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Eating With a Purpose

May 30, 2011

Do not try this at home. And when I say that, I’m really talking about two things.

1) Blogging without a net
2) Eating your way across the Bay Area

If I were a more reasonable man, I might take a break from blogging while on vacation. Instead, I’m committed to keep my posting schedule despite the time difference and the absence of my copy editor. This means both writing and posting before going to bed, so that there is new content up and ready for those on the east coast in the morning.

But I’m not a reasonable man. And if you followed me closely yesterday on Twitter, you would have a better understanding of what I’m talking about.

I’m out west visiting my oldest friends, and while I love them to death, they have not always proven to be the best influence on my behavior.

A long time ago, I remember there was a smoking cessation program that got you to quit by breaking you of your desire to smoke. They did that by pumping you so full of cigarettes that the notion of having even just one more became so vile and unappealing, you just simply stopped.

I may be getting close to that for food.

Just yesterday, the day started out with dim sum. Which was followed by coffee at Philz. We then went on to have potato puffs and pick up a delicious challah. This was followed by a torta at my favorite panaderia, where they still remembered Young Master Fussy and Mrs. Fussy after our four year absence. Being so close, it was impossible to avoid the siren call of chaat from Vik’s. Then of course, we had to pick up some pastries to bring home.

All of this was capped with a Californian interpretation of New Jersey cuisine, which included a Taylor ham sandwich with saltpepperketchup.

Today I may not be able to eat.

But if  I’m lucky we’ll manage to pick some organic strawberries from a local farm. And I’m going to try and fill my basket with the smallest, most intense ones I can find. Unfortunately this might ruin me for another season of strawberries. However, if they are even half as good as I remember, it will all be worth it.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2011 8:22 am

    Sounds like my kind of day!

    Cheers!
    G-LO

  2. May 30, 2011 9:38 am

    I was watching your tweets, and as I’m finally REALLY over a nasty stomach bug that hit early last week, yesterday I was actually hungry without fear of intestinal retribution. Needless to say, I was jealous. :)

  3. May 31, 2011 5:33 pm

    Impressive tweets. TWO visits to in-n-out as well as one to Adesso. Well done, sir. I’d heard that Golden Gate has lost their baker… were the custard tarts still good?

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