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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 […]

Yaxche Means Yucky in Mayan

Yaxche Means Yucky in Mayan

Our foodie friends recently booked a trip to Playa del Carmen. Both of us newly engaged (again congratulations) we wanted to take them to a nice restaurant to celebrate during their visit. I spent some time researching using the Taste of Playa website as a starting point. This website is a great resource that showcases […]

An Escape from Cozumel

An Escape from Cozumel

Cozumel is by no means a foodie hotspot, nor do the words fine dining come to mind when you think of Cozumel’s food scene. However, there is an escape from the cruise ships, tacquerias and anything related to Mexican cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate those Mexican food experiences as well as the other […]

El Pique “Super Tacqueria”

El Pique “Super Tacqueria”

When you think of traditional Mexican cuisine what can be better than tacos? Cozumel is strewn with taquerias of all different shapes and sizes. From street vendors to full-blown restaurants with cantinas, taquerias are on every corner like Starbucks are in New York. Friday night has been donned as “Taco Night” where my fiancé and I try […]


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