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Anyone have Food 2.0?

Sheri's picture

Just picked it up from the library. I haven't cooked out of it yet, but mmm, many of the recipes sound great. And it's got really nice photography.

I'm also really looking forward to the opening of Ayers' restaurant and market in Palo Alto next year (Calafia Cafe and Market A Go-Go).

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #1 of 29)

This book and restaurant slipped by me somehow. I see that Calafia and the market are going into Town & Country--how convenient. We'll have to meet for lunch, a stop in the market and a browse through SLT. I'll bet we can twist Marie's arm to join us.

The ex-chef at Marché is supposed to be opening a pizza place at T&C too.

How are you enjoying the book?

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #2 of 29)

I'm enjoying it! I ended up getting it for Christmas. I've made a few things. It's not packed full of recipes, but I've made a beet salad and also some kimchi, both were very good. I wouldn't consider it a must-have, at least not yet.

I've been following news of the restaurant and market, will definitely need to go. My Fridays in January seem to be relatively open (for now) - we also still need to plan a trip to Penzey's!

Edited to add that I also made a cauliflower-almond garlic soup that was excellent.


Edited 1/3/2009 2:27 pm by Sheri

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #3 of 29)

The last two Fridays look good for me so far.

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #4 of 29)

How did it get to be February?

I've been working at home most Fridays (and other days during the week) because I tore a disc in my back. But it seems like I've been spending the entire day on the phone. Why oh why does that job thing get in the way of my enjoyment? I have cooking and restaurant-going to do! :)

I made one of the Food 2.0 recipes on Saturday - creamy breakfast polenta. Milk, cream, cornmeal, cinnamon, butter, mascarpone, dried blueberries. It was fabulous.

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #5 of 29)

If you keep making delicious breakfasts like that and lying around with a bad back it could be dangerous!

Treat yourself with care, get well, don't work too hard--and we'll get to the restaurant soon.

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #6 of 29)

I went to Calafia for lunch today. A friend and I had delicious salads and then shared a great lemon tart.

The food was very good but we were disappointed by one thing. My friend had herbal tea, when the waiter offered more hot water she requested another tea bag. When the bill arrived we saw that they had charged an additional $3 for the second tea bag. We paid $45 for lunch, they couldn't have thrown in a 25¢ tea bag for the PR value?

I forgot to ask--how's your back?


Edited 2/27/2009 12:24 am by Heather

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #7 of 29)

You're kidding! Charged for another teabag? I'd be disappointed too. I haven't been back there but I'm glad you liked the food.

Back is doing.. okay. Thanks for asking! I'm going to have to get a cortisone shot a week from Monday since it's not healing quick enough for my upcoming trip to Peru (April)!

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #9 of 29)

I hope you aren't planning to climb Machu Picchu with a bad back? Take care of yourself!

There were so many things I would like to try at Calafia. I think I'll take MadMom's advice and let them know how I feel about the tea bag--then I'll cool down and try the place again.

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #11 of 29)

I am planning on doing the trek to Machu Picchu, yes! Which is why I'm not getting away with not having a cortisone shot.

I've been hiking on the weekends and working out almost daily, with my doctor's okay and it's been okay so far.

I'm so excited about the trip. Haven't decided if I'm actually going to eat guinea pig, though!

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #12 of 29)

I have a friend who trekked to Machu Picchu in her wheelchair, so anything is possible!

Marcia's picture

(post #62990, reply #17 of 29)

That's hard to imagine, but good for your friend!

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #18 of 29)

She had a strong person helping her. This woman was amazing and didn't let anything stop her.

Marcia's picture

(post #62990, reply #19 of 29)

One has to admire such tenacity.

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #20 of 29)

Unfortunately, she was killed when a car hit her wheelchair last year.

Marcia's picture

(post #62990, reply #21 of 29)

That's terribly sad. I'm very sorry.

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #22 of 29)

It was sad, she was on her way to the doctor and was only about 1/2 mile from her home. After all the adventures she had had in the Middle East, the Far East, South America it was hard to believe that she was killed while she was doing something so routine.

dorcast's picture

(post #62990, reply #23 of 29)

I'm so sorry, that's truly a sad story.

Marcia's picture

(post #62990, reply #24 of 29)

I wonder if she was less careful with the routine things, but who can say...strange and sad things do happen.

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #27 of 29)

She was fearless to the point of being reckless. I have visited the accident site several times and it is really hard to see what happened.

Marcia's picture

(post #62990, reply #28 of 29)

It's sometimes difficult to see children or someone in a wheelchair at a crosswalk because of their lack of height. I meant to ask if you think this may have been a factor?


Edited 3/1/2009 11:57 am ET by Marcia

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #29 of 29)

It must have been part of it. She was crossing a side street at the corner, with no crosswalk. The driver was crossing a busy 4-lane street with no light. I think she (driver) must have been concentrating on car traffic. I don't think she has been charged with anything.

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #26 of 29)

Oh! That's so sad. But she sounded like an amazing person - Machu Picchu in a wheelchair?

dorcast's picture

(post #62990, reply #13 of 29)

Are you doing the 4 day trek with camping? Spending time in Cusco first?
I did the one day trek.
It was such an incredible trip.
Though I consider myself an adventurous eater, my intense fear of rodents made me flee the table when the guinea pig was served.

Sheri's picture

(post #62990, reply #14 of 29)

Yep, the four day with camping, two full days in Cusco beforehand. I just got my vaccinations and picked up Diamox for altitude sickness (although, I plan on relying heavily on the coco tea!).

I feel the same way about rodents. Bleh. But I'm sure my husband will try it at some point, so I may end up sampling his.

MadMom's picture

(post #62990, reply #15 of 29)

That sounds super...well, Machu Picchu sounds super, not the guinea pig!



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dorcast's picture

(post #62990, reply #16 of 29)

I relied on the tea, and was for the most part fine altitude wise.
It's an incredible experience, have a great trip!

Gretchen's picture

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Might think about some altitude pills, or at least aspirin. Great trip.

Gretchen

 

UMMM. NTS for the umpteenth time, read the d   d  thread before commenting. LOL


Edited 2/28/2009 8:36 pm ET by Gretchen

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MadMom's picture

(post #62990, reply #8 of 29)

I would call, or write, the manager.  I think that is simply ridiculous.  Most places are happy to give refills on coke, water, coffee, and that should apply to tea also.  Especially at those prices!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Heather's picture

(post #62990, reply #10 of 29)

I just emailed the restaurant and the chef/owner with a comment about the tea bag. I'll keep you posted on any replies.