On my Life from Scratch journey Mexico was rest. Belize, recreation. And Cuba? Rebellion? Revolution? Nope. Resolution. Resolved to find the food that fuels its lovely people, the food that sustains its pulsating beat, I was determined to find -…
Among the things I find interesting about the culture of cuisine is the underlying symbolism behind food and no where is that more relevant than in Asia. Some call it superstition and cast it aside but I have long enjoyed the interpretation it brings to the kitchen, the table and the daily practice of feeding ones self; body, mind and spirit.
As technology reaches deeper into our lives and processed everything threatens to consume us, we seek comfort in the simplicity of what once was. Is it any wonder that the Cameron Family’s most treasured possession is Gertrude Cameron’s family recipe book, lovingly referred to as “The Gospel of Gert”.
Montrealer's have strong opinions about the smoked meat they love. Some revere Schwartz's other's Lester's, Reuben's, Dunn's, Chenoy's or Pete's Smoked Meat. Each with their own spicing, smoking and steaming techniques it's like arguing which temple to worship at. A day trip to Montreal takes me into the heart of Canadian deli tradition.
Deep in the Caribbean in the Bay Islands off Honduras is a living gem – Roatan, Honduras. A day of adventure and Island Cooking.
In the heart of Old Havana, off Plaza de Armas, lined with book sellers and merchants, is a large awning covered outdoor restaurant lined with potted flowers and ferns – Cafe La Mina.
"In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway learned something about "bad luck" and getting kicked by life. He was struggling to make his mark as an author when disaster struck. He lost a suitcase containing all his manuscripts.