Chile en Nogada – Traditional Independence Day Meal

Mexican Independence Day Meal

  September is called  Mes Patrio (Country Monthy) and probably the most traditional dish to eat in any restaurant will be Chiles en Nogada.  In case you want to make them for a nice Traditional dinner on either the 15th or the 16th of September, here is the recipe courtesy of Mavi Graf PrintChile en Nogada – Traditional Independence Day …

Taco Fiesta in Puerto Vallarta

real tacos

This was the first festival to celebrate Mexico’s famous taste treat, the taco, held in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. Erase the image you have of the hard shell filled with hamburger meat topped with sour cream, lettuce and shredded cheddar.  That is no where near a REAL taco as it is meant to be. Such a fun time was had …

I went looking for “Love”

I found it at Corona 179 in Restaurante Amore. This small, cozy Italian bistro stole my heart on my first visit.  Using a discount coupon from Cupocity for the Pasta Festival, I went in search of a new taste treat for lunch. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I would consider ordering spaghetti.  After all, who doesn’t have …

Super Health with Food

Quit falling for every new diet that comes along.  Just eat well. This is a handy reference guide to vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, hormones, medication side effects and more.  Gain a better understanding of medical lab results. It gives an list of sources for each nutrient and its uses.  Everything is listed in alphabetical order …

Airplane food tastes different. Why?

This article on the BBC website by Katia Moskvitch explains why airplane food and drink seems different in the air than on the ground. I’m in Las Vegas and quite disappointed in the meals I’ve ordered the last week or so. Now I understand how and why the desert has affected my tastebuds.  The first sign of the extreme dryness …

Reveillon Dinners in New Orleans ~ Culinary Christmas Tradition

History In the 19th century, Catholics would fast December 24th. Following midnight mass at St. Louis Cathedral, feasting would start with a large family meal lasting into the wee hours of the morning. A second reveillon dinner was celebrated New Year’s Eve that would include friends as well a relatives. As the season became more commercialized, this traditional Creole custom …

Have you been to Mother’s Restaurant in New Orleans?

Mother’s Restaurant in the Central Business District is a New Orleans landmark since 1938.  Located at the corner of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas Streets, you will often find a line up around the block. What are these people waiting for? They are going to line up again once inside to order their meal. A server hands you a menu as you …

Cooking School in New Orleans

Entertaining and educational classes are held daily at the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Located in a renovated molasses warehouse, the General Store is there for purchasing Cajun and Creole cookbooks, spices, kitchen supplies, etc. Well known chefs run the classes in either demonstration or hands-on styles.  No one fails this class.  …