Bill Tierney

Bill Tierney is a standup commis, fougassier,and flâneur. He writes for his blog, “Eggs in Purgatory” and contributes to Food52 under the nom de plume pierino”.  As a resident of California’s Central Coast he writes about food and travel and teaches cooking classes in Paso Robles.

Updated October 2012 

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Nikkei Chronicles #1: ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

Terroir…

… in French, literally means “soil”. Today it is nuanced to refer to products of a soil and more specifically those that are unique to a particular regional terroir.

This essay began simply enough but nearly spiraled out of control the more I learned about the person you are about to meet. As a writer sometimes the story finds you.

So, in August of 2012 I visited the annual Paso Robles Olive Festival. If you can get past the craft birdhouses and tarot card readers you can actually meet people who are presenting and really are bottling and selling olive products ...

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