Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace – Boston

The last time I was in Boston, I was 10 or 11 years old.  I remember very little about the experience.  So, when I made the decision to go to graduate school at Boston University, I knew I wanted to spend some time getting to know the city before I move. My trip to Boston…

Katie’s Restaurant – New Orleans

This is my final post about my time in New Orleans.  I am actually heading home from New York today, so my posts are a bit behind my activities.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re busy exploring.  Even though I have so much to say about Boston before I move on to New York,…

Cajun Food Delight

I found myself in the heart of Cajun country.  I have long had an admiration for “Cajun” food, or at least the versions that have been presented to me in the North.  When I knew I was coming to Louisiana, I was excited to get my hands (and stomach) on some Cajun specialties.  In the…

Spinach Frittata

I may be on vacation, but I still managed to find time to develop a new recipe.  After a long day of travel and some exploration in New Orleans, my aunt and I headed to her house in Lafayette which is about a two hour drive.  When we got to the house, we were hungry…

Pasta Primavera

It has finally started to feel like spring in DC.  The cherry blossoms have bloomed; the sun has mostly decided to make its presence known; outdoor happy hours and brunch are popping back up.  Since it finally feels appropriate, I wanted to make something springy for our family dinner this past Sunday. Here enters pasta…

Maiale al latte con torta rustica

This post is devoted to the culinary skills of my best friend, Chris (with sous-chef Andrew).  Chris is an excellent cook.  We work well together in the kitchen, which is a vast improvement from our first few times cooking together all those years ago.  Chris and I have different cooking style and different tastes in…

Fuse Taco Grand Opening – Bethesda

People who know me well know there is very little I love in life more than a good taco.  I also get upset when tacos are disrespected. I was rather excited to go to the Grand Opening of Fuse Taco in Bethesda today.   This is a brand new restaurant taking the place of Bold Bite…