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At The Barlow in Sebastopol

While visiting my mom, we took a detour to the hip and charming town of Sebastopol and found everything from a microbrewery to a 1760 cookbook on brewing!

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Into the Woods….but not the movie

Here is a look back at one of my favorite dining experiences of 2014. Michelin-starred Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago needs to be on your list for 2015.

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Chicago’s Berghoff Cookbook Giveaway

Chicago’s original Berghoff Restaurant was a beloved staple in the Windy City from 1898 to 2006. Wouldn’t you love some of their famous recipes?

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Wedding Day!

Two months ago, my daughter Kara was married in New Orleans. I have never seen such a beautiful and happy bride. It was a joyous day for our family!

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Looking for Tyler Florence and finding the Grateful Dead

One can meet a variety of people in little Mill Valley, California, along with some great food!

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The Slanted Door

The Slanted Door in San Francisco was recently named the best restaurant in America at the James Beard Awards. So of course I had to go there, right?

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Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets

Cafe Du Monde original Coffee Stand serves cafe au lait and hot beignets 24 hours a day year round. This New Orleans landmark has been located in the French Market since 1862.

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The Big Easy

My first trip to New Orleans will be filled with memories of my youngest daughter’s wedding. It was like a fairy tale and she was the beautiful princess.

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