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Purple Reign

I hated eggplant with a passion until I went to Greece and tasted it done right (makes all the difference in the world). Now I'm a huge fan.

Oct 02, 2007
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Whole Foods Launches in Britain

You're right on the Canadian stores--all the press on the London store lauded it as the first Whole Foods on foreign soil. Should have checked myself. Thanks for pointing that out.

The other British locations are not technically Whole Foods stores. They are part of the Fresh & Wild chain that Whole Foods bought. They will be folded into WF as time goes by, but for the moment they are operating under their own name.

Jun 10, 2007
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A Matter of Trust

The transition has been in the works for a while—from what I understand ESOP take significant planning and transition time—but the article referenced was published last week in the NY TImes.

Apr 23, 2007
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Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Everywhere

Oh my...if you're in need of any taste testers, I'm available this week!

Apr 17, 2007
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ONE Solution: Limit Farm Subsidies

Hey Dan, thanks for weighing in with the insider view. Really interesting.

Mar 29, 2007
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Learning to Love Vegetables, One Post At a Time

If you click on any of the links for Great Big Vegetable Challenge in the post above, it will bring you to the blog and you can leave a comment there. There doesn't appear to be a direct email address listed.

Mar 08, 2007
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Valentine's Day Yummies

I'll admit to liking those conversation hearts--I know it's crazy, but I dig the fact that they taste like dried toothpaste.

Feb 14, 2007
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Pimientos de padrone

I had pimientos de padrone at Evvia restaurant in Palo Alto this past summer. They might have them at Kokkari, the sister restaurant here in the city. It may be a seasonal dish, however.

Jan 13, 2007
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They Eat Horses, Don't They?

When I was a child I was told that people in France ate horse and I was horrified. Later, as an adult, I lived in Japan and was served basashi (horse sashimi) at a banquet. I was still horrified, but as the guest of honor I had to eat it--it was the local speciality and would have been rude not to. I have to tell you--it was delicious. Finely textured and silky.

Nov 22, 2006
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Junkin' on the Job

I hear they have a treadmill in the writers' room for Grey's Anatomy.
See, that's what happens when you get a woman in charge!

Nov 13, 2006
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The Existential Mystery of the $56 Sandwich

I have the same thought whenever I spend too much time in the SF Ferry Plaza Market--we're spending $36 for a bottle of olive oil while there are children in this city going to sleep hungry at night (you don't need to go as far as Africa to find needy families). It's something I don't quite know how to reconcile.

For myself, I make sure the luxury food purchases stay within a reasonable realm and donate money to shelters as well. It's an important point you bring up--there are huge social justice issues connected to food.

Sep 08, 2006
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Cream of the Crop

I went yesterday--super cute shop, yummy raspberry ice cream, and intense Meyer lemon sorbet. Delish!

Sep 08, 2006
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Pixar Plating Up a Foodie Film

I know, I love the details--the clogs and black/white check chef pants on the cook in the kitchen slays me.

As for the five stars--I laughed too, but that's straight from the Disney press release. Clearly they don't have foodies doing their PR!

Sep 07, 2006
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Food porn on the brain

I hear you! I'm personally never going to cook my ingredients separately just to make them look more photo perfect. But I am impressed with the bloggers who manage to do both--real food that is gorgeous. I also enjoy watching bloggers photo skills improve over time as they continue to blog. That's the point to me, to learn and improve. And I certainly have learned a lot by following the blogs of those more adept than I in the photo department--and benefit from their experience and advice (yourself included).

Let me know if you ever make up a "real food" stamp--I want a copy!

Sep 06, 2006
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Eat. Discuss. Die.

Thanks, Serge. I will have to go take a look at your list.

Sep 04, 2006
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