The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Back to Tulum

Back in the beginning of summer, Boom Boom and I sat down to coordinate our calendars.    Anyone with kids in this age of signing them up for all kinds … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Hedonizing in Paris

As I mentioned in my post about Europe’s disturbing Michael Jackson obsession, the fam took a weeklong trip to Paris and Amsterdam.    Since then, I’ve been trying to figure … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 22 Comments

The Bleakness of French Radio

Last week, I posed the question of whether Europeans have the concept of Guilty Pleasures.   These are songs that you really, really shouldn’t like or are generally awful but you … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Miami Eats: Taquiza

After lunch at Nobu, we spent some time chilling at the pool.  I was reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation –    It’s an awesome book that … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Leaving Puerto Rico – Cafe Avila

We spent five days in Puerto Rico and had a terrific vacation filled with great weather, lots of relaxation, and fun times. After one more breakfast of eggs benedict soup, … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Porking in Puerto Rico

Prior to our trip to Puerto Rico, I consulted with my friend and frequent commenter here – Max Doinel, for some local food recommendations.  Being from Puerto Rico and his … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

How to Find a Great Restaurant While on Vacation – La Fisheria

That incredibly lousy dinner was on our first full day in Playa del Carmen. You’d think that it could only get better from there, right? Only slightly. We had a … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Testing a New Theory: Seventeen in Petoskey

After our trip to Tulum, we found ourselves in Petoskey, a scenic summer hotspot in northern Michigan.  I guess I have to clarify that that’s the northern end of the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

I Love Tulum

Every year, the kids go to a YMCA camp in beautiful northern Michigan for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun.  Last year, we did a “staycation” and while it was relaxing, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 14 Comments

Spring Break with Peel-And-Eat Yucatan Shrimp

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments
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