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THE FOOD PARTY!

Is Coffee a Date?

"I don't feel going out to coffee is a date, do you? I don't like to date guys at my gym, but got cornered into saying yes to coffee to a guy. Gyms are my place...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cassanova, 16 hours ago | 25 comments | 2393 Views

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Chip Chip Cheerio - Back in Palo Alto Schools

We're back in the classroom this week and next with Snack Attack! #3. Four hundred Palo Alto, Barron Park Elementary and Middle School students are going hands-on...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 21, 2015 at 6:38 am | 5 comments | 1950 Views

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Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the recipe!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by PaulMcKein, on May 19, 2015 at 5:31 am | 17 comments | 10822 Views

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MOM = Many o’ Meal

My mom, and probably yours too, cooked up a lot of food when we were young. (Thanks Mom.) I watched the process repeat itself with my sisters' kids. "You don't...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2015 at 11:30 am | 7 comments | 1713 Views

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You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 1814 Views

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Burger Please, Side of Integrity

The next time you go to lunch at Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Stanford, or any corporate cafeteria with a board or banner that promotes how sustainable their food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:02 am | 12 comments | 3984 Views

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China, Interrupted

Ni hao (hi) from China. Wow - this is a different country. I have travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, but this is the most culture shock I have ever felt. I wonder...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 1930 Views

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Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 6060 Views

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Future Chefs Competition – JLS, Palo Alto

Close your eyes and picture a room filled with your children and all of their friends, busily and happily cooking up delicious, healthy snacks for you and all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 3, 2015 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 3591 Views

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Now Playing - Your Dinner!

The Food Party! is off doing some extended research into a few topics for the spring. This includes a feature of the recent Future Chefs Competition for the Palo...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2115 Views

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Skinny Legs, Like I Always Wanted

Continuing to honor vegetables of distinction, today we give thanks for the return of spring Friday, and the savory shift it brings. Strawberries, artichokes,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 3569 Views

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House of Chards

Must be hard to be chard. Chard just isn't getting much attention these days. I've started to feel sorry for it, always reaching over those smiley broad leaves...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 3896 Views

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Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar

Eggs and Bacon walk into a bar. Eggs: "Bartender, we want a drink." Bartender: "Get outta here, I don't serve breakfast." Ok, my joke repertoire is smallish,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 3997 Views

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新年快乐!

Gung hay fat chow? Ciao? Happy Lunar New Year! 2015 – the Year of the Goat, an archetype symbolizing calmness, care-giving, intelligence, dependability (something...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by A Single Guy, on Feb 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm | 15 comments | 4623 Views

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Cooking is a Lot Like Making Love

Valentine's Day, many years ago, while working on that restaurant line, eating way too...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:46 am |
4 comments | 4920 Views

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There’s Nothing Polite About This Game

So you've had your fill of shopping and wrapping, cooking and eating, and now all that's left is to sit around and argue with the family? Turn that holiday spirit...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 10 comments | 6055 Views

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Sitting is the New Smoking

"The fact that the average adult spends 50 – 70% of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office. But few realize the health consequences...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Laura. Stec, on Feb 11, 2015 at 5:35 pm | 8 comments | 3996 Views

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Welcome Back Sugar Addict

Boy, did I screw up a few nights ago. It was the end of a hard, good work week.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm |
8 comments | 5159 Views

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USA - United Stuffed of America

So I watched the State of the Union on Tuesday. I watch it every year, and each time I do, it reminds me of a dinner party. The table looks lovely with pressed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 4477 Views

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It’s Chili, Silly

Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Time to dust off the ol' recipe… it's chili, silly. Chili is January and February's cover girl dish, perfect for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 18, 2015 at 8:56 am | 8 comments | 6318 Views
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Is Coffee a Date?
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The Regional Context for the Palo Alto Comp Plan Update
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