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Secrets of the CIA: Team Cooking by AIWF Members from Across the Country

2012-01-24T19:11:44+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Menus and Memories, Recipes, Team Cooking|

The American Institute of Wine and Food celebrated Napa last weekend and honored Margrit Mondavi at the gala dinner on Friday evening. Margrit was one of the original founders of AIWF with her husband, Robert Mondavi, and Julia Child.   Five [...]

A Cooking Collaboration: Biotech Women Recreate Authentic Tastes of Indonesia

2011-04-30T17:31:53+00:00 April 30th, 2011|Menus and Memories, Recipes, Team Cooking|

[gpslideshow post_id=""] Cooking is a great way to connect with your colleagues.  A group of biotech women recently gathered at the home of Susan Dube' to prepare tasty dishes that transported us to Indonesia. Indonesian cuisine is as diverse as [...]

What’s for Dinner when Dining at the Home of a Food Critic?

2011-04-25T18:47:50+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Menus and Memories, Recipes|

We had the very special honor last week of being invited to dine at the home of a new friend, Maureen Clancy, who has over 25 years experience as a Food Editor, Food Columnist and Restaurant Critic for the San [...]

Making Real Dough at Home: Handmade Pasta Chapter of Cook the Part

2017-07-03T21:10:11+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Menus and Memories, Recipes, Team Cooking|

Most people don't tackle handmade pasta at home on their own.  It seems somewhat daunting.  But when you consider tackling this with friends, this suddenly seems like a  fun, easy task.  That's the power of teamwork... Team cooking takes people [...]

Chiles Rellenos: Mrs. Z Writes About Her Love for Pasilla Chiles

2011-03-28T09:19:14+00:00 March 28th, 2011|Menus and Memories, Recipes|

Is it possible to fall in love with a chile pepper? After posting a comment on the blog a couple of weeks ago, I realized that, yes, it is absolutely possible to fall in love with a chile [...]

Building a Great Paella: A Photo Recipe

2011-03-20T11:00:59+00:00 March 20th, 2011|Cooking Tips, Menus and Memories, Team Cooking|

[gpslideshow] Last night a group of friends gathered to cook authentic Spanish Paella.  In fact, Barbara even hand-carried the rice from Spain last week.  Two teams worked together to create this one dish meal.  The guys tackled the grilling: chicken, [...]