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Chocolate – I Love Thee. Let Me Count The Ways.

We are fans of waxing love, or the lack thereof, and Valentines Day at The Food Party! In 2014, we bemused on the ways

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm |
3 comments | 2082 Views


Free Pizza and Recipes!

FREE RECIPES! I had a few folks contact me this week about recipes from last weeks post about plant-forward eating. Here’s one I taught just today...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39 am | 12 comments | 2947 Views


What's the Hottest Trend in Eating?

Are you a “foodie;” someone who stays up on new food and restaurant trends? Or are you just interested in good health and flavor? Either way, here’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 3275 Views


Truth Matters (and so does good beer)

I’ve finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. Inspired. And hopefully, on a good day, inspiring. Moving forward in life, I want to be energized...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 9 comments | 2999 Views


Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online

Calling all eating inquisitors and foodpreneurs! Eatertainment returns to you next week with the start of Edible Education...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Kid, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm |
3 comments | 3387 Views


Fungus are Among Us

The rains are upon us, and that means mushrooms will be popping up in our forests and neighborhoods. Come find out the name of that mushroom growing next to your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Wait for it, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments | 2628 Views


Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I have a good feeling about the new decade, despite our cultural and political stresses. First off, twenty twenty is just...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Liat, on Jan 8, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 3652 Views


Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor

You may have noticed, we took a little break from Food Partying! But we are baaaaack… just in time for the holidays. As I have grown in years, I want...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by USA, on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 4430 Views


Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 5833 Views


Natural Wines?

My neighbor Bob has been making wine for awhile, in the driveway and garage of his Portola Valley home. A couple weeks ago I helped bottle last years batch, in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by mitchelsamuel61, on Oct 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm | 4 comments | 4570 Views


America the Beautiful

Every so often I sit down to write, but instead start thinking about the happenings that surround, and the feeling that waxing poetic about food just seems so…...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Some Exceptions, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm | 8 comments | 3556 Views


Sugar Detective

I was just watching the movie Fed Up (Amazon Prime) about the effects of sugar on our bodies. Here’s the CliffsNotes: When you eat too much sugar and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm | 12 comments | 4324 Views


Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding

I’ve been teaching a year-long series of cooking classes at 8 x 8. Yesterday we did Sugar Blues, a tasting of alternative...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Ladera Man, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 5220 Views


Eating Green on the Green – August 25

Summer’s not over yet. Here’s your invitation to some plant-forward outside-fun, sponsored by the impassioned folks of

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Maria, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:33 am |
7 comments | 4034 Views


Eat Your Values – August 15

What does it mean to eat with your values, and how do we build a food system that reflects those values? How do we create a system that is healthy and flavorful...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 3308 Views


Psssttt...Rossotti's Picks the Date

Guess who's re-opening? For the...6th time (?) in 167 years. One of the oldest bars in the state. Check out the history...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by So..., on Aug 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm |
11 comments | 5492 Views


Frozen Grapes?

The dog days of summer are headed our way, with hot days and long nights. If it gets a bit too toasty for you, here’s a summer snack everyone loves –...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm | 4 comments | 3234 Views


Tame, Maim and Claim the Wild Sea Vegetable

The hunt started early, but not as early as the mushroom forage did. Actually,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by tide pool harvest, on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 4035 Views


Goodbye Food Waste!

40% of all the food in the U.S. is thrown out, and the average America throws away 1/4 of the food they buy. Learn how to reduce your food waste with the San...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 20, 2019 at 7:37 am | 8 comments | 5854 Views


Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 7092 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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