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The Secret Diary of a Foodie, Part Deux

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This is the latest installment of Foodie Underground.

Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up.

Wednesday April 4, 2012, 7:33 p.m.

Dear Diary,

Since I ditched the Greens Blog idea, I have been trying to focus on my coffee project. I have been taking a coffee roasting course (a cheese making course seemed so last year) and I think I have found my calling. And there’s a really cute coffee roaster leading the class… unfortunately his jeans are skinnier than mine. After class last night he asked me if I wanted to come up with a special sea salt, coffee cake recipe for the coffee shop he works at. Yes, please! In exchange he’s going to hook me up with free craft-roasted Americanos for a year. I just couldn’t say no.

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Written by Anna Brones

May 30, 2012 at 10:09

The Foolproof Foodie Menu Guide

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A down and dirty guide for planning the menu at your upcoming restaurant. No really, you’ll want mason jars.


Bourbon, bitters and definitely something infused, preferably with bacon.

Champagne and elderflower.


Choose either a dynamic or intentionally plain name for this section of the menu. Anything in French will do, or simple phrases like “small plates.” Then make sure to have at least two of the following:

Wilted bitter greens.

Some type of carb with crust cut off.

A basket of bread studded with as much farmhouse cheddar or bacon as possible. Rosemary is so 2005.

Goat cheese. Preferably on beets, but other roots will do in a pinch. Think parsnips or rutabaga.

Braised greens on brioche. Both are on foodie menus everywhere, but in such an inventive pairing? Sure to get you a write up.

Full tongue in cheek guide here.

Written by Anna Brones

December 12, 2011 at 14:28