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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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Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
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I'm a 46 year old mom of 8 kids. The last two are 2 year old twin boys. I love to cook, only hope the kids will eat and like each new dish I make. I love it when poeple kids sit down and devour the things I make.

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About me: My name i Fatima I from the ilands of the Azores, I do love to leave in the US but i also love to go every 2 years to visit my family.
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Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
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