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THE FOOD PARTY!

Christmas Kluski - A Polish Treat

We've been Food Partying! Jewish-style lately with our posts on latke-making. This week the Poles get a chance to show off how our holiday cooking is done. I recently...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Karol, on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 6352 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Soil – A Thing of the Past?

I spent last year researching people growing food in cities ...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Anee, on Dec 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 6 comments | 7710 Views

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Top Latke - Part 2

Boy did we Food Party! this week at the Latke Chef competition. What an event! Four teams competed for Top Latke. Ruah Hamacabim from Palo Alto (all the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Not so savvy, on Dec 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 6146 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Persimmons Please

Persimmons are everywhere right now. Or are they? A California friend recently told me persimmons don’t grow in my home state. “Have you ever seen...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:19 am | 3 comments | 6164 Views

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Cookbooks For The Holidays

Many Food Partiers! like to cook, and some even take the time to write it all down for the rest of us. I'm sitting around this Thanksgiving weekend looking some...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2017
Last comment by Foodie, on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 6726 Views

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My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 8520 Views

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What’s Your State’s Favorite Halloween Candy?

It’s Halloween and I like that because I like candy! I like the chewy, gooey candies that get stuck in my teeth, and crispy ones that crackle when I crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by Compare your Kit-Kats, on Nov 3, 2017 at 9:50 am | 4 comments | 6310 Views

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I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU

Fire I'll take you to burn Fire I'll take you to learn I'll see you burn!!! You fought hard and you saved and learned But all of it's going to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by foodie, on Oct 30, 2017 at 10:36 am | 37 comments | 8307 Views

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Let's Get Wasted

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Film and conversation October 27th Two groups in Palo Alto, Transition Palo Alto and Zero Waste Palo Alto present...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 24, 2017
Last comment by Lauralies, on Oct 27, 2017 at 11:22 pm | 9 comments | 6410 Views

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Yes You Can! Making Pickles and Other Yummies

Some fabulous canning classes are coming up, sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, and their Master Food Preserver program.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 6, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm |
1 comment | 9901 Views

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Umeboshi - The Macrobiotic Antibiotic

Continuing on with our tahini theme, today we combine this rich sesame paste with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 19, 2017 at 7:04 am | 2 comments | 10105 Views

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More Plastic in the Ocean than Fish?

What if the ocean had more plastic than fish? It's a question being posed by scientists and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They report that plastic is found "in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm | 8 comments | 7292 Views

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World’s Most Expensive Foods, or What to Do with All That Extra Cash

Tax Day a’-cometh. I don’t have to pay this year though. I own my own business, and so does the president, and since he doesn’t pay, I’ll...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by sidd, on Oct 6, 2017 at 11:01 am | 4 comments | 9132 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It’s Pot Season!

Hah! Got you to look :) Actually, it’s potato season Food Partiers! and there is nothing like a freshly harvested potato from your garden, or your favorite...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Funny but true, on Oct 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 6926 Views

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Become a Master Gardener - Deadline Sept 21

Become a UC Master Gardener - Application Deadline is September 21! The UCCE San Mateo and San Francisco Master Gardener Program is now...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by This is crazy!, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:11 am | 18 comments | 6577 Views

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Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan to see...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Nate, on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:22 am | 15 comments | 16955 Views

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Cherries and Berries

It’s cherry season and wow - have you noticed it’s the cherriest? Seems like cherries are everywhere! I asked Deborah Olson why. She’s a 4th...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jose Pen, on Sep 24, 2017 at 7:23 pm | 7 comments | 8900 Views

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Time to Say Goodbye

You Dirty Little Thing. We’ve been together for so long. I remember when we first...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by 19th Century Man, on Sep 14, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 19 comments | 8075 Views

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Grab the Gazpacho

It’s going to be hot this weekend. Looks like California tomatoes are finally getting the preferred temperatures mentioned in

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 1, 2017
Last comment by blatt, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm |
6 comments | 7572 Views

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Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 12 comments | 14976 Views
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