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Sean Timberlake is a professional writer, amateur foodie, avid traveler and all-around bon vivant. Sean lives with his partner, photographer DPaul Brown, in San Francisco.

The Eatsdropper's chocolate chip cookies are oooooold

Happy Friday, kittens! I'm just back from a few days in Sacramento for a fun and informational trip with Muir Glen. I lived there for a relatively brief stint 24 years, and was really blown away by how the city has changed ....more

A photo session with Erin Scott of Yummy Supper

I'm a member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, a local networking group for folks engaged in all aspects of food, be they chefs, producers, writers and whatnot. Within the organization we have various Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, where we can meet up to socialize and learn. These SIGs really are worth the price of membership ....more

Scenes from the Ghetto Pig Roast 2014

My friend Tabitha, proprietor of Friend in Cheeses Jam Co., lives on a charming property up in the Santa Cruz mountains, about an hour south of us. Surrounded by redwoods, she lives in a quaint cottage on a one-acre clearing on a winding road in a hollar, filled with grapevines and a decrepit barn dating from 1860. It also has several massive black walnut trees, from which I've harvested the nuts in green state to make nocino and pickled walnuts ....more

The Eatsdropper has so much ... everything in it

Yes, friends, it's the triumphant return of the Eastdropper, wherein I will be collecting delicious morsels of overheard conversation about food or in a food setting. I'm just beginning to collect these again, so this installation is a mere amuse-bouche, though it does have the added luster (or is that Sheen?) of a celebrity sighting, er, hearing. Got a tidbit for me? ...more

Ah, to Be Young and Hungry

One of the funny and marvelous things about blogging is the way you develop relationships with people well before you meet them in the flesh. Case in point is Gabi Moskowitz of BrokeAss Gourmet, who was a line item in my blogroll for years before we actually attended the same event a few years ago. We became fast friends ....more

Cilantro Mousse

I have a theory about cilantro. Though it is well known that a distaste for the stuff has genetic foundations, I find it's not quite as cut and dried as that. Take dpaul (please! ...more

Notes from Ventura

I've lived in California for 24 years this year, and despite no small amount of traveling throughout the state, there remain countless corners and crannies which I have not explored. In fact, despite having driven to and from San Diego dozens of times, there are entire communities which I've seen only through the windshield, having never taken the time to stop and pay a visit. Ventura was one of those towns, until last week ....more

Wordless Wednesday: Shorttail Gulch

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Baby Jesus pee (milk liqueur)

Remember when I told you about the awesome Azorean cookbook we got from our neighbors? Well, I've dabbled in a thing or two beyond the molha. One of the recipes that intrigued me from the beginning was one for a milk liqueur ....more

Noggin'

I can't think of the last time I bought commercial egg nog. The very thought of it was sort of gag-inducing for a long time. As a child I loved the stuff, but at some point my tastes changed, and the last grocery store nog I remember drinking was sickly sweet with a thick, gloopy texture that evoked a mixture of molasses and Elmer's glue ....more