The Food and Wine Hedonist

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THE Cooking Playlist

I have two major passions in my life. Oops, forgot about the kids – make that THREE major passions in my life.   But this isn’t a mommy blog, so you’re … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Gumbo for Mardi Gras

I suppose another #TBT recipe wouldn’t hurt, eh?  Next week is Fat Tuesday, so now you’ll have enough time to gather the ingredients and make this, the best gumbo north … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 8: Where’s The Beef?

This week’s episode had the chef’s providing food for a Beefsteak, which was an old-school political fundraiser for men only where participants would dress in tuxedoes and chow down on … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

Miami Eats: Taquiza

After lunch at Nobu, we spent some time chilling at the pool.  I was reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation –    It’s an awesome book that … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

The contestants made their way back to Los Angeles for this week’s challenge, which involved delving into their personal histories. Speaking of, I really need to make it back to … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Mmm Bop

I was at The Gap recently when I heard this Duran Duran song come on the overhead speakers–   I mentioned to the cashier that I hadn’t heard it in at … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Miami Eats: Nobu

Boom Boom’s Christmas gift to me was a nice little weekend getaway to Miami a couple weeks ago.  It was so great to escape the crappy Michigan winter and unwind … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

This has been a pretty good season of Top Chef. For the most part they’ve kept the non-cooking drama to a minimum – no weepy person wanting to go home … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Amazing Mushroom Soup

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Besh Fried Eggs

Age and location have caught up to me. In November I recently turned forty-cough-cough-cough and it also marked the 10-year anniversary of us moving to the flaming liberal, pinko, hippie … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 12 Comments

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