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In My Belly for 2010

This time last year, I got a Fortunate You necklace from Tea Stain clothing in Sacramento. The fortune said: “You will step on the soil of many countries.”

A combination of wanderlust, luck and professional opportunity made that fortune come true in 2010.

I sampled fresh fish and explored new flavors in Russia as a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg State University.
Salmon fricassee

We celebrated my birthday with ceviche on the beach in Ensenada.
Ceviches de Camaron from Los Primos #fb

Finally, I left my Sacramento newsroom behind and became the Newark Patch editor. In this Alameda County city, I cover news, politics, crime and other issues that matter to Newark residents. Plus, I have a chance to profile all the amazing food spots in Newark.
Mexico Tortilla Factory

You can find rest of my album, “In My Tummy: 2010,” on Flickr.
What do you think? What should I try next?

In My Tummy | 2010

In My Belly: Small Bites

Download In My Belly: Small Bites. My ‘Small Bites’ are quick, flavor-packed videos on my culinary adventures. I don’t think I will be doing fancy editing with these pieces. I simply want to shoot the foodie segment with my Droid X and then blast the video via Twitter and this podcast.
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The other day, I did lunch with my hubby in Sacramento and we stopped by Gunther’s for dessert.

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It’s my first trip to this 70-year-old icon.
My co-workers have been raving about this place for the last year. The ice cream tasted amazing! I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I was in heaven with the Root Beer Float ice cream. Yum!

Looking Back

Happy New Year! I’ve hit up several foodie adventures in my kitchen and beyond. I need to get crackin’ on those kitchen blogs – baking bread and taking on chicken pot pie.

But first…2009 has been another epic year of eating, drinking and trying new flavors.

Bacon Explosion
In 2009 – we invested in some kick-ass cooking tools: better knives, an iron skillet and one beautiful grill. Our California weather allows us grill nearly all year round. We fired up the grill for our beer-can chicken on New Year’s Eve. For the virgin run on the grill, we made the bacon explosion. The aroma from 2-pounds of bacon, chorizo and Italian sausage smelled amazing from the grill.
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Dine Downtown 2009

Dine Downtown is an annual eating event for Sacramento. For one week in January, several Capital City restaurants offer $30 Prix Fixe meals. The idea is to convince people it’s a good idea to spend money on dining out, after the New Year’s and Christmas celebrations.

For many people watching their wallets, $30 is the right price for dining out.

Dine Downtown at Rio City

We went to Rio City in Old Sacramento. It’s by the water and enjoyed the relaxed, sophisticated ambiance. On the Prix Fixe menu, I ordered the prime rib, medium rare. So juicy and tender!

We also did a bottle of 2005 Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador County. We had a tasty, affordable night out!

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