Watch and learn how to make the most delicious of treats from my friend, Jessie! I was so excited when she wanted to teach me how to make Puppy Chow but I must warn you. This is a very dangerous skill because there is definitely a tipping point when the Puppy Chow takes over and you lose complete control.
Jessie and I met a couple of years when we both worked for Livingsocial. I was living in NYC and she was in DC at the time. I didn’t really get to know her until I moved back to SF and I’m so happy that I did. Jessie is so great. She keeps it real and hilarious. She has a zest for life that is like no other.
Thank you so much, Jessie, for being an amazing teacher and cooking show host. Also, a big thank you to Michael Seiler for being an amazing videographer and co-director. It was truly a team effort.
My friend Ashley is a woman with many talents so when it came to deciding what to teach me there were many options to choose from. She’s an amazing cook and sInce we are now fully into fall (which is bananas), she decided to go with an autumn theme of teaching a variety ways to use pumpkins and squash besides just carving them for decoration. I loved these simple recipes and definitely will be incorporating them in my future Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Thanks Ashley for sharing your skills in the kitchen!
Bi introduces me to his favorite Banh Mi place in San Francisco, Saigon Sandwich. I was super excited about his idea to deconstruct the Banh Mi because it’s an amazing sandwich which a lot of people don’t know about and I’ve been craving one for a really long time. My friend, Liz, introduced me to Banh Mi when I moved to Brooklyn in 2010. Since then, I’ve been hooked and eating four different sandwiches at one time was pretty stellar.
I’ve known of Bi for years but it wasn’t until after he met all of my other friends that we finally connected. Here’s the timeline: Bi met Ashley and Tracy at Nicolle’s birthday party a while ago. They all hit it off and when my friends from Canton came to visit the girls in SF, Bi met and became friends with them. I heard a lot about this Bi but never got to meet him until I moved back to SF. We’ve hung out a bunch since then and I now know why all my friends love him. Bi is such a great person and I’m lucky to finally get to experience it for myself. Thanks Bi for exposing me to SF’s best food and of course for being awesome.
And yes, I apologize for the poor angles. It’s time to invest in tripod. My lamp with tape tripod is failing me.