I like to cook and I like to eat out, and the San Francisco Bay Area is a wonderful place to engage in both activities. We have restaurants here serving food from nearly the whole world, and ethic grocery stores stocking all sorts of "exotic" ingredients, from pre-made berbere to frozen banana leaves.

In these pages, I will share with you some of my favorite recipes and my views on local restaurants. I will also introduce you to my different cooking "projects". I hope you enjoy your visit here.

This has become my main conduit for publishing my recipes, restaurant reviews and other thoughts on food.

Best Recipes
The recipes I'd definitely make again

International Recipes
I am cooking my way around the world alphabetically. From Afghani food to Zimbabwean, I hope to try them all. Full menus.

Granny's & Gladys' Recipe Book
Old family recipes.

Vegan Recipes For my vegan daughter

Restaurant Recipes
With two kids we can't eat out as much, but we can try to replicate restaurant food at home. Full menus.

Party & Holiday Recipes
Yummy and perhaps meaningful recipes that work for a crowd

Early Recipes
A Collection of the first recipes I made when I started cooking.


Restaurant Reviews
Most of these are very outdated, beware!