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An incredibly delicious pop-up on October 26

One gets the impression that Kristina Scrivani could tell you in great, appreciative detail about every ingredient she uses in the kitchen. She has the joy of fresh discovery as she holds up containers of spices and insists we pass them around, stick our noses in, and get transported to flavor ecstasy.

Not many kitchenware stores have a full kitchen smack in the middle. Even fewer are graced by the brilliant, loving touch of a cook of the caliber of Kristina Scrivani. On the night of Friday, Oct. 26, the lucky participants in an Edible Pop-Up Supper Club at Stone Creek Kitchen got a real treat. 

Before serving one of the highlights for us all, Kristina described, “basically we started with a case … Read More

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Monterey Bay Reggaefest 2012

DSC_1975There are good vibes to be had at the 17th annual Monterey Bay Reggaefest this weekend. There is also a lot of food. While a lot of it is typical fairgrounds fare, we found a very special Jamaican cook named Leonie McDonald whose food is strictly vegan and very delicious. She also has music cred, as her husband, Lloyd “Bread” McDonald was a friend of Bob Marley growing up together in Jamaica, and he is in the band Wailing Souls. DSC_1978We got a combo plate with fried plantains, rice, mango, avocado, tofu, and other good things. My favorite were the black beans. I can’t remember having any this good in a long time, and I asked Leonie how she made them. She said: “They are not from the can! They … Read More

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