Great trip around the world with this photo essay slideshow.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Judith's Dungeness Crab Cioppino Recipe - Michael Mina | Food & Wine
One of my favorite food memories is trying cioppino in San Francisco with my friend Niff. It's the dish I most closely associate with the Bay Area now. She often told me stories when we were Peace Corps volunteers in Cameroon about how her family would eat it around the holidays growing up in Ventura and I was excited to try for the first time 5 years ago.
Here's a easy recipe from Michael Mina in Food & Wine to make it with that great San Fran crustacean the Dungeness crab.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Grant Achatz Sketches the Alinea Fall Menu: Restaurants + Bars: GQ
Further proving the point that there is first rate food in the second city!
I love the idea of smoldering leaves with one's pheasant, but think I would eat it with some trepidation.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We started our October trek of Kilimanjaro on what I think was a Saturday that would take us six days. We were joined by a noisy rabble of six Canadians and a couple extra solo travelers and began our ascent up to the Roof of Africa.
The food was better than I expected. The porters brought up bread and fruit and some bacon for the first two days. We ate in a mess tent where we would try and warm up with tea and instant coffee or Milo. The water was tapped from springs or streams on the mountain and boiled and remarkably there were few digestive issues! Although, the diamox we were taking for altitude sickness makes one pee a lot.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Chicago is often unfairly derided as America's Second city. But there's no reason one can't have first rate food there. I had an extraordinary meal at Naha in Chicago last week. Dinner began with a coddled organic hen's egg with sweetbreads and some beans. My veal sweetbreads were crispy and certainly a little sweet. The dish was sauced with a rich beefy reduction that was just perfection.
Our waiter graciously helped me with the wine list and we got a very drinkable, but really moderately priced Duero Valley red to wash it down.
Next came the masterpiece: a superb roast squab with
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The Associated Press: NM clerk foils robbery with package of pastries
Empanadas save the day! Foiling criminals and all around delicious.