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A Vietnamese Lunch For The IRC

We held Tapestry Suppers‘ inaugural event in Palo Alto yesterday and if empty plates and happy faces are any indication, I suppose you could say that this gathering was a success. AND we raised $350 for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)! I owe a major debt of thanks to the friends and family who showed up early to help, ran errands, kept our glasses full and cleared the dishes after. Most of all, a huge thank you to Thoa for opening your home and sharing your incredibly movingRead More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Immigrant Stories

Regardless of your politics, I’m sure we can all agree that the past two months in America have been rather chaotic, as if we’re all actors in a show where the Director changes the storyline every other day. It is hard to keep up with the multitude of narratives and voices, and it can be overwhelming. As an immigrant – this November marks 10 years of our lives here – nothing unnerves me more than watching the rising tide of anti-immigrant sentiment in this country playRead More >>

The APA Awards 2016

APA Awards 2016, First Place – Emerging Five months ago I started a new role as a Studio Manager with a commercial photography studio in San Francisco that, as part of its compensation arrangement, provides use of the studio for personal shoots. Given that we were seriously considering the prospect of remodeling our home to build a studio space, I saw this opportunity as fortuitous and immediately started planning test shoots with local stylists to fully leverage this benefit. I connectedRead More >>

The Days Are Full

Stopping by to say Hi after a packed summer photographing for Napa’s newest restaurant, BlogHer 2012 and a short video about a Kansas City smoke-master.Read More >>

Pumpkin Soup With Buttered Chanterelles

Lusciously creamy pumpkin soup with buttered chanterelles and thyme for some warm comfort in the colder months.Read More >>

Homemade Basil Pesto // Poor Taste Magazine

A recipe for basil pesto and a feature in Poor Taste Magazine as their blogger of the month.Read More >>

Egg Salad & Design*Sponge Feature

Beyond the Plate’s favorite Egg Salad recipe is featured on Design*Sponge’s “In The Kitchen With” column this week!Read More >>

Saveur’s 2011 Best Food Blog Awards

Beyond the Plate is a finalist in Saveur Magazine’s 2011 Best Food Blog Awards! A thank you and details on how to vote.Read More >>

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