more homemade tacos

More about my new tortilla press — I’m addicted now. I didn’t know tacos could be this good. My next try was a bit more improvised, and I can’t quite tell you how I made it.  The shrimp was a little spicy with onion, garlic, cumin, and maybe some cilantro. I cooked that up fast … More more homemade tacos

tacos at home

Recently I had the opportunity to try out a tortilla press, and I was immediately hooked. I had no idea making tortillas at home was so easy and fun. Of course I didn’t own a tortilla press yet, so I consulted with my friend and author, chef Roberto Santibanez of Fonda. He told me what … More tacos at home

spicy black beans

I won’t make excuses about not posting for a while. Well, maybe just one excuse. I was busy having fun at the IACP conference here in New York City. If I write a post about all the cool people I met and saw, I’d risk forgetting to mention a few of you. Plus I didn’t … More spicy black beans

turkey patty time

I’m a bit of a burger snob. People mention Shake Shake or some trendy burger joint, and all I can think is, “Why bother?” Yes, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Good Stuff in D.C., but at home I can literally count the number of times I’ve made a burger in the … More turkey patty time

a little summer potluck

April threw a little rooftop deck summer potluck over the weekend. Once I got a glance of this incredible view, I understood why. And once I heard about the foodies who were attending, I knew I couldn’t miss it. I started book-marking recipes in my favorite cookbooks, first 15 recipes, then three, and finally