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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

Oct. 18, 2012 • Bill Tierney

… 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 …

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