The Food and Wine Hedonist

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French Tomato Tart

It’s the end of summer so you know what that means, right?   School. Leaves turning color.  Sweater weather.  The crisp air.   Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  Shitty holiday music 24/7 … Continue reading

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Best Impulse Buy Ever

There are impulse buys and there are impulse buys.    At grocery stores they put a whole bunch of cheap, random stuff by the registers in the hope that a … Continue reading

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The Avocado Menace

So it seems the simple avocado is right up there with malaria and Pablo Escobar as a major threat to humankind. Recently Tim Gurner, an Australian real estate mogul, said … Continue reading

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Food for Commoners: Red Lobster

I’m still waiting for Food Network, Travel Network, Bravo – heck, even QVC – to call me about my show idea.  That’s the one where I’d have major foodies like … Continue reading

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4th Annual Pieathalon – Savoury Pie

Sometimes I’m a sucker.  Correction – sometimes I’m NOT a sucker. Last summer I got invited by my longtime blogging bud Yinzerella, who writes the ever-entertaining Dinner is Served 1972.  … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 17 Comments

Inspirational Lettuce Wraps

It’s been wayyyyyy too long since I’ve written a post here.  The past couple of months have been absolutely crazy with… with…   Eh, screw it.  I have been pretty … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Hartwood Cookbook – Lime Tart with Lime Caramel

  Did I ever mention that winter sucks? OK, I guess that’s not saying much because EVERYONE hates winter.  Except white people.   Or at least I assume that white … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 2

In my post about our first day in San Francisco, I pondered whether the city’s reputation as a foodie haven was justified.   There’s no doubt that the abundance of … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Finale – Comida Final 

It’s been two weeks since the Top Chef Final and it’s taken me this long to figure out to write this recap. The build-up to this was so suspenseful – … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 1

The general consensus is that the American foodie havens are New York and San Francisco – everything else is a tier or two below.  But now I wonder if that … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 13: Trial by Fire

They were down to the final three and the action moved to Secrets in Akumal, which I’ve seen on my way down to Tulum, but never been to.   I … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment