A Culinary Odyssey… in Omaha?!

A Culinary Odyssey… in Omaha?!

So, as some of you know, I do a fair amount of traveling.  Sometimes it’s for fun, pleasure, and the endless and arduous task of finding the world’s most perfect beach (Napili Bay, I love you). But a lot of the time, I travel on business. The business I’m referring to usually pertains to some(…)

A Thorough Abuse of Grapes

Dear friends: I’m about to share with you one of my most sacred and beloved vacation spots.  A place so precious, one can only deem it to be the promised land, my own personal mecca, my pot of proverbial gold at the end of my drunken rainbow….  Santa Ynez Valley, California. Tucked away on the(…)

Bacon and Perogi Pie

Hey, remember that time I casually mentioned my friend Celina Dean’s Perogi Pie?  And then you facebook’d/messaged/screamed at me for the recipe?  Well, I heard ya, loud and clear. I also heard the perfect opportunity to get Celina to whip up another one of these pies so I could taste it I mean photograph it(…)

Timpano (which I think in Italian means “This Better Be Worth It”)

Ever seen the movie Big Night? Basically, it’s about these two brothers who own a failing restaurant and, as a last resort to gain some sort of notoriety, they throw a lavish dinner party where of course all hell breaks loose.  It’s a great movie.  You should really see it.  So, at the center of(…)

Celina’s Craveable Kale Salad

Never before in my life had I ever envisioned posting a blog about kale.  It isn’t exactly the thing I think of when I’m craving yummy foods, and I’ve been known to make fun of people (sorry, Sean Maher, I love you) for eating it in the past.  But things have changed.  It’s delicious, my(…)

XIV by Michael Mina

XIV by Michael Mina

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: Michael Mina isn’t just a chef.  He’s a culinary mastermind, a trend-setter and a visionary when it comes to food, and if you haven’t had the luxury of eating at one of his many fabulous restaurants (18 to be exact, with 5 in Vegas alone), you’re(…)

Celina’s Braised Pork Shoulder with Rhubarb and Peas

Celina’s Braised Pork Shoulder with Rhubarb and Peas

This is a good one, guys. Not only does Celina share her latest glorious recipe find (which I got to eat, and it is as juicy tender yummy fabulous as it sounds), but she even came up with a plan on what to do with the leftovers!  Tell me what in hades sounds better than(…)