Paradise in Phu Quoc

After hiking through rice patties and the jungle, sleeping in stilt houses and on trains (admittedly, there were a couple of decent hotel stays in between), we were ready for a little luxury.  And in Vietnam that doesn’t have to cost too much.   We wanted a beach escape without being badgered.  And since we’d planned…

Grilled Monkfish Wrapped In Bacon

Often compared to lobster for its texture, monkfish takes on a meat-like quality, but with a stronger flavor than its more expensive alternative.  To mask any overly fishy taste, I treat it like a filet and wrap it in bacon. Spiraling the slices to cover fully with bacon can result in overcooked fish to achieve…

Chinatown/Jury Duty Lunch Spots

Since I have bound myself to do a travel post on the second Thursday of the month and this one came very early, I’m cheating.  Although a trip to Chinatown in NYC might require some of you to travel… But if not, I’m working on a post about Belgium for next week!  In the meantime,…