Monthly Archives: April 2013

King Crab and Roasted Lamb – El Meson de la Patagonia

The day started with a tour and a rousing breakfast at two of Santiago’s main food markets, but that was only the beginning of an epic day of eating some of the best food to be had in Chile (or […]

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Sunday Photo – “Viagra” For Breakfast at Santiago’s Mercado Central

No, not the pharmaceutical product. At Marisqueria Bahamondez in the Mercado Central in Santiago, their version of “Viagra” is a collection of the juices of the various shellfish that they cook at their small stall in the back recesses of […]

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Boragó – Tasting Chile’s Ancient Roots With A New Vision

Chile’s neighboring country of Peru has long been known for the seemingly infinite variety of native ingredients, many of which have been adopted and adapted by other cultures as part of the Columbian Exchange, in which products from the Americas […]

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Sunday Photo – Big Fish Little Fish

I bought a couple of whole red snappers for the grill yesterday and received a surprise when I was cleaning one of them out. Nestled between the big fish’s mouth and stomach was a whole, partially digested little fish. It […]

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Blog Find: The Shop

Blog Find: The Shop
Now this is exciting! The Cultured Pickle is likely the foremost producer and purveyor of artisanal fermented products in the United States and now they have created a blog. This will be epic, educational and most of […]

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Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press

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Check out this video promoting the new book Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press. It’s  lovely and shows why I’m dying to dine at D.O.M., Atala’s renowned restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Savoring the Exotic in Chile – Coastal Foraging With Boragó’s Rodolfo Guzman and Tommy de Olarte

Oxalis, strawberries, parsley, radishes and even samphire are hardly exotic elements of the pantry, unless they come from the Chilean coast. Here they relate to their cousins with similar names via taste, but they are decidedly different in terms of […]

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Chile – A Land of the Exotic and the Familiar – An Overview

Chile, the country, first came to my attention a couple of years ago when I saw Rodolfo Guzman of the Santiago restaurant Boragó speak at the StarChefs ICC. His presentation which featured ingredients indigenous to the country and totally unknown […]

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Sunday Photo – The Incredible Hulk

This is the roller coaster that did me in. I have been a fan of roller coasters for as long as I can remember. I grew up on The Cyclone in Coney Island and in more recent years, I enjoyed […]

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A Foodie Family’s Frolic in Florida – Part 2 – Miami

It was about a three and a half hour drive from Orlando to our next destination – Miami Beach. More specifically, we were heading to the luxurious St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. This segment of the trip would be all […]

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