Birthday Extravaganza at Empellon Cocina’s Kitchen Table
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / NYC

Birthday Extravaganza at Empellon Cocina’s Kitchen Table

It’s funny where life takes you. 8 months ago, I was in Oaxaca, Mexico being served an amazing meal as part of the El Sabor del Sabor festival. I’d chosen this particular event because it was being hosted by the wonderful Chef Rodolfo Castellanos of Origen restaurant. The other reason though, was that Chef Alex … Continue reading

An evening at Origen for Festival Saber del Sabor with Castellanos, Stupak and Salas
Food Travel America / Mexico / Peak Experience

An evening at Origen for Festival Saber del Sabor with Castellanos, Stupak and Salas

“The event” to be at this year at the El Saber del Sabor Festival, according to anyone I talked to, was the dinner held at Origen restaurant on Dec 1st, 2014. Chef Rodolfo Castellanos hosted Pablo Salas of Amaranta restaurant in Toluca, Mexico and Alex Stupak from Empellón in NYC. Chef Alex Stupak has been on … Continue reading

Fresh Local in Charleston, SC
Food Travel America / The South

Fresh Local in Charleston, SC

My perceptions of Southern food have always been filed under “deliciously indulgent”. With this in mind, I was prepared when the reality of the cuisine in Charleston was delicious coupled with indulgently rich. While I love those words, there’s only so much of that I can take before my mind & belly cries “fresh vegetables please!”. … Continue reading

Scott’s Whole Hog Pit BBQ
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / Perfect Days / Road Trip / The South

Scott’s Whole Hog Pit BBQ

Would you drive 75 miles to try what some call “America’s best barbecue”? I don’t know about you, but of course I would… I was originally introduced to (Rodney) Scott’s Barbecue through Chef Sean Brock on PBS’s  Mind of a Chef and then later through the Cook It Raw Charleston documentary. Rodney Scott is known as … Continue reading