The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Chicago Gets Hedonized Part 3 – The Final Frontier

After we ordered most of Roister’s menu, we were too full to go for another Bang Bang.   It was a pretty gluttonous night day weekend so a little bit … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

October 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 2

On the second day of our California trip, my nephew had to do a few errands so I tagged along to see more of the city. I always find that … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Top Chef California Episodes 1 and 2

Top Chef is back and this year they are exploring California. This is exciting news as the locations of other seasons I’ve watched – Texas, Seattle, New Orleans, Boston – … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Porchetta Three Ways

I knew that title would get your attention.  It’s not what you think. Perv. Porchetta isn’t some gorgeous model with questionable virtues we met while clubbing in New York. It’s … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 11 Comments

Super Bowl Music – Giving New Meaning to NFL

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, where the two best teams in football – the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos – play to determine the NFL championship.  For the past … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

Mastering the Art of Filipino pt 2 – Roasted Pig

So I finally got past the bitter melon hurdle. This was a month ago and I was feeling proud of myself and slightly cocky about being a Filipino. It was … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 11: Restaurant Wars

Episode 10          Episode 12 It was Restaurant Wars week again!  This is where the chefs are split into two teams then build and run a restaurant in … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 10: Battle before the War

Episode 9     Episode 11 Now that we’re down to eight contestants, there’s a lot more time to get to know the chefs.  We learn about Josh’s dad passing away, … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Another Tribute to my Dad – His Barbecued Pork Recipe

I remember the first time I heard the “f-word”. It was at my dad’s annual company picnic and everybody brought food to share.  That year he, like every other year, … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 9 Comments