Archive | December, 2011

the Avocado project

31 Dec

The beautiful thing about an avocado, is its ability to go from salty to sweet, back to     salty, and still be a fabulous flavor sensation.  Though we traditionally appreciate this item in salty dishes, the avocado should never be limited to this one category of the food palate.  Such as with butter, cream, and nuts, the ingredient combinations are endless and extraordinary.

Behold “the avocado project”,  a tantalizing drink of rum, citrus, agave, and yes…..avocado.  The lightly sweet (agave), buttery (avocado), tangy and refreshing (lime), and warm (rum) flavors combined with its smooth and creamy mouthfeel make it a dreamy, unforgettable creation.

On a nutritional note, the avocado bursts with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients, so you can feel good about consuming this drink.  Go ahead my friends, have two.

 All you avocado lovers, do not miss this one.  Lucky for me, it also happens to be at one of my fav restaurants in LA….score.

The Avocado project is brought to you by the mixologists at Picca.

Philly Cheesesteak!

25 Dec

Eating a Cheesesteak Sandwich at Tony Lukes

You know you’re a food addict when….you drive all the way from Baltimore to Philly for no other reason than to eat a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich and a Cannoli.  The most famous of cheesesteak places in town are Pat’s and Geno’s.  That’s where you go if you are a tourist.  If you want the BEST cheesesteak in town, then you need to head to South Philly to Tony Lukes.  I sampled 3 of their delectable sandwiches. The traditional cheesesteak with onions and cheese whiz (you order it by saying “Whiz Wit”) was of course to die for.  My god am I glad to be a meat-eater.  The cheese whiz was like a warm, cheesy, runny blanket that oozed with beauty and clung to the meat like an obsessive ex-girlfriend.  Amazing!  I also tried the Italian Steak — steak with provolone and broccoli rabe.   I love that distinct bitter taste of the rabe against the sweet and smoky provolone.   But wait, the fun hasn’t stopped yet!  Did you think I was done at 2 cheesesteaks?  Come on!  I’m Italian!  Next up was the roasted pork sandwich, also with provolone  and broccoli rabe.  The pork was so tender and juicy it nearly melted in my mouth.   It’s a must have.  6 cheesesteaks later Marco, Renzo, Rigo, and I were disgustingly yet without reservations full, and having a critical discussion about when we would be eating cannolis.  We put those anorexic LA girls to shame….

I Love Beer!

15 Dec

I Love Beer! I love drinking it! I even love making it! Love Love Love! Beer Beer Beer!

Drinking at the Beer Festival

Drinking at the Los Angeles Beer Festival

I Love to Cook

15 Dec

I love to Cook! And I’m good at it!  Yeah!

Oxtail Ravioli with fresh made pasta

I Love To EAT!!

15 Dec

I will be posting about my adventures with food! I EAT! And I LOVE IT!

Eating a giant burrito at El Tepeyac in L.A.