Category Archives: Travel

Portland

Well, it’s official: I am head over heels for Portland. The people are warm and friendly, the scenery’s spectacular (Fir trees! Mt. Hood! Columbia River!) and the arts are alive and well. But we’re really here for the food, yes? … Continue reading

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Barcelona

Oh, Barcelona. What a beautiful city you are, all windy cobblestone streets and leafy boulevards, beachy breezes and Gaudí serpentine. You make me wish I could tan, turn a glowy caramel brown and whisper you sweet nothings in Catalan. I … Continue reading

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Summer Break

Greetings, friends! See that Adirondack chair? The one looking out over the peaceful vista, without a care in the world? You might not be able to tell, but it’s about 80 degrees where that chair’s sitting, with a soft breeze … Continue reading

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Omnivore Books on Food

I have, to put it rather mildly, an appetite. I savor my food and relish my drink. (If I’ve an extra bit of curve to my frame, I can assure you I’ve enjoyed putting on every last ounce of it.) … Continue reading

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Tom Yum Goong

As of yesterday at noon, I was about 97% sure I was going forward in Project Food Blog, the contest I entered over at Foodbuzz. So sure, in fact, that I went ahead and made a recipe for Challenge #2, … Continue reading

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New Orleans

New Orleans, I love you. I love your sidewalk brass bands, your Cajun spices, your feathers and beads. I love your smoked rabbit with smothered greens, your tipsy tourists, your cochon de lait, your red beans and rice. I love … Continue reading

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Italia

I had perfectly good intentions to assail you with long-winded, colorful tales from my charmed visit abroad.  I wanted you to feel the champagne warmth of those Umbrian sunsets and taste the earthy dust of black truffles on freshly hand-crafted strangozzi. … Continue reading

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