Fish Sticks

On Friday afternoons while I was in high school my mother and grandmother would get their hair done at the local beauty salon. My mother worked in the restaurant business so I imagine she did this before returning to the restaurant she worked at for the dinner shift looking like a million…


Some words are known in Spanish as one thing and English in another. How many …. of you knew that? Pun intended. Read on!…


Shakshouka. It sounds like a dance. But it’s actually a delicious meal with a fascinating history! Here’s this week’s, “A Word On Food”. Thanks WLRN radio 91.3 and 91.5. Broadcasting from Palm Beach to Key West….

Conch Salad Man!

Back in the day… as we say… there was a really fascinating man that we all knew by his nickname. He was “The Conch Salad Man”. Frank was his first name I learned later. He sold his Conch Salad out of white pickle bucket at the Sunset Celebration each night at Key…


“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread and fried chicken”. — Maya Angelou I had the great pleasure of cooking for Ms. Angelou twice. Her voice and her celestial face were simply amazing. Here’s my WLRN show on the subject of cornbread. One of the three in her food trinity….


Have you heard words like ‘fufú’ or ‘mofongo’? Want to learn more about them. They lead to delicious things! Here is my WLRN radio show on the subject….

Honduran Tapado

A person … whom I can’t recall …  informed me of the place we’d come to. I often find torn pieces of paper from dinner check presenters or ripped out of my Moleskin notebooks. On one I had written the address of a Honduran restaurant that I needed to try. I might…

Cheese Enchiladas

Do you know precisely and with no margin of error a dish can be declared … bullet proof? Let me tell you my opinion. It is when you can have it on an airplane and it is not … bad!  Janet and I were flying to Dallas recently to do a dinner…

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