Archive for the 'food' Category

My New Favorite Website: Simply Breakfast

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I don’t remember where I first discovered it, but I have quickly fallen in love with Simply Breakfast. The premise is simple: every day the author of the site takes a picture of her breakfast. Sounds simple and it is. Amazing looking shots that make your mouth water… For a sampling, check out fried egg [...]

Mussels at home = yum

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Going out for dinner is kind of tough with a 1.5 year old. With that said, we tend to stay home a lot and cook dinner. That’s not necessarily a bad thing in that I guess we save a considerable amount of money. For Liz and my 5th anniversary, we decided to do something a [...]

I may have found a new passion in life…

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

You know I have a love for burritos, but everything changes over time. I have officially started my quest for the perfect (Mexican-style) taco. I’m talking a straight-up steak taco with cilantro, onions and maybe a lime wedge or two. There will be no lettuce. There will be no cheese. There will be no asking [...]

I dreamt that I was Mario Batali…

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Well, not that I was really him. I dreamt that Liz and I had some sort of party going on at our house with a theme of “Dress as your favorite Food Network star”. Yes, I was Mario with a red wig/beard and my orange Crocs. Liz was there but I can’t remember who she [...]

Argentina On Two Steaks A Day

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Tell me that you can’t help but salivate while reading this article about steaks (and other cuisine) in Argentina. Remind me to book a flight there, asap. “The afternoon steak is the workhorse steak, the backbone of the day. It’s the steak that gets you around the city, ensures a successful nap, steers you into [...]

Over/Under in Chicago

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Gapers Block has two great conversation topics going about the most Overrated and Underrated restaurants in the Chicago-area. Great reading for the local (or anyone travelling here)…

Overhyped Ingredients/Food Trends

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

1. Chipotle-whatever 2. Sun-Dried Tomatoes 3. Wasabi-Flavored-whatever If I never see anything else made or labeled with the above three things, I’ll be very happy…

You’re No Alton Brown

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

The advertising worked. I had to set up a season pass on my Tivo to record it. I finally watched it. Ugh. I have to say that “Ham On The Street” is easily the worst show that the Food Network has ever aired. Not a fan.

My Latest Addiction

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

I cannot get enough. I have been drinking so much sparkling water lately that I can actually differentiate brands. San Pellegrino is simply the best. (and “no”, I was not paid to endorse)

Talk about the perfect gig for me…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

What do you get when you cross rock stars and cooking? Check out to find out. “I’ve been conducting interviews with my favorite bands on the topic of cooking and eating. Ideally, we cook together; more commonly, we share cooking secrets in a backstage chat. Videos of our conversations are posted here. In addition, [...]