Food Blogger Camp is back folks and we’ll be learning the basics of food blogging on sun filled, cocktail laden beaches again.
Last years Food Blogger Camp 2010 in Ixtapa Mexico was a success with a wonderful gathering of food bloggers from around the world.
Back by popular demand, Food Blogger Camp is returning once again and this time, we’ll all be learning on the sandy white beaches of Riviera Maya at Grand Velas Riveria Mexico. It’s a vacation workshop!
We’re excited to be presenting» Read the full story →
Scott Hair of Steamy Kitchen kicks off the seminar
Food Blog Forum Atlanta seminar was a hit and a wonderful event where new friendships were made. Thank you to the beautiful city of Atlanta, Jaden Steamy Kitchen and Gwen Bunky Cooks for organizing and to all the attendees for making this event a huge success.
A huge shout out goes to the stellar panel of speakers as well. Thank you to John Kessler of Atlanta Journal-Constitution, James Andrews and Lauren Thomas from Everywhere , Cookbook » Read the full story →
I’m guilty and fessing up to the fact that I often drown my salads in dressing. Simple, crisp and fresh salads are my favorite ways to eat greens, sans all the complicated toppings. The extra toppings often get in the way of my favorite greens. But to contradict myself in a bowl of lettuce, I’ll often plunge the delicate leaves in a bath of oil and vinegar, suffocating my salad in excess dressing. Bad me, bad.
Key ingredients to healthy & flavorful dressing: non-fat yogurt, » Read the full story →
Disappointment solved. Ever have a dish that stumps you? You make it sometimes and it comes out incredible, then other times it’s just , ehh. You start going through your head trying to figure out where you went wrong. What are the variables that changed? Ingredients, timing, heat… What the hell did I do wrong? Frustrating, isn’t it? However there is also a by-product of the hair-pulling frustration. “Hell yeah!” joy when you finally figure it out. Today I’m saying, “Hell yeah!”
The dish is » Read the full story →
Clearly, Todd and I don’t have tons of free time on hand, but the thrill of my week at Club Med and the gazillions of pictures and video clips forced us to free up some time. Making a video isn’t exactly a quickie project that we can do in front of the TV. A video will take us hours (tens) to complete because adding pictures, sound effects, transitions and movement suck up so much time. Honestly, learning how to use Final Cut Studio Pro is » Read the full story →
Most of the time, the loss of a loved one is a time of mourning, sorrow and questioning. But often times, we look at this painful time as celebration of life and legacy that he/she has impacted on our lives. We celebrate the love and memory of our loss to carry us through this difficult time.
Todd’s in-law family has gathered together to pay respects to the loss of a loving uncle, brother and man, Dean. Because of this loss, we are again reminded of » Read the full story →
New Years resolutions are hopeless promises to improve ourselves that eventually get broken. Well, at least it is in our case. That’s why we don’t make resolutions to eliminate our vices in a feeble attempt to clear a new path for a better life in the new year. We know we have issues, extreme tendencies and severe obsessions that warrant change. So we set goals for ourselves every day of the year, therefore everyday is a focus to be better people. We do try our » Read the full story →
We’re hosting a little party here folks and you’re all invited to participate in the festivities! It’s quite an honor today to be hosting a blog book tour for Roberta Isleib’s newest novel, Asking For Murder. This suspenseful murder mystery is the latest in a series of fabulous novels that will have you reading into the wee hours of the night. Roberta is an amazing quadruple threat. She’s a clinical psycologist, a mystery writer, president of more book clubs/organizations than we can count and » Read the full story →
Summer doesn’t feel like it’s ending for us yet because there’s still an amazing amount of wonderful summer produce that’s reaching out to us every time we go to the farmers market. The summer fruit pangs hit us hard this year when it came to figs. The plethora of phenomenal figs has us buying more figs than we can eat, and they’re not cheap! Sometimes at $4-$6 for a basket of about 5-7 figs, it can get really pricey for fig lovers like us. » Read the full story →
Last Saturday’s superb blogger party still has us pumped up and buzzing. Even with all the dishes cleaned and put away, we’re still feeling the exciting aftershocks of the amazing gathering. Thanks to everyone who attended! All of you make us proud to be part of this passionate blogging community! Since we’re still riding the waves of the fun gathering, we’ve decided to post a few of the recipes for the dishes that we made for the party. This is definitely a first for us » Read the full story →
We’re eating backwards today. For breakfast, we heated up the BBQ at 8:30 am and started experimenting with some grilled dishes for the party. Another party, you ask? Heck, yeah! This time, it’s for some cool blogger folks that we have come to know through cyberspace, but for most, we have yet to meet face to face, meal to meal and booze to booze! Yes, this is going to be a kick butt party with some wonderful local Southern CA food bloggers (and some out » Read the full story →
This post is dedicated to Miss Kaweah, the sweet and lucky black lab that gets to hike, romp and swim in Colorado’s outrageously amazing wilderness. She’s at a summer puppy camp now, enjoying a little break away from her parents.
We’re envious of not just Kaweah, but of her mommy and daddy too, known to everyone as Jen Yu and Jeremy of Use Real Butter. Everyone knows that Jen’s super duper fine photography skills keep us drooling over her delicious Asian dishes and picture » Read the full story →
Hah! This video is in response to some of you who question if we really had a party of 70 people this last Saturday! Yeah, we cooked it all and we actually had lots of people over who ate almost all the food! Being that there’s a cloud of doubt because we didn’t provide pictures of the guests, just the food, we decided to put this video together as the PROOF!
We also threw this video together to share with all those who attended the » Read the full story →
Whew! What a week it’s been over here at the WORC household! All the work, cooking and cleaning we spent over the last week paid off to the grand finale on Saturday and we had a BLAST! It’s moments like these when good friends come together for friendship and food that make the days of planning worth the effort. Saturday was one of the bi-annual testing days for the two dojo’s and afterwards everyone headed over to our house for the party. It was also » Read the full story →
We want to introduce you to some of our new “food video” making friends. They are Travis at Rock and Roll BBQ and Tony at Olive Juice! Since our video’s have been circulating in the blogosphere waves, we’ve received so much support and love from all you watching and reading. Thank you!! New video friends have stopped by and shared their love of creating cooking video’s and here are two guys that really, really have their stuff together! Travis and Tony are two hugely talented » Read the full story →
This Lunar New Year of the Rat doesn’t begin till February 7, 2008, but in Little Saigon, CA, today, you would never know that this grand Tet event was still 11 days away. What an fantastic sight it was along Bolsa Ave between Magnolia /Brookhurst!! This is the first weekend that the outdoor flower stands and other flower vendors started showcasing and selling the prized Tet flowers. Along this flower powered strip of Bolsa Ave, tents were set up at various shopping centers providing protection » Read the full story →
Cooking for Thai’s memorial luncheon was not only an honor, but a trip back in time. This feast of about 60+ close dojo friends, family, students, Sensei, widowed girlfriend Kate and 1 soon to be born baby Kiera of Thai Siam was an amazing gathering of love, respect and memory. It pained me even beyond my silent tears to hear that Kiera will be born without her papa, Thai, a man whose dedication, passion and capacity to love Aikido martial arts would have been transcended » Read the full story →
We were in fine form. Flying around the kitchen, finishing dishes, cooking the potatoes au gratin. Unfortunately, this was still in my sleep. D. had already risen and was hitting the kitchen, but I was still in my dreams. After falling out of bed, I grabbed the car keys and staggered out to Banh Mi Che Cali to buy baguettes and a morning cafe s?a dá. The coffee worked quickly, and by the time I had purchased ice from the gas station I was back » Read the full story →
The day before the dojo’s gathering. D. was charging out of bed with the morning sun. I never charge out of bed, but did follow not too long after. Today was the big prep day. D. hit the veggies; washing, blanching, slicing ‘em down to size. I crafted the onslaught of smoke & heat that would transform 12 lbs of tough brisket into melt-in-your-mouth, smokey good, as well as melt the fat of 10 lbs of pork butt into a tantalizing pulled pork. Soon D. » Read the full story →
Last month there was a tragedy which one of the senior black belts from our sister dojo was killed in a car accident. Not merely limiting the tragedy to the premature end of a joyous soul, the event has left behind a widow (also a member of our dojos) who is expecting with child. At New Year’s we had expressed a wish to host a dojo gathering at our house as a post-Christmas feast, and Josh, our senior black belt, said that the dojo was » Read the full story →