The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Rick and Morty’s Szechuan Sauce

Back in May, Mini-Me asked me – completely out of the blue – if I could make Szechuan sauce so that he could bring into school the next day as … Continue reading

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Chicago Gets Hedonized Part 2 – The O.G.

You’d think after a night that included a Bang Bang (2 consecutive dinners) and a huge Filipino breakfast, I’d be done for the day.    Shit, I was just getting … Continue reading

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I Hate Those Facebook Recipes… Except this one.

Have you ever seen those short recipe videos on Facebook? You know the ones.  They’re fast-paced, brightly lit, with whimsical music.   And in all of them, everyone has all … Continue reading

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Chicago Gets Hedonized, Part 1

I went to Chicago recently. I know what you’re thinking – I’m from there and I’ve made it a point to mention Chicago when I can.  So what’s the big … 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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#TBT – Are You a Hot Sauce Fiend?

The weather this summer was much, much better than when I wrote this post a couple years ago.   As a result I was able to get some perfect cayenne … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

July 5, 2017 · 9 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