Image: Bourdain Guts and Glory Wildly (not a typo) known for his egregious food escapades, Chef Anthony Bourdain takes on his first annual Guts and Glory Tour through our good ‘ole North American states. His globe trotting food and culture binges range from eclectic metropolitan cities such as NYC, Spain, and Hong Kong, to lesser traveled culturally rich regions … Continue reading
What’s better than a fresh corn chowder that’s light on the waistline? If you make the rue heavy and thick, you’ll never miss the cream. Change of season is the perfect time for soup. A heavy golden rue is the key to this recipe, in which I substitute whole milk for heavy cream. The best … Continue reading
When it comes to meat, I have a love-hate relationship. I love to consume it in all it’s glorious forms. I try to eat it in moderation because if I truly let myself go my vegetable garden would go to pot. And I do love veggies in all of their glory as well. Back … Continue reading
As a new subscriber to Lucky Peach, I discovered a meticulously descriptive article on Dim Sum. In the mid 90’s, I traveled the entirety of China’s eastern coast and consequently partook in daily dim sum for weeks on end; a repetition that nearly eradicated my love for dumplings for the next decade. Thankfully I recovered from the … Continue reading
One pound of Heaven care of The Meat House. I seared on medium high in a cast iron crepe pan for quick caramelizing. A couple minutes each side and DONE! The aroma was amazing. I pulled these morsels apart with my fingers. Yes, I ate with my bare hands right over the stove. It turned … Continue reading
Wild corvina is easily obtained from most fish mongers. Realize that “corvina” is a general term for over 200 varieties of salt water fish. It is a class of mild flavored, sweet, large flaked fish that holds up well to grilling. Some say it resembles snapper, but I think the flavor and texture profile is … Continue reading
I like a quick and delicious meal, don’t you? Over the years I’ve spent time developing my pallet to discern ingredients from dining out dishes. Learning that most dinners can be prepared in 30 minutes or less encourages many novice cooks, and even those who are a bit afraid to tackle the restaurant dishes they love.
It was a not-so-cold evening that I decided it was time to dust off my winter recipes. The one week of winter we experience here in the sunshine state is hardly enough to concoct mass quantities of slow cooker goodness. One must choose wisely. Among my annual labors are my Cheese Lover’s Lasagna with Pinot Noir, … Continue reading
Cranes Roost Park Saturday, Feb. 16th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 17th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Uptown Art Expo showcases art, color, music, and food. The streets and boardwalk along the lake are perfect for a leisurely stroll through fine arts exhibits and plenty of nosh at this 2nd annual event. … Continue reading
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wenty’s era enthusiasts and mixologists unite! A modern twist on the speakeasy is quickly bringing those in the know to their knees. Err, phones. If you want entry into this quaint and lively third floor Pine Street bar, you’ll need to call Hanson’s Shoe Repair for the daily password. Grab that ‘ole rotary and … Continue reading
Enjoy Dine About Town January 15 – 31 $18.95 lunch | $36.95 dinner 2 or 3 courses Here’s the info you need: Participating Restaurants and Menus Browse and book at Open Table Click within the map below to see the restaurants’ Google+ reviews and Zagat scores on Google+ Local, and access menus and make reservations … Continue reading
Enjoy NYC Restaurant Week January 13 – February 8th $25 lunch | $38 dinner 3 courses Here’s the info you need: Participating Restaurants Browse and book at Open Table
Lasagna is an all day event at my house. I begin in the morning preparing the sauce from scratch. No jarred stuff, just a crock pot on low and lots of love. I’ve toyed with the same family recipe for nearly 15 years, varying some ingredients depending on my mood, and the mission to continue … Continue reading
Photo: Hotel Healdsburg Pigs & Pinot If you’ve ever doubted the decadence of pork could pair eloquently with wine, here is your opportunity to melt all fears. Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot celebration deserves a spot on your calendar this and every spring. March 23rd will kick-off with an Iron Chef style event challenging two teams to … Continue reading
Bechamel Sauce is the Beginning of All Things Creamy Easy bechamel sauce as the base for any cheese sauce. Once the roux is ready, add other cheeses, spices, seasonings, vegetables you like. Use this sauce to make grandma’s Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese!
UPDATE: I found a wonderful video about a guy named Dan. He digs into his pocket every day to patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Watch this video for a dose of true humanity. http://www.starbucks.com/everylove He’s even started a donation site at Dan’s Coffee Run. A funny thing happened on the way … Continue reading
Photo from Florida Burger Lover Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub rem·i·nisce /ˌreməˈnis/ Verb: Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. Synonyms: remember, recollect A colleague recently turned 29, yes for real, not 29 again. As per usual, the birthday person selects the lunch venue and the fun ensues. What kind of fun? Well, I guess you’d have … Continue reading
While some time has passed since the great storm, many states were not equipped or prepared for the massive destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy. Living in a hurricane prone zone, I expect the worst, and frankly plan for mediocre. In Florida we are used to the warnings and don’t get too hyped up about major rain. … Continue reading