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Martinez Historical Society cookbook includes family favorites

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Goodmann said, “We started this endeavor in the spring of 2018 when we realized that foods we grew up eating and memory’s associated with them were being lost. We tried to capture everything from an all day affair of making ravioli to a quick meal put together by a single working mother with two […]

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At Home With Vivian: Taste of Peru

At Home With Vivian: Taste of Peru

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

I did my first research report way back in elementary school. I don’t remember why we were given the assignment but I’m fairly sure the purpose was to make us more aware of the world around us. My report was on the country of Peru. I learned that the Incas were a great society, that […]

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Grandma’s Peach Pudding

Grandma’s Peach Pudding

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Historical Society is embarking on a delicious and fun project! Kathy O’Connell and Mary Goodman are compiling a Martinez family cookbook. One of the elements that will make this cookbook special is that they are requesting that a short anecdote accompany each recipe. The instructions can either be specific and measured or they […]

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Historical Society members collecting family recipes

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Charlene Perry is known for having founded the Martinez Historical Society and Museum and for having written about the city’s past. Perry also was known for making a special bean dish for her family to eat on Christmas Eve. But as far as historical society members Mary Goodman and Kathy O’Connell know, […]

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At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

| September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My father was born and raised near Omaha. When he moved to California, Dad became somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown. His relatives and former neighbors described “LIttle Eddie” as all grown up and living a glamorous life with beaches, freeways, movie stars, and palm trees. During the […]

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At Home With Jeff: Soup’s on

At Home With Jeff: Soup’s on

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist While Vivian and I were camping in Kings Canyon a couple weeks ago, we made beef stew for dinner. It was the most delicious stew that I’ve had in a long time. (I suspect part of the secret seasoning may have been kerosene fumes from the camp stove.) As […]

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Culinary Arts class graduates 8

Culinary Arts class graduates 8

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A magician, a son following his parents’ enthusiasm for cooking and a student who already has landed a job as a chef are among the eight graduates of the 10-week Loaves and Fishes Culinary Arts program that primarily offers training to Vicente High School. This session, three adults also participated. Robert Aamodt […]

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Culinary Graduation …

Culinary Graduation …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vicente-Briones High School students who have been participating in the Culinary School at Loaves and Fishes will be serving more than 100 meals at 4 p.m. today to clients of the service that provides meals to the hungry. The students’ graduation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at Loaves and Fishes, 835 Ferry St. […]

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John Muir first grader wins ‘Future Chef’ contest

John Muir first grader wins ‘Future Chef’ contest

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Owen Davidson, a John Muir Elementary School first grader, has won the Martinez “Future Chefs” competition. His Asian fusion recipe for shrimp and avocado spring rolls will go on to a national level of the contest, said Muriel Campbell, Sodexo Food Service consultant for the Martinez Unified School District. District elementary pupils were challenged to […]

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