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

November 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

November 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

October 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

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 · 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

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