Eating my way around the world

Keeping the food movement local in India

From The Economist: It seems India is like the O.G. when it comes to the local food movement


A serious brunch

My husband ordered a serious lunch the other day: fried chicken on cheddar & jalapeño waffles with two fried eggs on top, smothered in gravy, served with a side of maple syrup. It was as much of a mouthful as it was just writing out the description. Needless to say, it was damn good.


Bon Appetite’s Roast Chicken w/ Kimchi Smashed Potatoes

I absolutely love this recipe from Bon Appetite mag. I craved this during pregnancy, and I still crave it now. The trick to this is searing your chicken well before roasting for that perfect crispy skin.

Obesity Economics 101


The Fat Bastard, from Austin Powers

Fascinating: From The Economist, this article illustrates through statistical data that being obese makes one prone to earn less than the average; obesity = not having a bachelor’s degree.

Required Reading, Volume 4

Anchovies on house-made potato chips with aioli at Parador, a Spanish tapas joint in Egg Harbor, Door County, WI.

We always need a reading list, whether it’s for that flight you’re about to hop on, or the commute to and from work.  You know, one more thing to add to your never ending list of shit to do…

-Admit it: you love a good Buzz Feed as much as the next person; this one features recipes that should stay vintage.

-Think about this the next time you’re eating trendy avocado on toast.

-In Germany, you can have airline food delivered to your door. Like take out… (like, gross…)

Monsanto’s new scheme: make nice with food bloggers. We’ve all got a price, right?

-Food: the next contemporary art movement.

-“Brunch Is for Jerks“? I guess that makes me an asshole. In my opinion/situation, I can’t do dinner anymore; dinner coincides with the kid’s bedtime. Brunch Is my dinner, thank you very much…… (more on this later)

-The bacon craze was not started in Brooklyn/Oakland.

-And you thought mesh strainers were only for making cheese.

Good and Cheap: How to eat well on $4/day.

-The next big fruit trend (I’ve tried this in SF actually. Found it at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market).

-Growing kale? That’s so passé. Start farming geoduck instead.

-Meet the woman who’s taking on GMOs.

-Not even China wants GMO corn.

-Your coffee will taste different with climate change.

-Egg chilling in the US.

Bavette le Boucherie

Ate at this spot in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward with a friend recently- Loved the menu. Although I wanted to order everything, we ended up sharing the rabbit rillette, the steak tartare, a roasted cauliflower salad, and lard covered mixed nuts with hints of cinnamon. We washed it all down with a dry rosé. They also feature charcuterie, which I will have to come back for….




From Humans Of New York



Joe’s Crab Shack Chicago

We had a feast fit for a mob boss last night: (L – R, top – bottom) Ceasar & Stuffed Mushrooms, 1 perfect Crab Cake with nary a breadcrumb as filler, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Lobster Stuffed Dover Sole, Seared Scallops with Pork Belly.
Not shown: asparagus & mashed potatoes as sides

Dessert: Key Lime Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Eataly Chicago


Was at Mario Batali’s Eataly in Chicago for the first time last week to have dinner with a friend from out-of-town. The place is a candy store for adults obsessed with food. I walked around with eyes as large as saucers, while my friend had to help guide me through to find something for dinner, lest she loose me, drooling in a pile of pasta somewhere….
Whole Foods be damned, Eataly is where everyone should be shopping.
Along with tins of Lavazza espresso, cold-pressed olive oil, and every other food item you can think of for purchase, there was a beauty section lined with organic products made with olive oil.
For dinner, we sat down at the wine bar that serves small plates. With the above salad that contained the most delicious shards of parm, we shared perfect arancini, deep fried cod balls, and a caprese salad flecked with Maldon salt. For dessert, we went downstairs and helped ourselves to the chocolate bins, which you can purchase by the pound. O.M.G….

Cuca melons: tiny cucumbers shaped like mini-watermelons. They were slightly sweet. I suspect these will show up on everybody’s appetizer plate soon. I mean, they’re just so Pinterest friendly for all of our food snapshots….

Shishito peppers, ’nuff said.

The cheese section was Insanity. If I didn’t have a husband to answer to, I would have bought every single cheese offered. There was also butter for sale; cultured butter from Vermont, might I add. I did snag that.

Whole ham hocks & cheese for sale, in case you’re having a party. In which case, you should totally invite me……

There was a gadgets section, which I’m actually not-that-into, but this was kinda’ neato- it’s a pasta measurer. Because who hasn’t slipped up on how much dry pasta to make for 1, or 2 people?
If you havn’t been yet, get to Eataly as quickly as you can. And make sure you just got paid so that you can blow it all there.

Salad for Lunch

Made 101cookbook’s Heather’s Farro Salad for lunch. I added avocado to mine.