Food

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We walked by the usually deserted Italian American Social Club in Menlo Park this morning and found a number of members there roasting a pig for a Super Bowl party. They expect a crowd of 50 or 60. Chief roaster was Larry Millili (right), assisted by Vic Para.

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Make it a totally San Francisco Super Bowl!

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Are you ready for some football? It’s time to celebrate the Super Bowl in true San Francisco style. We will be kicking back on Sunday, watching all the festivities and enjoying as many iconic Bay Area treats as we can. First down: our favorite California cheeses with fabulous Boudin sourdough football bread. Second down: Classic Fisherman’s Wharf clam chowder in […]

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Spotted: Broccoli pyramid at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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No mistaking that broccoli is in season. There was plenty to be found at this morning’s Menlo Park Farmers Market. The folks from Bounty of the Valley Farms in the Salinas Valley had put together a couple of eye-catching broccoli pyramids.

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Delicious citrus tacolicious recipe to start the new year

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This recipe is not just gorgeously full of delicious citrus, it’s actually tacolicious. The iconic Bay Area restaurant, that never takes itself too seriously, where tacos are a way of life and everything that they make is a show stopping pleasure. I have had this marked in my Tacolicious cookbook since I got it, and with our […]

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Angel Heart Cakes morphs into Eva Sweets on December 1st with open house

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There’s a changing of the guard at Angel Food Cakes, the bakery started by Menlo Park residents Debbie Humphreys (left) and Chris Rivera (right) who were first profiled on InMenlo in 2010. They’ve sold their Marsh Manor bakery to Tal Waizer (center), who will be taking over on December 1. All three will be on hand that […]

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Chef Marine Thomas brings French flair to Bistro Vida in downtown Menlo Park

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Bistro Vida chef Marine Thomas has been at the helm of the Menlo Park restaurant for six months now, but the Parisian transplant it still getting used to her new country. “I’m still learning about how the seasons here affect the produce,” she said. “It’s different than in France.” Proprietor Ali Elsafy “discovered” Marine when she […]

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Delfina and Mauricio are poster faces for this year’s Second Harvest Food and Fund Drive

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Delfina and Antonio have three kids — daughters Maritza, 9, and Itzel, 7, and son Mauricio, 6. Even though Antonio works long hours as a full-time mechanic at a local body shop, finding affordable housing and surviving in a region that has one of the highest costs of living in the nation is a daily […]

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M-A Canned Food Drive kicks off its 2015 campaign today with 11 locations

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The annual Menlo-Atherton High School Canned Food Drive kicked off today (11/9/15). In a tradition started by legendary Coach Ben Parks, M-A students collect food from the community to help feed several hundred families in the area, many of them M-A families. For four weeks, students will fan out over the local area and collect cans. […]

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Debora Ferrand is at the helm of Mademoiselle Colette in downtown Menlo Park

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Stated simply, Mademoiselle Colette, a patisserie that opened in downtown Menlo Park a month ago, is the talk of the town. That it’s an instant hit has surprised owner Debora Ferrand. “I never imagined we’d have so many people so soon,” said the Atherton resident who moved to the area a year ago. “We are selling out of some items […]

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I scream for ice cream (even though it’s Halloween)

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Here’s the scoop, we’ve been making Ice Cream Jack O’Lanterns for years. So easy, so cute and such a treat since it is still 80 degrees in California! It’s amazing how a little black tubed icing transform a scoop of pumpkin ice cream (top). Or even a few chocolate chips will do the trick (or treat). Happy […]

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Kikim Media film “In Defense of Food” being screened at Stanford on Oct. 20

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A film by Menlo Park-based Kikim Media, In Defense of Food, will have its Peninsula premiere at the Stanford University School of Medicine Food Forum on October 20th at 7:00 pm. It will be screened at Cubberly Auditorium on the Med School campus. Explains Michael Schwarz, who who serves as Kikim’s producer and director: “It’s being hosted by […]

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