The title of John Shield’s latest book, The New Chesapeake Kitchen, refers to more than just the cuisine. The book, much like my conversation with Shields as chronicled in these past five posts, captures the changes in the Chesapeake region, including a shift in demographics. The rise of Latinos in the community can be felt in … Continue reading The New Chesapeake Kitchen
For the last two years, the entertainment industry has been on a reboot kick bringing back old cast members of beloved shows or reimagining shows with a new cast and updated story lines reflecting contemporary sensibilities. One such reboot, Charmed, a series regarding three sisters who discover that they are witches, has caught my attention … Continue reading Charmed by the Coquito
A visit to the town of Sierra Morena, in the province of Villa Clara in Cuba, and the Torriente family bakery, Panaderia Heleodoro. Continue reading La Panaderia Heleodoro
It was another fulfilling, info-packed day at the 2018 International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC). The IFBC attendees gathered in a single ballroom for a series of presentations including a keynote from this year’s recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Book of the Year, Michael W. Twitty, and sessions on leveraging social media platforms … Continue reading My top five from day two of 2018 IFBC
The following is a story from my recent trip to Cuba that recounts an event that happened at the end of the trip, on the flight back home. I’ve chosen to publish this post today since it’s my son’s 20th birthday, and this story celebrates a good deed of his and how he was rewarded … Continue reading A burger for a good turn
Saludos from the city of Charlotte, N.C. I know. Those of you who follow my blog regularly expected me to report from Cuba—either from the beach resort town of Varadero or from the capital, La Habana. One of the challenges that I along with the other tourists and residents on the island faced was the … Continue reading “There and back again”
Today, July 31, marks the one year anniversary of the post that rebooted my efforts with my blog, Buen Provecho Amigos. What a year it has been–my marriage ended, my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and recently my position at work was eliminated. But I’ve also made some new friends (Meg), I am learning how … Continue reading Happy blogaversary!