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Mary Bergfeld
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Nankhatai, Pokhara and the Gurkha Honor Code
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... At this time of year, the Silver Fox and I begin to winnow our list of potential holiday destinations. Our choices this year are more constrained because safety considerations have to be factored into the final decisi...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...At this time of year, the Silver Fox and I begin to winnow our list of potential holiday destinations. Our choices this year are more constrained because safety considerations have to be...
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Fresh Strawbwerry Scones
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Let's start with the high cost of bragging. Several days ago, I waxed poetic about the glorious weather we were experiencing in the Pacific Northwest. I knew it wouldn't last, but when the magnolia trees came into blo...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Let's start with the high cost of bragging. Several days ago, I waxed poetic about the glorious weather we were experiencing in the Pacific Northwest. I knew it wouldn't last, but when t...
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Quick Chicken Cacciatore
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... These days I'm rarely in places where I'm the youngest in the room, but this morning an emergency caused a back up in the office of my eye surgeon. The reception area rapidly filled with impatient older-than-me folks ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These days I'm rarely in places where I'm the youngest in the room, but this morning an emergency caused a back up in the office of my eye surgeon. The reception area rapidly filled with...
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Chicken Peanut Stew
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who are still dealing with snow and frigid winter temperatures. I also think it will have some appeal to those of you who enjoy foods that are not on every one's radar. ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who are still dealing with snow and frigid winter temperatures. I also think it will have some appeal to those of you who enjoy foods that...
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Brown Bag Popcorn and the Academy Awards
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I'm back and almost as good as new. Tomorrow I'll resume posting new recipes that I hope will appeal to those of you who have been so patient while I healed. And Bob? Well, I suspect you'll not hear much from him for ...
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Bob's in the Kitchen - Drop Biscuits with Cornmeal
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I don't want to spend too much time talking about the weather because I know some of you are still locked in the grip of what has been an awful winter. Having said that, we have seen sure signs of spring here and jogg...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I don't want to spend too much time talking about the weather because I know some of you are still locked in the grip of what has been an awful winter. Having said that, we have seen sur...
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Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... We are several weeks shy of one year in our new home. While we love the new place, it's about 1500 square feet smaller than the house on the hill, so it has become especially important for us to keep an eye on object...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We are several weeks shy of one year in our new home. While we love the new place, it's about 1500 square feet smaller than the house on the hill, so it has become especially important f...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These days I'm rarely in places where I'm the youngest in the room, but this morning an emergency caused a back up in the office of my eye surgeon. The reception area rapidly filled with...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who are still dealing with snow and frigid winter temperatures. I also think it will have some appeal to those of you who enjoy foods that...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I don't want to spend too much time talking about the weather because I know some of you are still locked in the grip of what has been an awful winter. Having said that, we have seen sur...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Mary has a wonderful recipe for a sour cherry tart that has a streusel topping. I was going to make the pie as a surprise for her on President's Day, but when I read the recipe I decided...
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  • One Perfect Bite
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A passionate cook and traveler still searching for that One Perfect Bite.
Introduction
I love to cook, I love to eat and I especially love the company of folks who understand the quest for that one perfect bite. The food here is simple, inexpensive and easy to prepare - it's peasant fare that meets the needs of today's health-conscious cooks. The nearly 2000 recipes you'll find here have all been tested and reviewed, and I think you'll enjoy the stories of the people and places behind them. The coffee pot is never empty, so I hope you'll pull up a chair and join us at the table. I enjoy company and would love to know more about you.

As for me, I entered the blogging world through the back door. In another life, I was a project manager, responsible for systems development in logistics and operations at a large multinational corporation. I retired in early 2000 and moved with my husband from New Jersey to Oregon. Our 3 children were spread across the country, so we could, without guilt, surrender to the lure of the high country in the Pacific Northwest. We chose a small city in the Willamette valley as our home base and set out to see the world. I mean that literally. Our shared goal is to see as much of it as we can before time, or our legs, run out. When I'm home you'll usually find me in the kitchen. I am a passionate cook and the nurturer in me loves to feed and please those, who by blood or invitation, have claimed places at my table.

I was raised in a multicultural community on the south side of Chicago. My mother was not a cook but I was surrounded by women who were. Community was important to them and I had the good fortune to be raised in a time and place when there really was a village to help raise children. By the time I was 12, I was proficient in German, Italian and Scandinavian cooking and, to this day, I treasure the memories of those women who introduced me to the wonders of the whisk and wok. Most people have just one mother. I had four.

Then along came Julia. The floodgates opened and what had been an interest became a passion. It has remained so to this day. As I became more confident, I began to submit my own creations to recipe contests and won the first I entered. It was a big one and I was hooked for several years thereafter. I stopped only when it became apparent that blogging and contesting were not compatible. I enjoyed blogging too much to give it up and, happily, One Perfect Bite began to grow. I do hope you'll take a look around and join us on a regular basis. You are always welcome here.

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Happily retired and still married to my childhood sweetheart who shares my love of travel and sense of adventure.
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Eugene Oregon
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