eating my way through new orleans

An excerpt from my food journal Sunday, December 4, 2011 My belly is swollen and my heart is heavy on today’s return flight from New Orleans.  I keep looping last night’s veal osso bucco over and over in my mind.  An inherently tough shank was transformed into tender perfection after being slowly braised in wine [...] Read more »

pesto grilled chicken stacks

Happy 4th of July!  It’s been a whirlwind, yet wonderful, couple of weeks for Joe and I, and I’ve been anxiously waiting to get behind the keyboard and share a long overdue post on the good old Karma Cucina site. Read more »

food and adventure in my own backyard

This past weekend was a special one for us as we celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary.  And, boy, did we do it right, despite some less than ideal weather and last minute planning.  It’s no secret that we’re always looking for an excuse to travel and we had been vacillating back and forth about whether or not to take a trip in the weeks leading up to it.  Ultimately, we decided that on the heels of such an amazing jaunt in Argentina, international travel wasn’t really in our budget for this year’s anniversary.  And then came Google… Read more »

taste of argentina

I just returned from Argentina - one of the most tremendous voyages that Joe and I have taken together to date -and could not be any more ecstatic to share the beauty of the country and cuisine with my fellow food-lovers.  The journey was extraordinarily inspirational to me on both a spiritual and a culinary level.  The common thread between the people we encountered was a simple lifestyle and more specifically, a lifestyle that clearly exuded passion- whether that was passion for growing grapes or olives, making wine, or living off the land.  They didn't seem caught up in the day-to-day ultimately inconsequential matters and stressors that take years off our lives here in the US and in most Westernized industrialized nations.  Instead, they were connected with each other and the land. Read more »