Eat Fresh

Which you will, when partaking of anything on the plate today.  There are the string beans fresh from the pole, no matter whether you picked them yourself or bought them from a farmer who did.  Then there are the sweet potato wedges, brushed with olive oil and grilled until they’re soft and fluffy on the… Continue reading Eat Fresh


Hail, Caesar!

Not Caesar Augustus, but Caesar Cardini, the restauranteur who invented this salad at his establishment in Acapulco, Mexico in the 1920s.  By legend, Cardini ran out of ingredients for a conventional salad at a particularly busy moment and, instead of giving in, he persisted and improvised with whatever the kitchen had on hand. This included… Continue reading Hail, Caesar!