Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

After years of frustrating, obsessive experimentation, this recipe has reached perfection. It’s not just the ingredients, but also the tools used that make it all come together.  My favorite Latin side dish. Add chicken or ham bits to make it a meal!  Take the extra time to make the sofrito and freeze it in ice…

Sun Noodle turns your kitchen into a ramen shop.

  Mail order ramen? With no ramen shops in our town, and no Sun Noodle Ramen Kits around, our only road to ramen this fabulous is good old fashioned mail delivery. Thanks, Amazon!   These kits come comes with 2 servings! They are packed tight with noodles, which can look deceiving by its size. But…

Ramen Spree in NYC

We love to make the most of our weekends alone together. This weekend, we decided to hop on a train to New York City and satisfy our ramen craving. Ramen is scarce in these parts. I’ve said on so many occasions (probably while I was shivering in these freezing temps) that we need a ramen…

Alinea Experience

Her:  It all started when he surprised me with tickets to Alinea for my birthday. We had been learning more and more about Grant Achatz – his struggles and accomplishments. Alinea seemed to us, to be outside the realm of anything we experienced before, and knew we wanted to try it together. As good as…

Tasting Menu – For Kids!

We are always trying to get our kids to expand their palatal horizons. You might think, being raised by such curious and culinarily daring parents, that they wouldn’t be so discriminating. Alas, they are 10. And it takes a lot of adding flavors, textures, cultures, etc. to get a better understanding of the foods they…