Icing on the Cake: Serving Up Baked Nostalgia

In a small kitchen in the Cambrian neighborhood of west San Jose, a young girl watches her mother pour flour into a large yellow pyrex bowl. The sunlight shining through the window behind the woman makes the baking dust that is slowly floating in the air sparkle like stars in the daylight. Enchanted and curious, the young girl drags […]

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Get Your Sleep in Now: A Man’s Perspective on Pregnancy and Childbirth

For the last 9 1/2 months, I have uniformly received one reaction when I tell people my wife and I are expecting a child, “Get your sleep in now!”  And as true as that statement may be, it was a great deal narrower advice than my wife received upon sharing the news with people. When she […]

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The Storytellers

Over the last decade or so, America has regained a love for craftsmen, artisans, and trades once thought to be on the edge of extinction. In cities like Brooklyn, LA, and Portland, communities of artists have resurrected the industry of handmade items into a movement that has spread across the country. So what is it […]

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Flour + Water:

I generally interview the owners or managers of the places I spotlight to get an idea of their backstory and how they’ve gotten where they are now.  But every once in a while, I find myself taking pics of my meal at places that in no way needs my help in promoting their restaurant. Places that […]

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