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Category Archives: On My Mind
cookbook club: Diasporican
Note: I’ve been avoiding writing this one. Of the dozens of books our Cookbook Club has cooked from, none have triggered so many impassioned responses as Diasporican. I’ve tried to be as objective as possible here. I’m still including some strong opinions of this book while trying to limit the discussion to what was relevant toContinue reading “cookbook club: Diasporican”
wandering chinatown NYC
There’s so much I wanted to share the past few months, but I’ve fallen horribly behind… I hope you enjoy this little video of a visit to NYC’s Chinatown. I can’t wait for my next visit!
I’m not one to get on the dry January bandwagon. However, I’ve become very interested in the flavor dynamics of spirit-free and non-alcoholic adult beverages. It’s a huge and growing market. And not all products are created equal. I’ve been tasting through several spirit replacements and a few dealcoholized wines and thought I’d share oneContinue reading “Noughty Bubbles”
going to Peru, part 1
First of four in a series about traveling to Peru
spring 2022 cookbook club: legendary women cookbook authors, part 1
It just happened to be International Women’s Day when the request came for the next seasonal theme for our cookbook group. It also happened that I was pondering how to incorporate the most requested cookbook of them all, simply referred to as “Julia“. That’s a big, giant, elephant of a book to bring into aContinue reading “spring 2022 cookbook club: legendary women cookbook authors, part 1”
cookbook club: Amber & Rye
As we continue “Cooking Off The Beaten Path” with our Winter 2022 season of cookbook club, our culinary journey is now taking us from Portugal to the Baltic through the cuisines of three distinct cultures. Visit Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania with author Zuza Zak as she takes us on a personal exploration of the markets, pantries, and kitchens of three countries through stories and recipes.
winter 2022 cookbook club: cooking off the beaten path
This season cookbook club is taking a journey off the beaten path to explore a new-to-us cuisines and cultures through four beautiful cookbooks. Follow along here!