The Avohype

What’s round, green, spread on toast, and has almost 600,000 tagged posts on Instagram? It’s arguably more satisfying than guacamole, the food’s messier, rowdier cousin guacamole. It’s a non-recipe recipe, so stupidly simple it begs the question: what’s the big deal about some mushed-up green stuff on focaccia? For many, avocado toast is the perfect… Read More The Avohype


Guacamole’s Mixed History, Served with A Side of Importance

  Where did guacamole come from?  I always see it in the Chili’s food chain restaurants with two choices: guacamole and freshly made guacamole.  Guacamole still costs more at Chipotle, for some unknown overcharged issue.  Since I was growing up in Fort Lauderdale, my favorite Mexican restaurants would serve me fantastic guacamole with my cheese… Read More Guacamole’s Mixed History, Served with A Side of Importance


The Potager

  “Would you prefer to take my arm or hold my hand?” I asked as I help him out of my car. “Well, I will always hold the hand of a beautiful lady,” he says, and we both giggle. The hostess seats us and I help Ronnie get settled into his chair. I look at… Read More The Potager


A Family Affair

To eat is to take in the lived experiences, the cultural essence, the hospitality of cuisine. Every bite having an intention. The aroma is meant to invigorate, the visual display creating some sort of emotional exchange of desire that becomes ingrained in memory. The experience of food is then a conversation to share with others… Read More A Family Affair


Boston Cream Pie

If you read my memoir piece, What She Left Us, this infamous sweet treat will be familiar to you. This recipe from The New Doubleday Cookbook is not as complicated as its history and miraculous rediscovery, which I am grateful for. Boston Cream Pie Approximately 16 servings Basic Three Egg Butter Cake 2 cups sifted cake flour 2 teaspoons baking… Read More Boston Cream Pie


Personal Chef

When we were assigned this project, I knew immediately I wanted to write about my sister. There was no hesitation. I mean, it was the obvious choice, aside from the easiest. Besides that, I figured it would be a chance to learn a little bit more about my sister and what she does for a… Read More Personal Chef