It’s Super Bowl Time – Muffulettas and Chicken Wings!

It’s that time of year again–Super Bowl time!  One last excuse to throw dietary caution to the wind and meal out!  Two things that get the task accomplished better than the rest are chicken wings and big, meaty sandwiches.  It just wouldn’t be football without them! I can distinctly remember when Super Bowl chicken wings became […]

In Memory of Guillermo Castro: Picadillo Taquitos con Salsa Fresca

This blog post is dedicated to a dear man who left us too soon on July 18th, 2011.  Guillermo Castro, a Birmingham restauranteur and all around amazing guy changed the face of Latin cuisine in the city with the opening of his restaurant, Sol y Luna in 1998.  He continued to innovate by opening Los […]

Porkarific–24 Hour Roasted Pork with Asian Flavors and What to do With it!

I know, I know.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  We’ve been on what a close friend dubbed, “A World Tour”.  While we didn’t literally travel around the world, we did keep our suitcases at the ready for a good two weeks with travels with friends, to visit family, and to work/celebrate the marriage […]

Calçots (a.k.a. Charred Green Onion Deliciousness) and Romesco

  Ahhhh, calçots–I didn’t know that word until about 5 minutes ago when I Googled it.  The event that inspired said Googling is the memory of that slow-motion moment when Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations) donned a kitschy red checked bib, slipped the blistered skin from a green onion, dunked it in romesco and […]