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You Are a Tourist…

You Are a Tourist…

But we will treat you like family….that is my motto when I meet people who take a Cozumel Food Tour with me or want to spend time cooking with me for a Culinary Technique Class. I find that when you provide a personal experience you not only open up the possibility to meeting wonderful, interesting […]

Food, Friends & Family…looking back at it all

Food, Friends & Family…looking back at it all

It has now been over a year and half since I have moved to Mexico and what a journey it has been. Looking back at it all it is amazing how much has changed. From my daily life behind a corporate desk to moving to Cozumel, Mexico with my boyfriend who now I call husband…woah! […]

It’s Good to be Chef (a tasting at Danube)

It’s Good to be Chef (a tasting at Danube)

According to Chef Carla Hall, a former Top Chef contestant “There is man law and there is chef law”. Yes, this was in reference to “food plagiarism”, but I think that Chef Carla is right about being an unspoken “chef law”. I noticed this “law” after my first stage at The Blue Bottle Cafe in […]

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

About a month ago, Pawel came home one Sunday morning from tennis with a delicious surprise. Warm cochinita pibil tortas. Cochinita pibil is a traditional Yucatecán pork dish that is marinated in citrus-bitter orange, annato and slow-roasted in a banana leaf. The pork comes out so tender and juicy that it just pulls apart in […]

Residencias Reef Dinner for 8 @ 8

Residencias Reef Dinner for 8 @ 8

I know that today is Cinco de Mayo and that I should be writing about my favorite guacamole or taco, but to be honest living in Mexico it’s not that big of deal as it is in the states. Sure, today marks the day of the Mexican army’s short-lived victory against the French in 1862 in […]

15 Minutes of Fame

15 Minutes of Fame

There is a buzz on the island that things are changing, the island is growing. Don’t be mistaken all of this is true. If you drive far back enough in town you will see a lot that has recently been bulldozed for the future home of Sam’s Club. As the landscape of this tiny Caribbean […]

The Premier of….Cozumel Chef Brunch

The Premier of….Cozumel Chef Brunch

What’s been cooking in Cozumel Chef’s Kitchen? The launch of Cozumel Chef Brunch, that’s what! Working diligently in the kitchen, the chef teased us with some of her ideas on Facebook. Finally, after months of thoughtful planning, kitchen testing (and tasting) and many menu revisions, the chef successfully hosted an exclusive brunch event in the […]

Spicy Cream of Kohlrabi Soup & Ode to One of the Masters of French Cooking

Spicy Cream of Kohlrabi Soup & Ode to One of the Masters of French Cooking

It’s been several weeks since I have been meaning to post this…I apologize. So I admit it…I went to French Culinary School without ever cooking a Julia Child recipe. Sure, I made many classic French dishes such as bouillabaisse, boeuf bourguignon, etc. but not once did I pick up Julie Child’s Mastering the Art of French […]

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Muffins

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Muffins

Part of my daily routine since I moved to Cozumel is going to the grocery store or the local market each morning to shop for my next culinary project (also known as that evenings dinner). The slow, go with the flow pace of life in Cozumel has changed the way I grocery shop. No longer […]

Everything but the kitchen sink pizza

Everything but the kitchen sink pizza

As culinary school is winding down and I have learned basic techniques from turning to braising I have begun working on a new culinary project…Cozumel Chef, fusing Mexican cuisine with French. Not appetizing? Ok maybe not but lets just say when you add butter and salt to anything its almost French cooking. Though I may […]

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