The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Garlic Scapes 2.0

Garlic scapes are back in season and I picked up a bunch last weekend at the Farmers’ Market.  If you don’t have a market near you, they also have them … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Garlic Chronicles: Living With My Mistake

So I struck out while making toum and was left with a bowl full of oil with teeny bits of garlic in it.  But it’s not like the ingredients went … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 21 Comments

Spicy Avocado Cream Soup

A few month’s ago, I gave a mixed review to one of the finer restaurants here in Ann Arbor – Pacific Rim. In a nutshell, the food is fantastic and … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

Cooking to Score – Sole Meuniere Recipe Again

This Saturday is Sweetest Day, which means that you’ll probably be sitting around watching the first season of “The Walking Dead” on Netflix.  Oh wait, that’s me.   Sweetest Day … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Farmers’ Market Adentures – Huitlacoche, which is also known as…

One of the more popular stands at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market is Tantre Farms, which was featured in the New York Times a couple of years ago. I think … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 13 Comments

Change is Good

In this case, it’s AWESOME. I know that many of you come here for my hilarious takes on food, drinks, and music. (And my humility.)  And ever since I revealed … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

My Perfect Summer Meal

My favorite season is summer, partly because it’s the best season for eating. Stunningly fresh vegetables and herbs, and the ultimate cooking tool—the grill—which makes almost everything taste better. Just … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

To put it mildly, work last week sucked donkeys.  I’ll spare you all the details, but let’s just say my plan to end the Greek and Spanish debt crises with … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 9 Comments

Farmers Market Adventures – Garlic Scapes Again

In Michigan, garlic scapes are back in season! I’m starting to see them at the market so you should be able to get some over the next couple of weeks. … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Word to Your Mother Sauce – Espagnole

Whassup my lil Jacques Pepin gangsta wannabes?  Y’all been making that brown stock I showed you how to make?  I sure hope so because I’m gonna teach y’all how to … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 8 Comments