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The Cured Ham
The Bay Area of California
I cook, travel, and eat enjoying each and every moment
Interests: travel, food, wine, mountaineering, cooking, hiking, camping
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Nice spread. Greeks and Italians usually come hungry. Nice play-by-play on the Spanakopita, looks perfect.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on My Big Fat Greek Easter at The Skinny Pig
Looks like a great meal. Pasta and truffle anything works for me, as do the short ribs, not too far off my recent dinner at Spruce in SF
The Sun is Out and it's time to garden! We'll see what type of crop grows this year. 2010 was a little weak and a little cold. We're giving these plants a head start under the make-shift greenhouse. How do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at The Cured Ham
A first for me in Mammoth, sushi in the Mountains; perhaps risky business. I was calculated though, I went on a Saturday night with the assumption that a weekend would bring people from LA and a fresh delivery of fish.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Continuing to eat tacos in Sonoma County, a familiar name has come to Healdsburg, Lola’s Market. I went with two carnitas tacos. Larger corn tortillas and carnitas from the full food case. The full grocery store has its advantages; from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at The Cured Ham
My first time to a Broken Yolk and the experience was on par with Denny's. The food was brought out fast, the meal was under $10, and my choice probably was enough calories for half the day. The ham and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at The Cured Ham
I've dined here several times over the years, the original concept designed by Bay Area restaurateur Bradley Ogden. The fish and chips have been one of my favorites over the years. But today I went with what seems to becoming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at The Cured Ham
The Gumbo Throwdown at the Vineyard Farmer's Market today, was fun (albeit loud). For me, the easy winner was Trelio. Lovely color and flavor, real depth and I'm looking forward to trying some of your wine as well (since we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at The Cured Ham
When I lived in Florence, I must have walked by Acqua al 2 literally everyday as I walked to the Culinary Academy. I never ate at the Florence location. However, I have recently dined at the San Diego location. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at The Cured Ham
I've eaten at Scopa a couple of times, both for dinner. I have no intention of detailing both meals (sometimes I shut off the critic in me on a Friday) and I don't have pictures because I sat at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Fuy Jou in Lima came recommended to us by a Chinese-American Seattle family visiting relatives in Lima that we met at dinner the night before at Panchita. The joys of being a friendly traveler. A good walk from the hotel,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Dick’s Smoke Wagon, Big Pine. While I didn’t get a chance to head to the East Side of California over the summer, I was lucky enough to break away during the winter. However, that means going “around the horn” through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at The Cured Ham
While I've recently had a flurry of restaurant dining experiences, I've also had four remarkable home-cooked experiences that match any night out. While I rarely detail the experiences or the food of friends and relatives (I like be invited over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Mad. When one looks at the dictionary definitions of "Mad", the words Harebrained, Uncontrollably Foolish, Mentally Disturbed are all possibilities. I must have been a little mad that day to have suggested dining at The Mad Duck. So let's start... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at The Cured Ham
I’ve been to Pismo’s a few times in the last 12 months and at this point. The menu, while no longer a hand-written mess, has become a combination of full color and copied collage of menu items on several pages... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Thanks BK. This one hits home for lots of reasons and it's why I was up late last night putting some thoughts together. I just wish I could remember more of the restaurants over the years.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2011 on Campagnia's Lives On!! at The Cured Ham
Note: 2 Weeks After this Post, Campagnia Has Closed. A dramatic weekend and successful Valentine's Day for Campagnia's in Fresno. A statement was released on the Facebook Fan Site today regarding recent events (which i've attached View this photo). The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Normally, I eat upstairs at Whiskey Creek for simpler fare, fish tacos or a burger, but I felt like a steak and salad. So downstairs it was for The Whiskey Wedge and the Friday night Prime Rib. The metaphor for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at The Cured Ham
Thai Thai at the Bishop Airport: Build it and they will come, should be the motto for this Thai restaurant. Located on the grounds of the Bishop general aviation airfield, Thai Thai has carved out a niche in the Bishop... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at The Cured Ham
The Black Sheep Espresso Bar is tucked into the back of Spellbinder Books in Bishop, CA. Black Sheep roasts their own beans and finds some direct sources. It’s a nice local alternative to the Looney Bean. A simple coffee house... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at The Cured Ham
As many of you know, I’ve been coming to Mammoth Lakes for many years, but have never dined at Tamarack. A well regarded establishment and rooted in classical cuisine, I’ve heard from backpacker and seasoned diner alike, this is probably... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at The Cured Ham
What was I thinking not coming to this place 5 years ago? I popped in for lunch and had a bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions and a salad with bleu cheese dressing (I had the option of fries as well).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at The Cured Ham
A meatball sandwich and a cup of clam chowder doesn’t get any more simple or hearty for lunch. Perry’s did both items justice. Was it a life changing meatball sandwich experience? No, but the sandwich was hot, the meatballs moist,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at The Cured Ham
I generally avoid the chaos in the Village, but I haven’t been to the new Gomez’s mega location in The Village at Mammoth Lakes. I sat at the bar and ordered my standard, one carnitas taco and one al pastor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The Cured Ham
There are a few more Peruvian reviews that I would like to share, but I wanted to mix in some variety with a return trip to my beloved East Side of California and Highway 395. There were a few great... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at The Cured Ham