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Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Thanksgiving at Home

Is there anything better than Thanksgiving at home? I have never celebrated Thanksgiving anywhere but my parents house in Palo Alto, 26 years straight. I suppose the day will come … Continue reading

November 27, 2009 · 1 Comment

Why do I cook?

The title to this post is a simple question, and the toughest philosophical questions often start this way. “Why are we here?” or “What do I want in life?” are … Continue reading

November 25, 2009 · Leave a comment

More photos from St. Helena

A midday glass of wine neverhurt nobody. Plus I’m oncampus! Maya Papaya checks outthe Le Creuset pans aswe run around like kidsin a candy store. Whypurchase seven issues ofCooks Illustrated, … Continue reading

November 24, 2009 · Leave a comment

Culinary Confidential- On campus

Last week I visited the Greystone Campus of the CIA, my new home come January. I had never been to the town of St. Helena, so this trip filled in … Continue reading

November 23, 2009 · 2 Comments

Employee Breakfast on Opening Day

It’s Opening Day at Squaw, and I’m waiting for the crowds to come. We got snow last night, not enough for the whole mountain to open, but enough for the … Continue reading

November 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

My desk at Soupa

This prep station is where all the delicious soups are made at Soupa, the lunch cafe where I work in Squaw Valley. We make all our soups from scratch, starting … Continue reading

November 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

Culinary Confidential- It’s happening!

I am going to culinary school. Not in some far off, hypothetical, “Man, it would so cool to go to culinary school” way, but rather in a “Starting in eight … Continue reading

November 12, 2009 · 1 Comment