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Adventures in Clam Chowder Judging

A booth at the Santa Cruz 2014 Clam Chowder Cookoff /Photo Michelle Locke

“We’ve got the amateur table, so I’ll give you some advice: Take small sips. If it’s green avoid it. But don’t worry, it’s great fun!” And with that sage advice my adventures as a judge at the 33rd annual  Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cookoff began. The contest, which took place last weekend, was my first…

How to be a cool chef

Like cooking? Like winter? Really, really like winter? I may have just the job for you. NANA Services, which manages operations and food services at the McMurdo research station in Antarctica has posted a job opening for a chef. Evidently researchers are interested in the science of gastronomy along with astrophysics, medicine, etc. The successful…

Mr. Potato Head

Totally kicking myself today. A guy in Washington is the Internet story of the hour for eating 20 potatoes a day for 60 days. Shoot, I’ve been doing that for years and never got so much as a page hit out of it. OK, not really. But I do love potatoes. The potato head in…