The news of the death of Rudolfo Anaya hit today. He was not only a world-renowned author, he was also a dear and cherished friend, mentor, and counselor. I was fortunate to have met him 20 years ago and we developed a wonderful friendship. He encouraged my writing, persuaded me to attend graduate school, and … Continue reading REPOST: Bless Me, Última by Rudolfo Anaya
Month: June 2020
Episode 6 of “Cooking the Books” Podcast Now Available!
The latest episode of my food podcast "Cooking the Books" has dropped if you want to give it a listen! We're talking the late, great Anthony Bourdain and his legacy of food, foul language and being feisty, so please enjoy. https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Kitchen-Confidential-and-the-Fcking-Brilliance-of-Yellowfin-Tuna-efh0g3
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
In desperate need of something new to read and some cooking inspiration during this ongoing pandemic, I did a Google search for best foodie literature and actually got several unexpected suggestions. Two were books that extolled the virtues of various alcoholic beverages and cocktails, and I was immediately intrigued. I am not one to say … Continue reading Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
REPOST – Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
I originally posted this blog in May 2017. Today marks two years from the date that my idol Anthony Bourdain died. One of my biggest culinary influences, as well as someone who changed my worldview in general, I loved, respected and honored his work and who he was as a human being. I hope you … Continue reading REPOST – Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Episode 5 of “Cooking the Books” Podcast Now Available!
Latest episode of my podcast "Cooking the Books" is has dropped, so give it a listen at the link below, or on Spotify! https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Name-of-the-Rose-and-the-Ungodly-Goodness-of-Fried-Cheese-in-Batter-ees6n0