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Melissa Lieser

Melissa Lieser began her training in Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois and most recently at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, where she graduated with distinction and at the top of her class.  She has worked in multiple kitchens across the United States and is the founder of  Melissa spends her time raising her two amazing children, reading, and exploring the city.

She promotes the use of seasonal, local and fresh ingredients to create flavorful and simple dishes.  So much so, that after recently moving to San Francisco, she has decided to dedicate the entire year of 2011 to eating only local foods and blogging about it on

Articles by Melissa Lieser

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Super Bowl Sunday just wouldn’t be the same without Buffalo Chicken Wings. This is my favorite way to prepare them becau…

Buttermilk Vegetable Dip

There is no better snack than a plateful of fresh vegetables and a tasty dip. Whether it's for game day, for your kids …

Pork Tinga

This is one my new favorite recipes! It is the ultimate comfort food and just bursting with flavor. If you can’t find …

Wine Braised Pot Roast

January is definitely a month for comfort food recipes, and this one is delicious. Braising in red wine is one of my fa…

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