Getting Back To My Roots

They say you always go home.  Well I didn’t, at least not exactly.  As much as I would have liked to move back to South Jersey (well to the beach), that was not a realistic option work-wise.  Instead, I amazingly managed to find gainful and fulfilling employment in a far different Southern town.  One that…

The Beauty of New York State Parks

I admit that I’m not that well-traveled in this country.  Given the choice between England and New England, I’d pick the overseas flight rather than the traffic-filled drive.  But in the summer, air travel can be cost-prohibitive.  Plus, if you don’t have the ability to get away for a full week or more, it may…

The Real Camembert

If you’re a frequent EDA reader, then you know how much I LOVE cheese.  So I was just a tad excited when I found out I’d have a chance to see how Camembert is produced – in the actual village of Camembert! In preparation for the visit, I read a book aptly titled – Camembert…

Spicy Parsley-Scallion Pesto

In the Phong Nha region of Vietnam, they serve a spicy green sauce with BBQ pork.  Ingredients include Vietnamese coriander, garlic, lemon leaves, lemon zest, hot pepper and sugar.  Its spicy and sweet: a perfect combination. I wanted to recreate the flavors but didn’t have access to lemon leaves.  And since I had a ton…

Got Hunger Pangs? Try Num Pang

I get daily emails from Grubstreet, Eater and a ton of other websites devoted to keeping up on the latest in NYC food happenings.  Yet somehow I was unaware of Num Pang, a gourmet bahn mi shop, with several locations around the city.  Fortunately, when I picked up Edible Manhattan (checkout the article on the…