Chanon Thai Cafe: What, no Tom Yum?

Lately I feel like I am in a constant state of Eater’s block. Anytime I am asked to pick a restaurant I go blank. Maybe that’s a sign of eating out too much or a hint that some therapy is needed; or both. I find myself scanning google maps or deliberately...

PANZANELLA: A Tuscan Bread Salad

As mentioned in my post about Chicken Valdostana, the class also made Panzanella that evening. This is a Tuscan bread salad. I had never thought of a salad without lettuce. Chef Tim Belarde is a fantastic cook. I recreated this dish for a dinner with friends. I was a...

Bohemian Brewery: What is Gypsy Food?

Often I am drawn to a restaurant simply by it’s name; Old Bridge Cafe, Red Ginger Bistro, Curry Fried Chicken. There is definitely a branding and marketing appeal in having a great name. While discussing where to eat with my friend Pete last week, I had...