Archive for 2007

December 19th, 2007

Cool last-minute gifts for food lovers

Most holiday vendors’ holiday shipping deadlines have passed and if you’re like most people, you’re probably still scrambling for gifts for your loved ones. If you have any food lovers on your list, here are a few gift ideas available now in stores in Miami (meaning you won’t be paying in shipping almost the amount […]

December 6th, 2007

Happy I found Lost and Found Saloon

It’s been a few days since I posted, dear readers, and I apologize, but preparations for a work trip to Dubai (I type this as I wait in New York to depart) have kept me quite busy. I have, however, made some time to try a few restaurants. One of them, Lost and Found Saloon, […]

November 29th, 2007

Top Chef’s Howie to open BBQ restaurant

Top Chef contestant Howie Kleinberg will soon be opening his own restaurant, Bulldog Barbecue, in North Miami Beach. [via SoTP] Tweet

November 25th, 2007

The Thanksgiving gumbo

Here it is, the Thanksgiving seafood gumbo. The delicious smell in the house was so concentrated that when we arrived at my friend’s house we could smell onions and spices from outside. It was hearty and delicious, with tons of seafood. We ate it in a bowl, served over rice and added a dollop of […]

November 22nd, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

As you know, today I’ll be heading to a friend’s house for a Louisiana special. At D’s request I made pumpkin pie for the first time — I keep thinking I’m not much of a baker — and I cheated and bought a pre-made apple pie to bring to the feast. Though it may be […]

November 20th, 2007

Wanted: Crawfish in Miami

Photo by R. Lee Coleman My friend is making seafood gumbo for Thanksgiving and I can barely wait to partake in another not-so-traditional Thanksgiving meal. On Sunday, I took her to Casablanca Fish Market to buy the pounds and pounds of seafood she needs for the preparation, but finding crawfish in Miami turned out to […]

November 16th, 2007

Midtown Farmers Market (Updated)

Update (Nov. 17): Just went by this and well, it’s sad. There are only three booths and none with food! Continuing to hope for a real farmers market in Miami … sigh. The Shops at Midtown Miami are hosting a Farmers Market the third Saturday of every month starting tomorrow (Nov. 17). The market will […]

November 15th, 2007

Share your Thanksgiving food stories

One week ’till Thanksgiving! Last year I wrote about my family’s somewhat unconventional Thanksgiving menu. That of a Thanksgiving barbecue with turkey legs, ribs, potatoes and other foods that don’t really represent what you think of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. But, I reasoned, the spirit of Thanksgiving is about more than food, so who cares […]

November 14th, 2007

Anniversary at Table 8

[Updated: Table 8 closed] D and I celebrated our anniversary at Table 8 on Friday. It was our first visit to the Ocean Drive restaurant that many have raved about. I had read repeated complaints about long waits to be seated, but we must have lucked out for we were seated immediately upon arrival five […]

November 13th, 2007

Alice Waters in Miami today

Updated Alice Waters, known for her Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse and her passion for using organically grown, seasonal food will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables tonight to promote her new book The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. I recently bought the book and it’s […]

November 8th, 2007

What’s cooking at the Miami Book Fair this weekend?

Don’t miss these tasty reads at the Miami Book Fair this weekend. Saturday, November 10 10 a.m. Table 8 Chef Govind Armstrong reads from his first cookbook, Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties. He’ll be joined by Top Chef judge and model Padma Lakshmi, who in her second […]

November 7th, 2007

A real vacation

Just returned from five days in Key West. I was planning on blogging from there but didn’t realize I’d have no Internet access. I’m glad I didn’t. The relaxing break was much needed. Regular blogging will resume mañana. Tweet

October 31st, 2007

Getting to know Halloumi cheese

Rub your fingers across your teeth for a few seconds. Hear anything? Squeak-y, squeak-y. That’s a little bit like the sound and feel you get when you chew cooked Halloumi cheese. Unique to Cyprus, Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese made from sheep’s milk or goat’s milk — or a mix of both — seasoned with […]

October 29th, 2007

A lesson about scallops

Last night I was finally set to try a recipe from Padma Laskhmi’s new cookbook. I found the amchoor I needed. I bought my ingredients. I was ready to go. The recipe: Sea scallops with crushed peanuts and cucumber relish. The scallops I bought at Publix were large and plump. We were looking forward to […]

October 28th, 2007

Rioja-style potatoes with chorizo

Sometimes D greets me with a few printed recipes that “we should try.” For some reason, we rarely make them. We either forget them when we go grocery shopping so we don’t know what we need to buy or they just sit there and get buried under a pile of mail. Last night, we didn’t […]

October 24th, 2007

Discovering mango pickle

The green, white and yellow container looked harmless sitting there on the bar, but it took only one look and a smell to know it was more menacing than it looked. It was mango pickle. One of the consequences of having a blog titled mango&lime is that I’m urged to try everything mango. Interestingly, it […]

October 23rd, 2007

Small bites, big nights: 15 minutes with Govind

Govind Armstrong, the Los Angeles chef who one year ago brought his Table 8 to South Beach, is a busy man. He’s off to New York today having just arrived in Miami yesterday to make some menu changes at Table 8, then going to LA, then back here. Mind you he just got back from […]

October 20th, 2007

On the road: Bouchon Las Vegas

This comes a little late I know, but here it is finally. While in Vegas some weeks ago I visited Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. I hadn’t heard of Bouchon until about a month before my trip, when at a wine bar I had a long conversation with a stranger who told me stories of his dinners […]

October 16th, 2007

Sandrine’s Cafe + Bakery

 [Update: Sandrine’s is now closed.] I think I’ve said it many times before, how breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Well, if not for a friend who forwarded me an email about Sandrine’s Cafe + Bakery I may have never learned about the place and their Sunday breakfasts. “Sundays are for enjoying life,” […]

October 12th, 2007

Of Bollywood and other stories…

Not technically a food event, but a recommended one where there will be free sake sangria, gin and tonics, and Indian snacks and delicacies. Saturday night during Wynwood’s Gallery Walk, stop by the Bakehouse Art Complex for some goodies, an exhibit called Mudras, Bollywood movies and Indian music. It’s all free! Brought to you by […]

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