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Gifts to Get for the Foodie In Your Life This Holiday Season

Gifts to Get for the Foodie In Your Life This Holiday Season

taylor augustin dec 4, 2020 We all know a foodie—that person who loves to eat great food, and get messy in the kitchen. So, what do we get them for the holidays? We've got the answer. Below is our perfectly curated gift guide, with products including snacks, ice cream, chocolates, cookies and more (so that they don't have to spend hours in the kitchen.) Interested to find out what they are? Keep reading for our roundup of gifts to get for the foodie in your life this holiday season: Maya's Cookies Classic Holiday Tin: $45 Love supporting small businesses? Maya's Cookies, based in sunny San Diego, California, needs to be...

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Architects of Change December Monthly Highlight: Maya Madsen

Architects of Change December Monthly Highlight: Maya Madsen

Maya Madsen: Maya’s Cookies   November 25, 2020 Posted by Becca Fink By Annya Apodaca ’22, Priscila Cano ’23, Abby Cota ’22, Valentina Gutierrez ’22, and Valentina Parra ’23 Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift this season? Maya Madsen’s delightfully delicious cookies are the sweetest choice. “Cookies make people happy,” Maya says with a warm smile, explaining her journey to getting her company, Maya’s Cookies, to its current success. Through the trials and tribulations of being a Black woman with a small business and opening her first store during a pandemic, Maya talks about accomplishing her dreams through her...

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How to have a socially distanced virtual cookie exchange

How to have a socially distanced virtual cookie exchange

By PAM KRAGEN NOV. 22, 2020 5 AM Every holiday season, Maya Madsen looks forward to a Christmas ornament party at one of her girlfriends’ homes, where everyone brings their own home-baked treats to share. The Scripps Ranch mother of three is among millions of Americans who love baking cookies during the holidays and exchanging them with friends to double, triple or even quintuple the variety of treats in their family’s cookie jar. But these days, getting a group of friends together to hand-pick sweets from each others’ tins could become a super-spreader event. So Madsen offered some tips on how...

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We Reveal to Chef Accursio Lota of Cori Pastificio That He’s a Best Restaurants Winner!

We Reveal to Chef Accursio Lota of Cori Pastificio That He’s a Best Restaurants Winner!

Kayla Wong Welcome back to another Happy Half Hour episode! Today's special guest is Accursio Lota, chef and owner of Cori Pastificio in North Park. Before opening Cori Pastificio, he was the head chef at Liberty Station’s Solare Ristorante for seven years. During his time there, he was presented with the prestigious Tre Gamberi by Gambero Rosso, an Italian award similar to the Michelin star system. Just one year prior, he won the Barilla World Pasta Championships. He’s originally from Menfi, Sicily, and now resides in North Park. Accursio talks to us about his journey opening Cori Pastificio and shares that when you work in the...

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