Albondigas Soup Every region has a traditional soup that's handed down from one kitchen to another. And we were fortunate to have albondigas soup, caldo de albondigas made for us at a friend's home in La Paz, by her own mother. So there was no doubt we were tucking into
Instant Pot Chili There's an age-old argument as to whether Chili should be prepared with beans or not. Eddie and I lived in Austin for a few years and I had my fair share of Texas Chili. But each time I had it, I knew in my heart that it
Creole Jambalaya With the blending of French, Spanish and African culture, New Orleans is my favorite city in the world, with Paris a very close second. Every Creole dish has ties to one of those cultures, but the city has claimed it as its very own. Creole Jambalaya evolved from
Harissa Sauce I have a confession to make. Katherine and I are spice addicts and have never met pepper too hot for us (yes, that includes the infamous ghost pepper). Katherine's father used to eat scotch bonnet peppers whole, like devilish amuse bouche, so it's clearly in the blood. But
Lobster Bisque The history of Lobster Bisque is quite surprising. Not too long ago, lobster was considered a mark of poverty or as food for indentured servants in Maine, Massachusetts, and the Canadian Maritimes. Servants even specified in employment agreements that they would not eat lobster more than twice per
Acquacotta - Traditional Tuscan Soup This traditional Tuscan peasant soup, Acquacotta, was eaten by farmers to sustain them during the long farming hours until dinner time. Literally translated is called “Cooked Water". Day old bread or even stale bread was a common accompaniment. Anything to soak up the simmered flavors.