Anatomy of a Latte: Kaladi Coffee Roasters

What exactly makes a good latté? It’s a lot more complicated than one might think, and it is both an art and a science. 1 LATTÉ = ESPRESSO + STEAMED MILK First, you must consider the espresso. Of course, start with a great espresso blend – preferably one that is balanced, dark and bold in…

One Day in Rome

After a few visits to Rome, I have compiled a list of my can’t miss places to eat – and what to order – coffee, dinner, and gelato, of course – if you only have one day. Ready, set, andiamo. 7am – espresso macchiato & cornetto alla mandorla (almond croissant) at Roscioli Caffe & Pasticceria.  This is…

Sicily & The Aeolian Islands: A Culinary Adventure with Peggy Markel

This September, I had the privilege of not only attending a magnificent culinary adventure in southern Italy, but also serving as an assistant on said trip. I work for Peggy Markel who has conducted food tours all over the world for over 25 years, and is a culinary itinerant at the forefront of the Slow Food movement….

Blue Corn & Agave Wine: Savoring the Southwest in Santa Fe, NM

A dear friend of mine accompanied me on a recent weekend getaway to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most well known for its copious amounts of art galleries and turquoise jewelry, this gem of the southwest attracts 60-something retirees and 20-something postgrads alike for “girls’ weekend” getaways. Falling into the latter of the two categories, Madison…

Down With The Foodie

Yes, as this is a food blog in its essence, one could assign the oh-so-saccharine title of “foodie” to me and what I write about.  The “foodie” is commonly defined as “one who enjoys fine food”, or has an “expressed ardent or refined appreciation for food.” While my intention is not to engage in a…

When You Dream of Churros y Chocolate

Cafe Tortoni: Buenos Aires, Argentina This is my *first* post on the blog (yahooOOO), and I find myself surrounded by the Ghosts of Meals Past.  I am assuming there will be a fair share of retroactive posting, as I have eaten lot of shamefully undocumented meals.  On a rather chilly Friday evening here in Denver…