Archives for January 2013

Red Beans in Wine

Merquén is one of my favorite ingredients I’ve discovered on my travels. It’s a Chilean smoked chile powder made from the cacho de cabra (goat’s horn) chile … [Read more...]

Cooking School Nightmare

I'm a sucker for a cooking class and I've taken my fair share.  Wherever I'm visiting, I usually check the possibilities of learning to make the local cuisine.  … [Read more...]

Braised Radish

When the weather is chilly a little bit of heat, in the form of chilies, can be the perfect thing to warm you up.    I recently saw some large white Chinese … [Read more...]

Whitestone Cheese

In the sleepy beach town of Oamaru, on New Zealand's South Island, most people come to see the pint-sized blue penguins, but a few savvy travelers know that a … [Read more...]

Goji Berry Soup

Let's start the New Year with a health boost!  I love this soup when I'm in the need for some extra sustenance and nourishment.  Goji berries have been used in … [Read more...]