The mighty banh mi: one is never enough.
Black Mission Figs, over a Fire, under the Fog.
Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Figs.
The cream from Blue Marble Dairy lands on my front doorstep on Thursday afternoon and by Friday evening Iâ€™ve got a new batch to dish out for dessert.
Is there any better combination than fava beans and fresh mint?
Just one of twenty different ice cream flavors, all homemade, all delicious. Which one's your favorite?
Linguine alla vongole: as good as it looks.
Hamburger with "the works" from Burger Joint in Le Meridien Parker Hotel, NYC. Who would've thunk a chi-chi hotel would have something so common?
David Lebovitz's 'Spiced Plum Streusel cake' - Watch your eyes on that topping, it's crunchy!
Grilled Hearts of Palm.
Vegetarians at the barbeque rejoice.
Saint Delia Smith holds the key to great cheesecake. *With apricots aplenty*
Shiitake Mushroom and Blue Cheese Crostini
Our Sunday morning family tradition - German Oven Pancakes. It is so wonderful and endearing to have certain family rituals made special, passed on from generation to generation, especially when it involves food!
Throw another Sardine on the barbie
Hazelnut cake with streusel and roasted glazed peaches. Luscious!
A quick Thai beef stir fry with fresh basil from the back porch.
Insanely delicious falafel in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel.
Watermelon Sorbet - even better than fresh watermelon and SO easy to make! Can also be eaten as a granita.
What does maple-star anise mousse taste like? Divine.
Scallops with crisp bacon. Surf and turf reinvented. And I love how it's served on a shell plate!
White Peach and Raspberry Tart with Pistachio Frangipane - perfect summer dessert.
A Sicilian-style Pizza endorsed by Ol' Blue Eyes himself.
Pretty in red: lacquered bamboo bowls from Vietnam.
After a 37-year import ban, these peppercorns are back!
Spring is in the Air and on my plate!
Homemade shortcakes. Warm berries and peaches. Fresh vanilla whipped cream. Need I say more?
Parmigiano Reggiano Stuffed Onions Wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma - officially approved "non-pesante" by Italians
No more mental binges about Kao Niew (sticky rice). I can finally make my own! Well actually, I always could but now I have this fancy looking basket to do it in.
Canoeing Cornmeal Muffins: not only will they withstand almost anything...they're delicious too.
Appetizer Cheese Empanadas with Chimichurri Sauce
A beautiful presentation, and a **horrible** taste! Help me redeem the Alkekengi / Winter Cherry!!
A Peanut Ice Cream with a twist.
Chickpea soup with cumino and lemon
Green Gage Plum and Pistachio Crumble