Paella Recipe & Camarón de la Isla

One of my greatest warm weather joys is cooking an enormous Paella over an open fire for a large group. It brings back memories of the short times I lived in Spain while growing up. On one specific weekend, my family took a road trip out to the rustic farmhouse of some family friends in the dry Spanish…

Sole au Vin Blanc Recipe & Rhye

  The interesting thing about time is that it can expand and contract within the same number of counted minutes. How well we enjoy our minutes seems to have to do with how well we are able to slow them down. When you are in the early stages of love, six months can seem like a blissful…

Arepas Recipe & Juaneco y su Combo

¡¡¡A COMEEEEER!!! (means “time to eat”in Spanish) This menacing screech followed by sequential ear piercing claps was the rude awakening my father saddled my sisters and I with on weekend mornings throughout our youth; I can still feel the shivers going down my spine. In order to put an end to it we’d carry ourselves downstairs like…

Salmon Tartare Recipe & Kamasi Washington

So…first post, lets hit the ground running. No better place to start than day one of 2016.   I will be pairing Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic”—a 3 hour marathon of a record— with Thomas Keller’s equally epic Salmon Tartare with Sweet Red Onion and Crème Fraiche. Photograph by Deborah Jones First a little backstory… We’ve all…