Aislyn moved to the Bay Area last year, primarily to indulge her culinary passions. Wrestling with who would win in a Seattle-versus-San Francisco smackdown keeps her up at night (Seattle’s got thalis at Jerry Traunfeld’s Poppy and James Beard-nominated pastry at Cafe Besalu, but San Francisco has Michelin-starred Commis and the ever-popular Tartine Bakery – how to decide?). Current Westphobia: The word “foodie”, even though she makes-believe as a pastry chef in her spare time (obsessions include smoked chocolate and how to start a pastry CSA).
You may recognize Chef Nathan Lyon from his appearance on the second season of The Next Food Network Star (he was one of the final four) or as the host of Good Food America, and chef and co-host of Growing A Greener World, where he shares his passion for using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients to make simple, innovative meals. We asked Nathan to let us in on his cooking style and more.
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