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ProfessionalHobbit

Greetings from San Francisco

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I'm an old member -- some of you may remember me as "Soba", but you can just call me "Hobbit". ;)

 

Nice to see everyone here.  Forums look snazzier than before.

 

Anyway, I've been living in SF for the past 10 months and lots have changed since you last heard from me.  For instance, I've started teaching myself how to bake and how to cook meat, two things I never did before.

 

I'm looking forward to including all y'all in my kitchen adventures.

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This is great!  I have taken much inspiration from your posts in the past.  Especially with regard to scaling recipes down and treating myself to nice meals rather than always waiting until I was cooking for a bigger group to try anything new.  I very much look forward to hearing about your new adventures!

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Welcome back, sir!  Is San Francisco as wonderful now that you live there instead of being a visitor?

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It has its charms and its aggravations, like any place.

 

The fact that businesses close early is something I am still getting used to.

 

Speaking of which, I'm about to get lunch.  It's 3 pm now which limits what's available.  I had gotten spoiled by living in New York.  Most places shut down after 2:30 - that was a rude awakening within the first week at my new job, particularly since I prefer eating late.

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I remember my shock when I moved from the L.A.area to way north in northern Minnesota and discovered that restaurants closed no later than 8 p.m. there! It was quite the cultural adjustment.  Still, I'm surprised that the lunch opportunities stop so early in your large city. 

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Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
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"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

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Yeah, there's a local deli a block from the office that I sometimes go to because their breakfast platter is ok (if you can overlook the salty hashbrowns).  They close for the day at 2 pm.

 

 

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4 hours ago, ProfessionalHobbit said:

I'm an old member -- some of you may remember me as "Soba", but you can just call me "Hobbit".

I'm glad to see you back. I made good use of your thread on your SF visit right after I joined this forum. I visit the area every March and am always looking for recommendations. 

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Welcome back - looking forward to more of your gorgeous photography!

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39 minutes ago, cyalexa said:

I'm glad to see you back. I made good use of your thread on your SF visit right after I joined this forum. I visit the area every March and am always looking for recommendations. 

 

Thanks cyalexa.

 

Tomorrow we have dinner at Ijji (252 Divisadero Street (Haight Street) in the Lower Haight).  Look for pix in the SF sub-forum.

 

Next week I'm taking my hubby (we're not married yet, but we might as well be) to Gary Danko (800 North Point Street (Hyde Street)) for his birthday.  And there will be pix, for sure.

 

Hope you have a nice trip next time.

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How nice to see you again.  I've missed your posts.  

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like others I remember your earlier posts and very much look forward to hearing more from you.  Just had a quick look at your blog, most impressive photography!  Perhaps we should have a food photography thread (if there isn't one already)?

San Francisco is a city I would love to see but probably never will, I've enjoyed reading about your experiences there just in this thread.

Another welcome back! 

 

Edited to to add food photography thread found!  


Edited by DianaB (log)

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I am sure it was you who  pushed me into eating more vegetarian meals so it seems somewhat strange to see you embracing meat!   Welcome back.


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Oh that, lol. 

 

Yeah, the change to becoming a meat-eater happened when I moved in with my hubby.  It's different now that I have to account for more than myself, if you know what I mean.

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Hey, Soba. Y'know, when I first started on eGullet I thought your name was a typo. Had no idea what soba was. And you're the one who made that meat-intensive lasagna? Here's to change! 

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Welcome back, I'm looking forward to reading your posts again.   What's your San Francisco kitchen like?  I remember your New York kitchen as being tight quarters.

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Welcome back, Soba. (AKA SobaAddict70, yes? Are you still addicted?)

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2 hours ago, ProfessionalHobbit said:

Hi Arey,

 

I'll post pix later.  My NYC studio had a kitchen that was 6' x 7'.  The kitchen in our flat is 4-5x as big.

 

Here's a pic, looking in from the door to our back deck.

 

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It's my favorite room in the flat.

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@ProfessionalHobbit

 

I am another huge fan of your previous posts.  Looking forward to your omnivore stage in life.  I will think of you as a food artist formerly known as Soba ;)

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