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

September 13, 2017 · 2 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

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 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

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

February 23, 2017 · 18 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 10 – Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies

Earlier in the season, I thought of a drinking game where viewers do a shot whenever someone said “y’all” but gave that up when I realized I would’ve gotten schnockered … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 1

We were supposed to go down to Houston on New Year’s Day to spend a week with my in-laws.     But there was a change of plans to where … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Where to Eat in Any City

I know Ann Arbor isn’t exactly high on people’s lists as a vacation destination.    But we do get a quite a few visitors, either for athletic events or college … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 9 Comments