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San Jose, California

Do you know the way to San Jose? If you do, you’ll find a sprawling city at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, California’s third largest. Founded in 1777 by Spanish conquistadors as a farming community to supply the Presidio in San Francisco, an agricultural center for 150 years, and dubbed the “capital of Silicon Valley in 1999, San Jose has evolved with the times. Surrounded by orange, apricot, plum, peach, and almond orchards, the city stretched out after WWII, increasing population, housing, and its tangle of freeways. The orchards became history as tract home neighborhoods exploded. Today, San Jose is a center for high tech engineering, computer and micro-processing companies with a made-over downtown core. Ethnic influences are strong on San Jose’s culinary scene, mirroring California’s immigrant history. From Mexican to Chinese, Japanese to Italian, Moroccan to Thai, and almost every country in between, there’s no lack of variety. The San Pedro Square farmers’ market is popular on Saturdays, as are Santana Row restaurants. Upscale diners flock to A.P. Stump’s for fresh, seasonal fare or Michael Mina’s Arcadia.

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Jan Marie 

Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Bastrop, Texas, USA
About me: I was raised in the Silicone Valley when the Tech Industry was in it's infancy. My parents were the epitome of "the American Dream." We moved every other year, as they climbed the…


Cooking Level: Intermediate
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
About me: 34, I have when I make bad food. So I go online get the main ingredient's and start from there.
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Ashley Rubenstein 

Cooking Level: Intermediate
Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

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Heavenly White Cake

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2014 by Eliza   view full review
This recipe is very dense and more like a pound cake. I did sift my cake flour as directed...

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Chicken Breast and Pesto

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2014 by LindaT   view full review
Delicious.. I had some homemade pesto in the freezer so I used that instead of jarred. No...

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2014 by LindaT   view full review
It was tasty, but I felt it needed some salt and more seasoning

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