The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Top Chef Charleston Episode 6 – A Southern Legend

I was on vacation last week and only just saw the latest episode.  I was toying with the idea of saying I’m running late on this post, so I’m going … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Crazy Easy Tomato Sauce

What’s with all those cooking videos that pop-up all the time on Facebook?   You know the ones – less than a minute long,  sped-up videos of two hands making … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 8 Comments

Cookies and Clowns

I have a lot of silly little quirks and minor phobias, just like everyone else.   But there’s one thing that that really scares me.   CLOWNS.   So you can imagine my … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Gimme Some Sugar…. On second thought, don’t.

I recently read a New York Times article that simultaneously scared the hell out of me, provided relief,  and also made me strangely proud of myself.     According to … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · 5 Comments

#NationalKnifeDay – My Rock Star Knife

Honestly, I hate how every time I turn around there’s some kind of #holiday and this one is downright ridiculous.   Then again, so am I.   So what the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

Oliver’s Brother’s Pizza Monster

My good friend and fellow Ann Arbor blogger Oliver aka “The Winegetter” was over at our house for dinner one night.    He hails from Germany and, since Boom Boom’s … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 11 Comments

Dangerous Breakfast, Anyone?

While perusing Facebook one day, I came across a link to  “The World’s Simplest Breakfast You’re Probably Too Scared to Try”   You’d think that I would’ve learned by now … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 10 Comments

3rd Annual Pieathalon – Fidget Pie

One of the first blogs I ever followed was Yinzerella’s retro-food extravaganza Dinner is Served 1972, which was her attempt to go through a set of index card recipes from … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 20 Comments

Asian Market Misadventures

Although Ann Arbor is a small-ish Midwestern town, there’s a lot of Asians here due to the university. So while I can’t get a wide selection seafood or a decent … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 10 Comments

Slower Cooked Eggs

A few weeks ago I featured a new (to me) method for cooking fried eggs from John Besh, a New Orleans-based celebrity chef.   It was simple – smear some butter … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 13 Comments