Jun 182011

If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away

As I was folding my laundry this morning, with the radio in the background, this beautiful country song played. It reminded me of my mom and others we’ve lost along the way. I hope you…Continue Reading

Jun 052011

Empanadas and Samosas

Inside my closet, behind a stack of neatly folded sweaters, lays a box I seldom open. Inside are memories of my mother: a worn zebra patterned diary from her teenage years, an old Valentine’s Day…Continue Reading

May 292011

Sunday Dinner at Rosa’s

There was nothing like gathering around the dinner table at Rosa’s house on Sunday evening. With children laughing and the aroma of freshly baked cornbread dancing in the air, we engaged in our weekly dining…Continue Reading

Mar 312011

Mint and Tomatoes

My father, the inspiration behind this story A moving piece I wrote for my Sustainable Gastronomy class: When I was 7-years old the fence of our backyard was covered in mint. The mint bushes grew…Continue Reading

Mar 292011

Great news!

                                                                 Photo: Hispanic Kitchen Hispanic Kitchen, a hispanic food networking site, picked up one of my Examiner.com stories! I’m thrilled! Read on: http://www.hispanickitchen.com/profiles/blogs/queso-blanco-make-your-own-its Here’s the original: http://www.examiner.com/ethnic-foods-in-miami/queso-blanco-easy-to-make-and-muy-delicioso

Mar 222011

Sipping Chai in Piemonte

Tonight chai warms my heart and soul. As I press the warm mug to my chest, I inhale the spices that seem to dance in perfect harmony with each other. Just like a stone laying…Continue Reading

Mar 082011

Bella Italia!

Someone pinch me. Am I really here? Did I just arrive in Italy and make my dreams come true? I stepped foot in the Universitá di Scienze Gastronomiche today and my heart wanted to burst with…Continue Reading

Feb 092011

Pani puri and the chaat God

I dreamt I was eating pani puri last night. Upon awakening, I was instantly transported to the Indian town of Thane, a suburb of Mumbai that is the hometown of my Indian family. On a warm and humid…Continue Reading