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Palm Springs Getaway and learning some stuff

by Matt on September 30, 2011

If you tried texting, calling or emailing me last week chances are you a) never heard back from me or b) reached my voicemail. This was fully intentional as I took some time to head to Palm Springs with the hubby and 3 of the world’s greatest women who just also happen to be our [...]

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Making Stuff with Avery Labels

by Matt on July 8, 2011

MATT’S NOTE: There have been numerous requests for my template art as well as inquiries about the Limoncello bottles. Unfortunately I am unable to share the art. The bottles, purchased at World Market, haven’t been available for quite some time and I haven’t seen them since I purchased them a few years ago. Thanks so [...]

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Kitchen Wisdom, Volume 1

by Matt on July 5, 2011

Over the past few weeks as I’ve been doing media and press for my book, On A Stick!, there’s one question that sometimes gets asked after the usual “why sticks?” People ask if I have any culinary or cooking background, to which I say “Are you kidding me? You think I’m masochistic enough to work [...]

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Earlier this week I returned home from a few days in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. As a guest of the Four Seasons Costa Rica in Peninsula Papagayo, I joined a small group to experience the resort as well as do a little bit of volunteer work and sight-seeing in one of the planet’s most beautiful locations. [...]

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Muchísimas gracias, LA Weekly!

by Matt on June 9, 2011

Well thank you so very much, LA Weekly! I must tell you that it’s quite an honor to be recognized by LA Weekly as Best Of The Web: Best Food Porn (Mom & Dad, it’s not what you think, call me and I’ll explain it).  You know what else I’m completely jazzed about? The winner [...]

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Well whatddayaknow? Today is the relase of our first book, On A Stick! I’m thrilled, elated, a bit nervous but happy that this book hits store shelves today. It was an incredibly fun project that required some state fair visits, tons of research and plenty of taste testing and you should know I gave 150% [...]

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10 Things: The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches

by Matt on April 14, 2011

I would like to tell you how much I love my job. I love it thissssssssssssssssssssssssssssss much. Why? Because not only do I get to work with food almost every day and with people I love, but because once in a while there are projects like Susan Russo’s The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches that just make [...]

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Judging The Cherry Contest

by Matt on March 20, 2011

A few weeks ago I headed down to sunny and beautiful San Diego (which I am loving more than humanly possible these days but more about that later!) to judge the Powered By Red recipe contest from Choose Cherries. Stop right there, I know what you’re thinking: “you have to head down to one of [...]

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Giveaways, Updates, Fun Stuff!

by Matt on March 8, 2011

Well it just feels as if I haven’t blogged a darn thing lately! Please excuse my tardiness. There have been many things to do, places to go, and photos to snap that have all kept me away. But with things like Twitter and Facebook I suppose I’m never really away, am I? At any rate, [...]

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A Cherry Contest from ChooseCherries.com!

by Matt on February 7, 2011

There must be something about cherries in the air today. First I noticed this great post from Adam Roberts involving his secret stash of sour cherries. Then the other half handed me a bowl of granola with dried tart cherries in it for breakfast. These things both happened as I wanted to announce a recipe [...]

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