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THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Are Two Plastic Bag Propositions on the California Ballot?

Americans Food Party! with approximately 100 billion single-use plastic bags a year, and as many as 15 billion in California alone. A friend of mine and I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 18261 Views

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Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary

The Food Party recently attended the Woodside Elementary School Garden Fest, an event celebrating harvest. We did a little cooking demo, showing off produce grown...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by karie, on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 16036 Views

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Death by Diet

So I went to the doctors this week for the general checkup. They ask so many more questions now than they ever used to. There’s the ones we expect: -...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by LAura Stec, on Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 30696 Views

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City Supper – The Future of Food

In prep for Bringing Urban Cuisine into Colleges and Universities, a talk I’m giving next year for NACUFS (National Association of College and University...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 13, 2016 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 26858 Views

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Humboldt Grown

I love a January road trip. Misty, grey, open roads calling you to drive onward into the alluring abyss. It’s the perfect time to travel because few others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 23074 Views

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Local Flavor

Local Flavor shares hippanings and happenings around town. Picnic on the Plaza Savor Summer's Best, One Sip at a Time. With daylight...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 10, 2016
Last comment by ACDSee, on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:51 am | 6 comments | 20882 Views

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Pumpkin Curry Empanadas

We haven’t done a recipe in awhile and it’s time. I'm hungry! If you are looking for something special, this recipe takes effort and has a few steps,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by sarapopo, on Oct 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 5 comments | 20663 Views

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Hoes Down and Eco Farm

Hey Food Partiers…two super fun, food events are coming up soon… Hoes Down Harvest Celebration Oct 1 – 2, 2016 Capay Valley Put...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Alexa, on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 26772 Views

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Chemical Breakdown

A friend handed me red wine in a Styrofoam cup at the Santa Cruz camp talent show this Labor Day. We laughed - it brought back memories of how much I hate...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 5, 2016
Last comment by Susan Cann, on Sep 9, 2016 at 9:23 am | 19 comments | 26759 Views

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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato

So I just arrive at the Pioneer last Sunday, and while waiting for my Vodka Soda Tall with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:15 am | 15 comments | 38645 Views

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The Thrill of the Hunt

Up in Mendocino last weekend for the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation Mushroom Hunt. Based at Albion Field Station, just south of Mendocino, 95 eager participants split...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sadoiriotas, on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:29 am | 7 comments | 27488 Views

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When Are The Apples Ready?

The most important part of the pie is love and the homegrown apples. I found myself thinking about that rolling lots of pie dough at Jeem’s a couple...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 10 comments | 29531 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 Ericlkelly, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:17 am | 2 comments | 23883 Views

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Holidays That Go Clunk In Your Stomach. Or Not.

We leave many a holiday party feeling bloated and yucky. One reason is because today’s buffets are filled with an over abundance of fried food, beef, bread...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 13, 2015
Last comment by roxy, on Aug 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm | 9 comments | 19630 Views

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Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 56116 Views

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The Cocktail Party

Yeh, I watched the conventions. You? What up with Paul Simon? And how about those acceptance speeches? My roots are fiscally-based Republican, with a rousing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 23882 Views

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Women ? More Adventurous Eaters Than Men?

Moles, molecules and joules, blah, blah and blah. This week's Science and Cooking really has me confused. Professor Cutie Pie had us determine the number of molecules...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cara Smith, on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 31447 Views

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To Rome with Love

I returned to Rome to find out if there was something more to this relationship, or if it was all just a passing fancy. "What relationship?" friends...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Ravi singh, on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:06 am | 17 comments | 26371 Views

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Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu

We are an equal opportunity Food Party! Last week was beef and salmon, this week it’s totally tofu. Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu is a perfect...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by dwes, on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:24 am | 3 comments | 22100 Views

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Creamy Strawberries with the Blues

Last week’s conversation about Guns and Butter left me feeling sad, does that sound silly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 2, 2016
Last comment by What2ndAmendment?, on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm | 19 comments | 17712 Views
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