A Lunch Date At Tacos & Tattoos, Miami

It was raining, and the last thing I wanted to do was drive anywhere – but I promised. The little one’s boyfriend was coming over, and I said that I would take them to lunch. I had to keep my word. Where could we go that had good food, and covered outdoor seating that would […]

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Pasta Yazzy – Squid Ink Pasta With Alfredo Sauce

I was so proud of my little chicken when she came up with this method of preparing a fat pasta dish.  I thought that for someone who does not cook, it was quite original. We were checking out the cupboard when her eyes focused on some squid ink pasta and a jar of Alfredo Sauce. […]

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The Spice Hoarder

Once upon a time, there was a lady called Masala who collected spices, all types of spices from many different countries. She had bottles and boxes of exotic spices, so many that they were exploding from her cupboard and she had to start storing them in extra masala dabbas. Miss Masala thought about spices and […]

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Celebrating The Simple And Important Things

It is hard to get my two chickens together now that the eldest one is working and going to college. When that opportunity arose, I seized on it and took them to lunch to celebrate with roasted chicken. This was the second time that I was visiting Glass and Vine, and there was a very […]

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The Journey From Slim To Fluffy

I was born with a hyperactive metabolism and always took it for granted that this state of affairs would last forever. I could eat extraordinary amounts of food without gaining an ounce in weight and doing zero exercise. Life was good. Life was full of food and no matter how much I ate; I was […]

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Farewell Lunch With Mister H.

One of my Dining Companions is leaving Florida. I have known him for many, many years and he has always supported my maniac obsession with taking pictures of food. I met Mister H. at work in 2005. We were teammates and sat in adjacent cubicles. In the beginning, it was all work, work, work. Little […]

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Taking It Personally

As a food lover, I have always tried to expose my children to different types of food in order to educate their palates. Sometimes I feel that I have failed completely. In the pre-mother days, I had dreams of cooking everything from scratch – breastfeeding and then after pureeing beets, spinach and asparagus to make […]

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Meeting Her Boyfriend At Taste Buds of India

There comes a time in every mother’s life when you just have to accept that your little girl is growing up and is ready to fly with her own wings. Well, my chicken has a boyfriend and I decided to meet him in neutral territory – in an Indian restaurant. As we opened the door […]

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Culinary Legacy

When I was growing up, I was my mother’s little sous-chef in the kitchen – chopping, peeling, dicing, creaming butter and sugar for cakes, frying plantains, among other things. All these little tasks contributed to my ever-growing love affair with food. As humans, we all have to eat. Some people see food as just fuel, […]

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We Love Peruvian Food

Peruvian food is very unique, with a distinct character that defies description – it is varied, super-flavorful, intriguing and above all, comparable to no other cuisine anywhere. The combination of cultures (Spanish, West African, Inca, Chinese, Japanese) that went into creating this cuisine has produced a style of cooking that is remarkable. Pure- marvelous- food-chemistry. […]

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The Importance of Taking Pictures Of Your Food

So what is food after all? It is any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth. And where does food up after ingestion and digestion? Yes, we all know where. Food is what makes us walk, breathe, think, wake up in the […]

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Eleanor Hoh – One Of My Culinary Inspirations

Anyone who knows me is aware of how much I like to visit restaurants just to try something new, something different from what I make at home. Sometimes I am awed and amazed by what I eat, other times I say to myself, “I can do better than this”, so much of it thanks to […]

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Why I Love Miami: A Food Lover’s Perspective

There is more to Miami than rice and beans and Cuban sandwiches. Miami has not one taste but an array of them, an immense multicultural collection of good things to eat and drink. What does Miami taste like? Like pan con lechón, churrasco, tacos, ceviche and flan. Like chirasi, arepas, roasted chicken, key lime pie, […]

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A Peruvian Lunch

Tamal de Cerdo

Sometimes we just crave comfort foods but are too lazy to cook or drive too far to get it. Fortunately for us, there is a little Peruvian restaurant in our neighborhood that excels at fulfilling our longings for food that satisfies and makes us happy. We stepped out of our house and in less than […]

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