Do you want to know the “secret” to making food taste good?  Psst, come a little closer.  You ready? There are three things… Hint, hint.  In the word’s of Julia Child “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”    Yep, you guessed it: 1) butter; 2) cream; and 3) salt.   Okay, maybe it’s a bit … Continue Reading

One of the first things I like to do when exploring a new city is head straight to the farmer’s/food market. Am perfectly content to spend hours ogling the fish, seafood, and legs of jamon Iberico at la Boqueria in Barcelona, and am in complete awe of the various markets of France (oh, the cheese, … Continue Reading

I have a habit of going overboard.  Time and time again, I tell myself, I’m going to scale back, just make one thing today.  But, before I know it, I’m at the grocery store with a basket full of ingredients.  Shortly thereafter, the kitchen (or the minuscule 7.5-foot long space that is my kitchen) is … Continue Reading

While I’m an equal opportunity eater — love meat, fish, and vegetables, and would even try insects (cricket tacos, perhaps) if given the opportunity — I enjoy making vegetables the star of a dish. You don’t always need to add bacon to make things taste good (of course, bacon is yummy and does have its … Continue Reading

Sorrel, have you discovered it? Sorrel has a distinct flavor and will surely not be confused with other herbs. At first glance it looks like your ordinary leafy green, but don’t be deceived. When you bite in, your taste buds are surprised with a burst of lemony, citrusy, tartness. I like to add a handful … Continue Reading