In between there will be roaming the California coast from Santa Barbara to Solvang, Paso Robles to Monterey. My cameras and notepads are at the ready, and I’m jonesing for adventure.
Well, when I went to get the “sponge” to start mixing the other ingredients, I was greeted by the dough equivalent of Godzilla.
The first thing I want to do is to explain why I’m on a soup roll. It began with the chili cookoff at Don & Mark’s in October, and has continued till now. Whether I’m attempting French Onion Soup, Chili, Menudo, Chicken, or whatever, I believe (and have always believed) that a good bowl of [...]
The recipe for basic chili is pretty simple: Meat, beans, celery, onions, peppers, garlic, tomato of some sort, seasonings such as cumin and chili powder, and salt and pepper. That’s a good, easy-to-make chili, but it’s not “Challenge” chili. It’s sitting in front of the TV with a beer chili.
I can understand the horrified expression you have on your face and the ugly places your mind is going. While the term “Bat Nuts for Dessert” may take you where you never hoped to go, there really is a good explanation for all of this.
When I have some free time (ha!) I will continue to mine through the old databases and see if I can find some of the older stories and reviews to repost.
It’s an almost otherwordly experience to walk into an Asian supermarket and be greeted with Christmas carols sung in Chinese. A few blinks and a smile later, it’s time to shop. I’ve been asked what kinds of ethnic foods I like to eat. That’s an easy question to answer. All of them, frankly. While most [...]