It is Monday evening in New York City and the sky is grumbling with thunder as rain runs down my apartment window. It is a dreary night in the Empire State–the kind of evening where you will find me curled up on my couch with a glass of red wine, my Macbook balancing on… [Read More]
I imagined my one bite of cricket would prepare me for the stomach-churning menu prepared by chef David George Gordon, known as the “bug chef” for his culinary masterpieces and published book Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. Chef Gordon had prepared (brace yourself) cockroach canapés, tempura tarantulas, bacon-wrapped crickets from Cambodia and Oaxaca grasshopper kebabs.
All of a sudden my iPhone and Nikon seemed very out of place as I stepped into the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, as part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, and found myself surrounded by guests donning attire from the 1800s. Intricate dresses with delicate beading and rich silk were drapped across elegant ladies whose hands rested… [Read More]
If I close my eyes, I can still remember the first taste of that spoonful of freshly made dark chocolate. The subtle crunch of the sugar granules lending its sweetness, the slight bitter taste from the cocoa beans mixing with the smoothness of the whipped in milk. Moments ago I had seen all 3… [Read More]