Tag Archive | food

Bob’s Donuts, San Francisco, CA

I’d be remiss to not get this up on national donut day. San Francisco is a donut crazy town. Perhaps the best indicator that they’re a cultural touchstone are the donut magnets available at every gift shop. On our tourist itinerary was a stop at Bob’s Donut Shop, a 24 hour spot. We stopped by […]

Birthday Fun

Yours truly celebrated a birthday recently. Being a nerd, you know what that means – time to hit up the museums. This year we decided to check out the National Museum of the American Indian and the African Burial Ground. After a delicious bacon and spinach omelette and home fries we hopped on the train. […]

Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Despite originating in Mexico, paprika is most closely associated with Hungary. Magyar paprika is naturally a bit sweeter than paprika elsewhere because “of the longer cooling season.” From cultivation to turning it into a powder, the process takes seven months. The spice is so important to the country that at one point it was nationalized. […]

Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe

Arguably, there isn’t anything more satisfying than a bowl of noodles. Well perhaps more satisfying is a glass of riesling with said bowl of noodles. Pad Thai is one of those dishes, like biryani that we’d tried to make a few years back but failed spectacularly. They ended up mushy and the tamarind concentrate tasted […]

Yogury Pretzels – Now With Power

Yogury Pretzels– ask for them by name. The only one made with POWER. Now available with real suger. “Forget goji berries, cold pressed juices, acai, or coconut juice! Yogury pretzels are the real miracle food!” – Dr. Oz “I fully expect yogury pretzels to make their way to fine dining establishments everywhere.” – Tom Collichio […]

Georgian Lobio Red Bean Dip (Georgian Food Month, Part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of Georgian Food Month. Click here for part 1 (Phkali– a spinach and walnut dip) or part 2 (Kharcho Soup – vegan/non-veg versions). I’m a big fan of red beans for their nutrition and versatility. They can be thrown into chili, made into ice cream, used in baking and of course […]

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Unlike regular hot cocoa which can enjoyed in large mugs, a little goes a a long way with white chocolate, so the idea of white hot chocolate sounded crazy. My girlfriend though came up with a way to make it delicious. The key is the right balance between milk, ideally unsweetened and melted bar. Served […]