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Book Reviews

  Historically, there are a few things you will never see me turn down: 1) A glass of champagne. 2) A ripe juicy heirloom tomato during summer. 3) Anchovies or Sardines, In Any Format, Any Time Of The Year, No Matter Where About number three, yep, it’s true. My lifelong love affair with those salty, [...]


Book Reviews!

by Matt on December 6, 2012

Here are some holiday book reviews from the one and only Kristina Gill. There are a few titles that didn’t make it into this review but will be in next time, but in the meantime enjoy this review which happens to include some of my favorite recent titles, too! — Matt It has been crazy [...]


Book Reviews!

by Matt on October 8, 2012

Oh my, I’ve been bad and haven’t posted these reviews from Kristina in some time. K, please forgive me. But they’re as good as ever, I promise. Take it away, Kristina! –mattt I’ve been away for a long time.  The last time I was writing, there was almost three feet of snow on the ground.  [...]


A Few Things, But Mostly A Shameless Plug

by Matt on September 26, 2012

Well hello there. And how are you? That’s me in a photo taken by the lovely Erin Malone last week at Jordan Winery. I was in San Francisco shooting a few projects which I’ll share with you shortly, but in the meantime it’s back to the grind this week at the studio doing what I [...]


Well, what do ya know…I wrote another book! I’ll spare you the details about sweating my butt off, missed deadlines, really creative strings of swearwords, and all those other things that happen when you are working on something you love. Keyword: WORK. But now, this? This is the best part. This is the part that [...]


Oh, Steve.

by Matt on July 23, 2012

Oh, Steve. Clearly you don’t have a copy of my book. Have your agent call my agent, we’ll fix that. In the meantime, my plan for WSD (World Stick Domination) is working. But gummy worms? I’m with you on that one.


Book Reviews!

by Matt on April 20, 2012

Hello everyone! I’m off to Australia in a few hours but wanted to let you know that I am thrilled to feature the return of Book Reviews from the one and only Kristina Gill! It’s such a great way to discover new titles and I always appreciate Kristina’s curating. Enjoy this installment and I’ll be [...]


I’ll take Cookbooks for $200, Alex

by Matt on December 13, 2011

It was my sister Angela that texted me first. “Did you know you were a question on Jeopardy?” she wrote. Soon after the facebook posts and messages started coming in. Mostly from the other side of the country from friends who were settled in for the night and enjoying some gameshow tv time. “What the [...]


November’s Everyday Food

by Matt on November 11, 2011

Hi folks! Just a little quick post to tell you know about this month’s Everyday Food Magazine! I’ve got a quick little feature as well as a new favorite holiday side dish that I will be serving this year! It’s Sweet Potato Fries with Brown-Butter Marshmallow Sauce and you can find it on page 33 [...]


Book Review: Say Cheese!

by Matt on October 11, 2011

I think I can say that my love of cheese is no secret. It’s my favorite food group (yes, I consider it a group that must be eaten regularly). I was excited when Kristina told me her next book round up would be all about cheese. BRING IT. Oh, and bring me some wine while [...]