Category: Gastronomia

  • The Better Cheddar: Ode to Kansas City

    The Better Cheddar: Ode to Kansas City

    Oh, the Better Cheddar, Where would I be without you? Words fail me: “world’s best collection of cheeses, chocolates, charcuterie, and condiments” or “a true American gem, ode to the celebration of good food, good times, good company.”

  • The Curry of Life

    The Curry of Life

    Ingredients for the Curry of Life 2 tbsp cooking oil  1/2 lb of beef stew meat Salt 1 yellow onion, sliced  2 tsp cayenne pepper  8 oz Crushed tomatoes 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped 1 Russet potato, peeled and cubed  2 1/4 cups beef stock  Hot Curry Roux, 1 pack of S&B Curry  Hot sauce […]

  • On Arabic Sweets and the Middle East: Kunafa

    On Arabic Sweets and the Middle East: Kunafa

    All of these things are true… I had been in Jordan for several weeks and my love affair with Arabian sweets had reached a lofty peak. In fact, I would begin and end each day with a platter of pastries, smothered in honeys and syrups that would flood through heaps of pistachios on my plate. Then it happened… I […]

  • How To Tagine: Taste & Smell Morocco – feat. The Ethnic Spoon.

    How To Tagine: Taste & Smell Morocco – feat. The Ethnic Spoon.

    Back then, 2012. While the rest of humanity prepared for the Mayan Apocalypse, I was in the process of selling off ALL my belongings, the profits of which went towards a one-way ticket to Africa and a few months of vagabonding to, you know, “figure out my life.” While researching my first stop –a little […]

  • A Recipe for the Sun: My Affair with Spanish Wine & Salmon / Featuring wines from Ribera y Rueda

    A Recipe for the Sun: My Affair with Spanish Wine & Salmon / Featuring wines from Ribera y Rueda

    Spanish wine and a sun drenched recipe? Yes, please. My highlight from my affair with the wines of @RiberaRuedaWine #recipes #foodblog #foodwriter #wine #wino #ribera #rueda #spain #satchat #grill

  • Abbot Kinney Part II: ZenBunni

    Abbot Kinney Part II: ZenBunni

    We stumbled away from Another Kind of Sunrise high on good food and despite this the lure of chocolate never wore off. I felt like a child longing for a view into Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. Knowing that what lies beyond contained the secret of cacao alchemica; that is, the transformation of cacao from plant to […]