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Tim’s Paella Party

Had a very fun filled afternoon and evening over the weekend at a friend’s beautiful enchanted hilltop estate in Placerville California celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday at his annual Paella Party. Tim and his wife Joanne made a delicious paella that was fascinating to watch being put together and cooked over a few hours. They’re…

A Culinary Dream Come True

To start off with, I’m a foodie. I admit it. I’m a food geek who not only really enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisines at home, I’m also an obsessed eater who goes out of my way to search out great food and drinks every where I go. Since I travel for my job, that has presented a lot of opportunities…

Sandwich Goodness

A simple sandwich with few ingredients, which must be fresh, makes for a great lunch both at home and when traveling. Had this sandwich below at an Italian deli in London. Fresh sourdough baguette, parma ham, fresh tomato and lettuce – very tasty!

Ristorante Savini, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam I dined out nightly at the local restaurants.  There were many great ones to choose from, all featuring authentic dishes to their ethnicity – it was foodie nirvana! This night I dined outside at an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Savini, Cucina Italiana. Located at Spuistraat 1D, 1012 SP Amsterdam, their website…

Beers and Pubs in Amsterdam

I recently traveled to Amsterdam for work during June and again in July and found the food and dining there to be absolutely outstanding!  So many choices of great food and beverages were to be found everywhere all within walking distance while staying at the city center in Amsterdam. This is the beginning of a…

Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon

In case you were not aware, there are a lot of breweries in Bend, Oregon. You’ve probably heard of Deschutes Brewery and maybe 10 Barrel, Good Life, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Boneyard, Solstice, Silver Moon or one of the other of the many breweries in Bend. There are a lot.  Personally, I’ve been to nearly all of them…

The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento Ca

What’s to say that hasn’t already been posted a thousand times already about The Kitchen Restaurant? Simply put, this place is the best. Everything is top notch. It’s spendy but well worth it. Dinning at The Kitchen is equally all about great fresh ingredients, expert preparation, and outstanding entertaining service. The Kitchen Restaurant 2225 Hurley…

Filleting Salmon

While at Costco yesterday we were looking to buy some salmon.  They have farm fillets, wild fillets and to our surprise they had whole salmon for $4.99 a pound.  We decided to get the whole salmon and I would fillet it myself. This is about the biggest fish I’ve purchased and I figured I would…

Food as Art – Photography

I like to take random photos of food that looks good, I like the vibrant colors, the appeal factor, etc. Sometimes food just makes for a very good photography subject,  just as I wrote about in yesterday’s article – food is art. This section of the blog titled “Food Photography” is where I’ll be posting photos…