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A recent post on Marinated Feta elicited some interesting comments and questions about olive oil. Here’s a few tips that I follow when buying, using, and storing oil: 1. Keep olive oil out of the light. I know you’ve spent a lot of money on your oil and you want to look at all those pretty labels lined up on your countertop. But too bad;…

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How does one explain, in a few short paragraphs, something that’s such a critical part of Italian life, like

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I was trying to explain to a French friend what a ‘foodie’ is, and he was looking at me like I was nuts. I guess when you live in a country that’s full of people that live to eat, the concept of people not into eating is a bit odd. So, for lack of a better introduction, here are my ‘foodie’ addresses for places that…

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Austin, Texas

Before I high-tail it outta Austin, I thought I’d share a few things I ate while here. The tour of ice cream shops around town will have to wait until I’m back home, but there were plenty of other things to sample…. Austin is the hip town…or city, in Texas. I say ‘town’ because it feels more like a big town than the capital of…

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You can find good Vietnamese food in Paris, and there are a couple of nice addresses for Chinese food as well, but if there’s a good Korean bbq in the City of Light, that kalbi has yet to singe my lips. When I come back to San Francisco, people ask me if I’m interested in trying the newest, hottest, most au courant restaurants in town….

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I am such an idiot. I won’t tell you who, but years back, someone with a thriving restaurant on 18th Street in San Francisco alerted me to a great business opportunity nearby. Food-related, of course. I passed, and now the area is the culinary destination in the Bay Area. (Aside from the taqueria on Church Street across from the Afeway…) Although I missed the proverbial…

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Lisbon

If anyone of you has been planning to go to Portugal, I’d say “Don’t walk…run!” to get there. Except that’s perhaps only possible if you live close by, in Spain. And in which case, you’d probably take the train. Here’s some various and sundry impressions and images from my trip. Apologies to any Portuguese folks for mangling their language. And thanks to the readers who…

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I’m heading to Lisbon soon. Anyone got any must-do tips or casual restaurant suggestions? If so, please leave ’em in the comments…. Saúde!

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Here’s my address book for the most popular and some favorite places for ice cream in Paris. I update the list from time to time, and for the most up-to-date information, check out my Paris Pastry app, which lists over 300 of my favorite places in the city for ice cream, chocolate, pastries, and hot chocolate. In addition to these glaciers, some of the pâtisseries…

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