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[27 Oct 2009 | 30 Comments | 4,028 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Soup

I’m about to board a plane back to Austin from Maryland. The sad reason for this trip was the passing of Magda Bart, my last living grandparent and the woman I called Nagymama (grandma in Hungarian).
It was wonderful to be with family and friends and celebrate the life of my beautiful, determined, and loving grandmother who lived almost 93 years.

Today, my body is stiff from travel and stress. I’m tired and coming down with the cold I have been fighting off for weeks. On top of all this, I’m moving …

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Media, Memories »

[18 Sep 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,272 views]
Potomac Gazette: Local Girl Moves to the Heart of Texas and Eats It

The Internet is an amazing thing. A couple weeks ago I received an e-mail from Erin Donahue, writer for the Potomac Gazette. She had found my post on the Churchill Class of ’96 through her Google news search for “Churchill High” and wanted to write a story about us. We had a lovely chat on the phone.
This morning, I was walking Lucy and checking e-mail on my iPhone and saw messages with links to the article. News sure travels fast on this newfangled world wide web. Anyway, here it is …

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KGSR, Media, Memories, Tours »

[3 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | 4,145 views]
David Alan of Annie’s and The Tipsy Texan Mixes Drinks on KGSR

The Winston Churchill High School class of 1996 is having a good week in the world of food media — Dhani Jones was on Man v. Food, David Freedenberg will be on No Reservations, and I was on the KGSR “Late Show” for my weekly Tasty Touring segment.
While a local radio gig may not be as big a deal as being a regular guest with Anthony Bourdain, or having your own show like Dhani Tackles the Globe, my mom still thinks it’s cool.

This Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. CT, …

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Guest Bloggers, Memories »

[20 Apr 2009 | 9 Comments | 3,007 views]
Love, 1930s style

My mom found an old photocopy of a letter her father wrote in early February, 1936 after meeting her mother. I never met my grandfather (Joe) as he died before I was born. This letter gave me a better picture of who he was as a person than any other picture or story has done.
Joe is writing to his sister, Freda, to tell her about the wonderful woman he has decided to marry after only knowing her for eight days. He was 29 years old. The first photo below features …

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Memories »

[8 Apr 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,153 views]
Ma Nishtana: Why is Passover Different?

Of all Jewish holidays, Passover is the one most commonly observed by otherwise non-observant Jews. The seder, or dinner service during Passover is composed of a four course meal, lots of wine, comfortable chairs, and did I mention all those cups of wine?
Those that observe Passover remove chametz (meaning: leavened foods) from the home. This commemorates the fact that the Jews freed in Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise. It also reminds us that we were all once slaves, and we …

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