From the monthly archives:

May 2012

US Army Culinary Arts Competition

by Matt on May 27, 2012

This post originally appeared in 2010. I am rerunning it this Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of all those who have served. Matt’s Forward: I wanted to offer a recap of the day I spent with the US Army and cover this event objectively. I wanted to view myself as a reporter of some sorts, [...]

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A wonderful reader left a comment about my Copper River Salmon story and asked for a recipe. Well  have I got one for you! This recipe is courtesy the California Avocado Commission and just happens to be photographed by, oh, you know. Written by Amy Sherman, I remember shooting this last year (or year before?) [...]

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Copper River Salmon. It’s time!

by Matt on May 18, 2012

The efforts to fish and preserve this food source lie in the delicate balance of Mother Nature and the lifelong dedication of a group of some pretty special people. “You really have to want to be here, in Cordova,” I heard from more than just one person. “You don’t accidentally stumble or end up here. [...]

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Life’s Little Luxuries. With Cheese!

by Matt on May 15, 2012

The post is sponsored by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries. It’s about taking a step back and enjoying all that’s important and delicious in life. Last week’s post explored ways of celebrating with friends and family. I was overwhelmed with the responses and learned so many great ways to celebrate life’s little luxuries [...]

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What do you get when you combine 1400 cupcakes, delicious recipes, a team of talented folks, a week of photography, 50 lbs of butter and sugar and plenty of code and technology? Food Network’s Cupcakes! App, and folks let me tell you how incredible the entire experience was. This app for the iPad contains more [...]

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The following is a post inspired by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries. It’s about taking a step back and enjoying all that’s important and delicious in life. When I began writing about this topic, I thought it’d be easy. I was going to start by saying that even though the vacation is months [...]

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Join me on Saturday, May 19th!

by Matt on May 7, 2012

Friends, I want to tell you a few things. First, that glorious photo of me was taken by the amazing Gabriel Goldberg. A beautiful man who only photographs beautiful people and celebrities. Gabriel, I want to say thank you for lowering your standards by agreeing to photograph me. Second, there is an event coming up [...]

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