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Food

It was a pie safe that we purchased years ago. Rustic, beat up, full of character. I could never walk by it without thinking of what it would look like filled with pies. Over the years it’s housed prop glasses, plates, beautiful ceramics, but never pies. Eight years later I decided to do something about [...]

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A Spring Pizza

by Matt on April 27, 2014

There’s not much of a recipe here, just an idea for free form pizza ingredients that are currently rocking our world. We’re calling it a spring pizza, and it goes something like this: fresh peas, ricotta, pesto, maybe some burrata, , some fennel sausage, and maybe some sliced fresno and/or fresh jalapeños. And yes, I [...]

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About That Pizza Oven…

by Matt on February 1, 2014

If we are friends in real life, then you most likely know that I’m a rather easy-going guy (on most days, I mean). I prefer to roll with those punches, to let bygones be bygones, and accept what the universe presents to me most of the time. I’m fine with just about anything, really. EXCEPT [...]

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The First Pizza of 2014

by Matt on January 5, 2014

Maybe some day soon I’ll write an ode to my backyard pizza oven. It’s a very intense love affair, you know. But in the meantime, here’s the first pizza of 2014: bacon, brussels sprouts, and an egg cracked on top. I can’t think of a better way to start this year off. Follow me on [...]

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  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, [...]

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September Food & Wine Magazine

by Matt on September 15, 2013

  Well whattdayaknow, there’s me in this month’s Food & Wine magazine and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be included in such great company! A huge thanks to Sara and Food & Wine for the inclusion, I now have something to send to my parents to show them I am actually home every now [...]

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Hey, it’s grilling season. And to kick off the upcoming release of Bon Appetit’s new grilling book I made this. But you’ll have to head over to Bon Appetit to check it out (along with some other fantastic recipes from my blogger pals!) Thanks, BA! Oh, and yea. You need this book.

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Winter Citrus, Revisited. Again.

by Matt on January 17, 2013

There’s really not much left I can say about citrus. Particularly, how I feel about citrus. I’ve talked about it for years via my annual citrus round-up, and if I had my way I’d probably write a whole damn cookbook on citrus fruit. I totally would. I think I’ve run out of words to describe [...]

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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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Tart Cherry Hand Pies

by Matt on February 27, 2012

  The note inside the package from American Spoon stopped me in my tracks. “Hope these preserved cherries bring fond memories of your trip to Michigan’s Cherry Festival.” The timing was perfect, actually. Not only is it National Cherry Month, but the chilly weather (even in California!) and non-stop work schedule made me long for [...]

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