Category Archives: flavor

My Baby is 15!!

Fifteen years ago today, spawned from a conversation with housemates over some really good food, FoodPorn.com was born. The concept took a little time to work out but we registered the domain on that day. We came up with categories … Continue reading

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Cod Cakes and Caesar Salad

I’m touching on old favorites this week it seems. When I go back to my old recipes though, I’ve updated them or at least made them a little prettier! Serves 2 1 lb Lingcod (it’s blue!!) Trim two nice little … Continue reading

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Salmon and Soba in Dashi v2.0

I’ve been making this dish for a while but sometimes I tweak it just a tad. This time I added some crispy salmon skin and I don’t know why I didn’t always do that! It’s salmon season here in the … Continue reading

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Kaito – Capitola, CA

I am a noodle whore. A noodle addict. I love noodles. In any form, but especially from the general Asian part of the world and floating in pork-based broth. Ramen makes me so happy. For my 40th birthday, we waited … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Salsa

We had skirt steak…and we had lard. Instantly my mind went to grilling the skirt steak and making flour tortillas. We had all the ingredients for that. What we didn’t have was anything to go *on* the tacos. I forged … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Hand Rolls

A couple of weeks ago I was going through my freezer inventory (I finally wrote up a list and keep a clipboard on the chest freezer!) and picked out a whole rockfish to thaw. I pulled out my neighbor, Andrea … Continue reading

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Assembly – Santa Cruz

1108 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 824-6100 assembleforfood.com As soon as it was announced that Assembly was taking reservations, I consulted our calendar and booked. I figured on a Wednesday night, it would be a nice break from … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Edge – Carmel, CA – 2014

120 Highlands Dr Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 622-5445 pacificsedge.com We got a cheap-cheap weekend deal at the Highlands Inn in Carmel and couldn’t pass up staying again. It’s such a beautiful property on my favorite stretch of coastline in the … Continue reading

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Town of Dumpling – Belmont, CA

There are huge chunks of the Bay Area that are completely unfamiliar to me. If I haven’t worked in the area, chances are I don’t know it. Case in point: Belmont. It is one hour from my house and I … Continue reading

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Braised Short Ribs

This is less of a recipe than a link to another recipe. I got short ribs from my monthly box of awesome from El Salchichero. It was really only enough for two and that worked out since hubby was away … Continue reading

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Tuna Two Ways and Lamb Just the One

I woke up Saturday morning knowing I was making dinner for 10 people that night and not knowing what the menu was going to be. It was another gathering of our 1999 crew. I needed to pick up a my … Continue reading

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Won Ton Soup

Do you ever have one of those meals that you start because those are the ingredients you have in the fridge but end up with something you want to make again and again? This was one of those nights. I … Continue reading

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Cayman Cookout 2014 – Part 1

This year’s weather has not been cooperative. It’s been rainy, or windy, or rainy and windy. There have been some hours of sun here and there. The one saving grace is that it’s not too hot! The trip to Stingray … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1999

In 1999 we lived in an amazing 1890s Victorian on the West Side of Santa Cruz. It was 3 stories, full of histories, a ghost and lots of good food. It is where FoodPorn.com was born. We lived with another … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside – My Interview with Olga Nunes

Three years ago, I was going to San Francisco to see Jason Webley perform. Olga Nunes was going too. A perfect opportunity to interview her! It was rainy and cold. A pretty big storm was coming through. We met at … Continue reading

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