Fresh fish should smell like Watermelon.
If you have ever tried fish, caught and cooked by a local fisherman, you know that few things are better than that. Fish that is so light and soft, it … Continue reading
The day I met Melissa Guerra at her San Antonio home, she was cooking a culinary basket of homemade goods for a nonprofit event at the library. Melissa is … Continue reading
Let’s enjoy those Tomatoes. Panzanella Salad.
My friend Karla always makes Panzanella salad this time of the year, when tomatoes are at their best. Karla has a culinary background and is an amazing food stylist. She … Continue reading
A new Look!
I visited Elizabeth a month ago at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio http://www.ciachef.edu/texas, when she was giving her delicious Brazilian Fish Stew a new look. I got … Continue reading
If I had to choose one quality to describe Lynn Forres it would be: Good taste. For “Downton Abbey’s” fans, she would be a modern “Lady Lynn” http://www.pbs.org Lynn Forres … Continue reading
It took the vendor at Farm-to-Market three months to harvest these peppers. After this picture was taken, they decorated my studio for two weeks. Then I roasted some and made … Continue reading
Pedro Schambon and Elizabeth Johnson http://www.ciachef.edu/texas got together at My Father’s Farm http://www.myfathersfarm.org with the excitement of seeing a new variety of pepper grow. Months ago, Pedro had planted Aji … Continue reading
The thing about food is that even though we eat at least three times a day, really only few meals make it to the “Wow” part of the brain. Why … Continue reading
Boggy Creek Farm
http://www.boggycreekfarm.com What a treat it is these days to be able to buy food from a local organic farm. Even more if it is one inside the city limits. … Continue reading
When I was 7 years old, my parents bought a property outside Mexico City. Every weekend we would drive up to the mountains to find refuge in a very small … Continue reading
Rice for the newly weds
Ivan and Lourdes were greeted with rice at the end of mass. As newlyweds, they were wished good luck and abundance, as well as fertility. They were hit several times … Continue reading
Martin Cassiano started working as a beekeeper when he was 18 years old. Thirty-five years later, he has become an expert in the world of bees. Today he manages 400 … Continue reading
Carol Ann’s Chickens
In November 2011, I took a workshop in Austin with Lynn Johnson, Scott Martin and Penny de Los Santos. My assignment was to follow and photo document Carol Ann Sayle at her … Continue reading
Watching Elizabeth cook at The Culinary Institute of America is like watching an Orchestra play. Everything moves and works together in a coordinated and beautiful way. Watching her at … Continue reading
Same old Kitchen
I have cherished memories of my parent’s kitchen. It was not a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen. On the contrary, it was an old, poorly maintained kitchen. The kind where the drawers … Continue reading