A Slow Restart

2014.Aug.08 Friday

With Henry still away, and a mountain of things to catch up on, I’ve limited the number of dinners over the last two weeks since returning. I’ve been spending a lot of time experimenting with recipes, some of which will be showing up over the next few weeks, some of which already have. Given the […]

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Top-Master-Chopped-Iron-Chef #3

2014.Aug.01 Friday

It was lonely on the ‘net that night. Back from vacation and mi compadre Kevin and I had planned out another evening video “competition”. Our two previous stabs at this had gone well – we both had fun cooking, we had a few folk join us to chat, and this time there was even the […]

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First Stabs at Sous Vide

2014.Jul.30 Wednesday

It seems like forever ago that I first heard about this ingenious, inexpensive sous vide circulator that was being touted based solely on a Kickstarter presentation (it was actually just over two years ago). Whether it would ever happen, whether enough people would be interested, was up in the air, though given the general fascination […]

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Grazing Lima

2014.Jul.28 Monday

Let’s wrap up the eats in Lima accompanied by some music…. I had some delicious food at a variety of places, some average food at a couple, nothing bad, thankfully. I did a bit of graze eating on my own – it’s much harder to do solo than with another person or two, so I […]

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73 Bus, Stops 1 and 2

2014.Jul.25 Friday

A couple of day stay in the southeast part of Lima, Peru, called Barranco. I’ve been here before – the first time as part of a tour and then dinner, with Henry and the second time, though I stayed here for a night, I ended up not eating here simply because of logistics. I’m back […]

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Half a Big Apple and on to “The Grey”

2014.Jul.24 Thursday

Coming to you now from the sunny beaches… hmmm, no, that’s not quite right… the overca… no… the cloud laden, drizzly urban sprawl of Lima, Peru, living up to its secondary nickname, Le Gris, or The Grey. Here for a few days before heading home. Henry’s off to Trujillo to spend a couple of more […]

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Half a New York Roundup

2014.Jul.22 Tuesday

After my last post and a truly great meal at Yerba Buena, I was looking forward to sharing all our great food adventures in the city, as I generally do on trips to the big apple. Now, I knew that the choice of places might be a little more downscale for the most part this […]

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The Good Herb

2014.Jul.20 Sunday

I’m going to jump on to NYC. It’s not that we didn’t eat anything else in WDC, just nothing to write home about, so to speak. We had an interesting lunch at Mitisam, the, well, cafeteria in the National Museum of the American Indian, with tasty combinations of native ingredients from around the country prepared […]

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Tapas On 14th

2014.Jul.18 Friday

I’m sure there’s a reason behind the name of Richard Sandoval’s Masa 14, 1825 14th Street NW, but I have no idea what it is. I remember him from the start of his soaring career trajectory when he opened to contemporary French restaurants in NYC, Savann and Savann Est, and recall liking whichever of the […]

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