2017 has been a doozy. It was the year that I learned that a yam is a sweet potato. And a sweet potato is, in fact, not a yam! I apologize in advance if this is old news to you but in all seriousness, I always thought the two were one and the same. But clearly, I've been living under a rock. A big, starchy yam rock. more →
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I fell in love with mezcal at first sip, 15 years ago at my favorite local watering hole in Santa Cruz, CA. My best friend (still to this day) and I, ever adventurous at the bar, were curious about a colorful palm fiber basket tucked away on the top shelf. more →
Crème brûlée is one of the simplest, yet most impressive desserts you can make.  It only involves a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry like eggs, sugar, and cream. But instead of keeping with the common vanilla, I infused the custard with Earl Grey tea, which transformed the ordinary crème brûlée into a unique custard that is silky and fragrant. more →
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