From the monthly archives:

September 2009

You’re hired! — Hear Robyn’s tips and strategies (podcast)

September 30, 2009

Bay Area industrial engineer and IT professional Robyn Pierce has been laid off twice, the first time from Hewlett-Packard and the second, from a Napa Valley winery. Hear her, in this interview, talk about the impact of the layoffs, what pitfalls she has learned to avoid, and what she has learned by ways of tips […]

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The Portuguese wine potluck, Berkeley (video)

September 9, 2009

Portuguese peri-peri prawns, chicken, and chicken livers, are three delicious reasons to visit Durban, South Africa. Given that Durbs is my home town and favorite African city, my contribution to the Portuguese wine bottling and potluck at Subterranean Cellars (click here to see and hear Tim Patterson and Roger Campbell talking about the wines we […]

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Portuguese wine-bottling potluck, Berkeley (video)

September 6, 2009

A sunny day. A home winemaker. Rather, make that two home winemakers. An assortment of guests who have in common that they like to prepare food; eat it — and eat well. The party was at Subterranean Cellars, which comprises the garage, basement, yard and sometimes also the living room of winemaker and wine writer […]

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Cuisine Noir – Delicious Life: Why add culinary to your travel menu?

September 1, 2009

(Delicious Life column, Cuisine Noir magazine, September 2009 issue) A few years ago I was sent by my editor at Cosmopolitan in South Africa, where I was working at the time, on what seemed like a dream assignment. The magazine had teamed up with a travel company and would offer readers a trip to experience […]

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