Book Tour Continues!

It’s official: we are SO not lazy! The mid-summer leg of our Lazy Gourmet book tour saw us at four events in the span of two weeks, including a trip down to Pasadena’s famous Vroman’s bookstore, where we were warmly … Continue reading

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The Lazy Gourmet Cookbook Tour, Part Two

As Robin wrote about in this post, we launched our book tour for The Lazy Gourmet a couple of weeks ago with a flurry of promotional appearances, both virtual and flesh-based. This past week marked the second leg of our … Continue reading

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The Science of Cheese: Cool Video From KQED’s Excellent QUEST Series

Do you love cheese as much as Robin and I do? To help you scale your reply accurately, I will tell you that we love cheese very, very, VERY much. We also both like interesting sciencey stuff. So I was … Continue reading

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