Tonight was a tasting session of the cheese from Italy. I attended with Sue. Kathryn made a point of selecting cheeses that weren’t the obvious Italian ones, like parmigiano and the like. She focused on the regions around Piedmont. Starting at 12:00 on the plate, and moving clockwise: * La Tur – Cow, goat and [...]
Eating in with one of my favorite foods, eggs. Poached egg and asparagus. Bacon and scrambled eggs. Soft boiled egg and asparagus. Peacock farm eggs. Asparagus from that stall that always has asparagus and artichokes. Tamworth bacon from C’est Cheese. Heaven. Even when eaten over the sink.
A recent indulgence I’ve been lucky enough to receive – the midnight snack. This comes from a friend I’ve nicknamed Clams Casino, who’s spoken of making his own blog about the midnight snack. And these are good ones. Not a bag of chips or a slice of cold pizza. No. The first night I got [...]
How to please a Santa Barbara gal like me: * fine weather * good company * baguette from Our Daily Bread * double gouda from C’est Cheese * a glass of Pale Pink * sitting on the deck of Municipal Winemakers.
I KNOW that SB’s Korean food representation is sadly lacking, compared to the Bay area and LA hotspots. I feel like I need to insert that remark for just about any food comment in Santa Barbara. I mean, duh, of course that’s going to happen. Those are big cities and big communities to support it. [...]
The macaroons at Metropulos are divine. Today they offered a white chocolate coconut macaroon, and a chocolate coconut macaroon. If wasn’t hard to decide what to get – obviously one of each. Past words. Metro Fine Foods 216 East Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 www.metrofinefoods.com
If there’s a place one would expect to have specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, you expect them to be at a cheese shop, right? That’s right! Well, I finally did it, I had their grilled cheese and ham for lunch. It was oozy, warm, delicious, and good to share alongside few other nibbles. Other nibbles included [...]
The Presidio Market looks like your bog standard corner liquor shop, huh. But at lunchtime the deli opens up where they serve generous portions at good prices. Three of us shared a carnitas torta and a chile verde burrito. Each cost $6. The torta is the long bread roll variety, stuffed with shredded pork and [...]
Oh, I’m so bad! The queues were so long at a food festival downtown, that I grabbed Matchoo and ran off to La Tapatia Bakery with him to share a plate of their delectable mole con pollo. We weren’t the only ones the mole mood. While we sat at a table waiting for our order [...]
This was a cool event. Last year vaguely around the same time was Taste of the Market and yes, I know that was sponsored by Toyota and the deal was to promote one of their cars, BUT the event offered nibbles from local chefs and freebies to participants. Sol Food was also a time for [...]