CATEGORY: ‘Other Food Products, Kitchen Equipment, Etc.’

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Table Runners from Balay ni Atong

31 Aug, 2015

Mrs. MM and I were at the “Maarte Fair” at the Rockwell tent over the weekend, and I was thrilled to find so many beautifully made local products.

An Abundance of Vanilla Bean from Bali

31 Aug, 2015

Last year, whilst shopping in an obscure spice shop in a local neighborhood of Cape Town, I got what I thought was a “mother lode” of vanilla — beautiful, plump, moist and amazingly fragrant beans from Madagascar, one of the premium sources of some of the world’s best vanilla bean.

A Chunky Slab of Himalayan Pink Salt

12 Aug, 2015

This chunky heavy slab of pink himalayan salt was a present from some good friends who happen to be guests at our dinner table rather often.

Bellota-Bellota, Paris

29 Jul, 2015

Literally “acorn-acorn”.

Angelina, Rue du Bac, Paris

24 Jun, 2015

Just a few steps down and across the street from Les Toiles du Soleil is the venerable patisserie, Angelina, that was first established in 1903.

Les Toiles du Soleil, Rue du Bac, Paris

24 Jun, 2015

One of the absolute, and not necessarily expensive, joys of Paris is simply strolling through many of the different neighborhoods that make up the city.

Skinning a Butete or Porcupinefish

23 Jun, 2015

I always thought these were called pufferfish.

“Street Food” in Paris — Freshly seared foie gras!

23 Jun, 2015

I kid you not.


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