Getting to Know Mark Twain Through Food.

Full disclosure, I have never read a Mark Twain book. My knowledge of the famous writer begins with the fact that he wrote Tom Sawyer and ends with, ‘I’m pretty sure he was American.’ However, I love getting to know someone based off of their eating habits and based on the evidence put forth by…

A Composting Journey.

Composting. Seems like a big topic. Gardening on a whole sometimes feels so overwhelming that it doesn’t seem worth it. Just buy all your food at the grocery store and don’t worry about it too much. Unfortunately, I am a glutton for punishment and I started a garden about a year ago with very limited…

Current State Of Affairs, Part 2

Almost a year ago I wrote the first ‘Current State Of Affairs‘. After a year of blogging, a lot of improvements have been made but for the most part not that much has changed. There are so many aspects to blogging that it still feels incredibly overwhelming. Much of what I do here is very…

Hanoi’s Hippest Restaurant: Chops.

Chops is a testimony to the fact that the hipster movement is real. Found in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam this fantastic food outlet could be at home in any metropolitan city. The burgers are homemade, the beer is craft and the vibe is cool. The truth is, there are probably about 100 reasons why…

‘Setting the Table’ with Danny Meyer

‘Setting the Table’ is Danny Meyers guide to the world of hospitality. Mr. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and has decades of years as a restauranteur in New York City. Working in arguably one of the most competitive environments for  restaurants, Danny Meyer has managed to make a name for…

Why I Haven’t ‘Nailed it’.

‘Nailed It’ is Netflix’s competition, baking show hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres. Three contestants compete in two rounds, where they must recreate different treats based on the theme of the episode. In the first round they must select a different small treat which they recreate, while in the second round there is a…

My Quest to Eat KFC in Phuket, Thailand

It all started when one of my workmates casually mentioned that a lot of places in Thailand deliver. To understand my surprise and happiness, you have to understand two things at this point: I come from Barbados, where very few places deliver. I was pretty homesick. I would have killed for some crappy, familiar, ‘western’…

What Happens When Condescension Is The Secret Ingredient.

I recently decided to carry a friend to a beach bar, lets call it ‘La Bacane’, for some birthday drinks and possibly a bite to eat. When we got there, the place was scantily occupied by other patrons, which we assumed was due to the questionable weather we were having. Nonetheless, at that moment the…

Why Everyone Should Be Booking a Table at ‘Top Deck’ Tomorrow.

The Top Deck is Chef Jason Howard’s addition to the culinary world on the west coast of Barbados. Their modern take on Caribbean food is delicious and absolutely stunning. The Barbadian born Chef is a Master of Modern Caribbean Cuisine. The menu manages to be complex, yet familiar to the Caribbean palate. If you flip…

Eating Sea Bass at Jake’s on Lake Tahoe

On our road trip we were mostly eating snacks and fast food. Eating endless junk food was great but when we got the chance to sit down with local friends at Lake Tahoe, we jumped at the chance. Is there anything better than eating fish on the waterfront? Jake’s is set up like the local…