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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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Grilled BBQ Short Ribs with Dry Rub

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2014 by RUTHIEV   view full review
YUM!!!! I Don't have time to cook during the week so I used this rub on 4 meaty boneless...

Black Bean and Soy Veggie Burgers

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2014 by LindaT   view full review
These were yummy. I did find it needed much more salt for me than just a pinch. I did think...

Zucchini Soup with Curry Spices

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This was a no for me... sorry. The spices just did not taste good to me. It wasn't too spicy,...

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