Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2011’

Fine dining on Uncle Sam~

Dollar sign

In the mail today I received my Income Tax refund check. Hooray! “But Mark, what does that have to do with food?” This blog, for as much as it is about food, and Italian food at that, is also about the experience of food. I didn’t write my book or develop my APP only to bring you recipes. I wanted …

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Cooking in San Fran’s historic North Beach~

"Cookhouse San Francisco" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

Gianni shooting his segment My recent PR trip to San Francisco was really wonderful because I had a chance to meet and cook with some very fun people. And here is a prime example of it. I was asked by John Mola of Gianni’s North Beach webisode fame to come and cook with him. I took him up on his …

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I’m proud to bring this to you, forgive my self-indulgence ~

Ravioli-close Mark Leslie Beyond the Pasta

BEYOND THE PASTA™ iPHONE AND iPAD APP Family-style Italian Cooking. The real deal. Featured as New & Noteworthy on iTunes! SAN FRANCISCO (April 19, 2011) – Want to eat like you’re sitting in the midst of a bustling Italian kitchen without having to find your passport or buy a plane ticket? No worries! Author Mark Leslie carries the excitement from …

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Cavallo or Cavolo?

Golden-Gate "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

Where am I? Day 3 and 4 Today has been a busy day. I feel like I am in Italy and living with the family all over again … only because I spend my days busy, my nights at dinner and then I get back to my hotel room (late), only to then have to type a post before I …

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The Bay Area ~ Day 2

"Mark Leslie" "Biba Caggiano" "Beyond the Pasta"

It all started with Bruschetta Is TV glamorous? You tell me – waking up at 4:45 a.m. to jump in the car at 5:30 to drive over an hour 10 to arrive at a furniture store for a cooking segment interview – thrilled yet? Actually I thought it was great fun. There is something exhilarating about live TV, plus when …

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“Napa” ~ ‘nuf said.

Napa Horizontal

Peel me a grape ~ in November, but not now. Friday has been a whirlwind of a day…which really never stopped from last night, Thursday. For the next 10 days I am going to be all over the San Francisco area, as far north as Napa and Sacramento, publicizing my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an …

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