Current Obsession: Flavored Salt

She's So Bright - Current Obsession: Flavored Salt

My first memorable encounter with flavored salt came when tasting my wedding menu with my caterer Charlotte. We tasted something like 3 different starters, 5 entrées, and all kinds of little bites in her cozy Parisian apartment off of Rue Cler. Somewhere between the burrata and the lamb, she pointed …

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Paris is Always a Good Idea for Thanksgiving

She's So Bright - Thanksgiving in Paris

There’s a scene from the wonderfully cheesy, Drew Barrymore movie Ever After that has stuck with me. Angelica Houston’s evil stepmother relishes the thought that her daughter just won over the prince. She brags, “Paris at Christmas, can you imagine?” Yes, Angelica, I can. It may not have been Christmas …

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Perfectly Spooky Halloween Macarons

She's So Bright - Perfectly Spooky Halloween Macarons

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why the heck would I make my own macarons when these days I could just buy them? I know this because my father asked me that exact question the other day as I was making these. But the truth is, if you’re like me and …

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Banana, Dates & Cacao Smoothie

Banana, Dates & Cacao Smoothie

My absolute favorite brunch place in San Francisco is Universal Cafe located in the Mission near the Heath Ceramic factory. Not only do they have great egg sandwiches and beignets, but they make the most delicious and unique smoothies. There’s only ever one smoothie on the menu, but it’s always …

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