Archive for October, 2011

Veggie Resolution #18: Sunchokes

October 31, 2011 By: Serena Category: Cooking / Eating In

I was so excited when one of my favorite but rarely consumed veggies made its way into my CSA pick-up: the sunchoke!  Also known as a Jerusalem artichoke, the tuber is neither from Jerusalem nor related to the artichoke.  However, its starchy, flavorful meat is thoroughly delectable.  If you ever come across a sunchoke, I highly recommend you give it a try.  (And for the ginger averse like myself, not to worry – it does not taste like ginger at all!)

For a super easy preparation, you will need:


Fun Fact Friday

October 28, 2011 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Spicy Cherry Truffles, anyone?


Happy Friday, Noshers!  What will you be doing this weekend?  I will be in Boston for a super quick business trip (we’re talking less than 24 hours here) and then hopefully relaxing on Sunday!  I’m super excited to share today’s fun fact with you:

Today is National Chocolate Day!

Yessss! What a fun day to celebrate! I’ll have to make sure I celebrate!  Now what should I do to celebrate, hmmm….

How will you be celebrating this National day?

Yes, I went to Buenos Aires!

October 27, 2011 By: Serena Category: Eating Out

If you follow me on twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that I recently traveled to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.  While I literally saw the inside of my hotel for almost all of my Sao Paulo stint, I had a good 48 hours in Buenos Aires!  How much can a girl see in 48 hours with a point-and-shoot? Well, follow along!


East Village Eats Tasting Tour!

October 26, 2011 By: Serena Category: Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

This past weekend, I was invited to participate in Fourth Arts Block‘s East Village Eats Tasting Tour.  A self-guided eating extravaganza with bites from thirteen different locations, I was excited to partake.  An eating buddy and I first checked in, where we received pins, raffle entries, a compostable spork and most importantly, a map:


Artisanal Cheese Class! The Great Iberian Peninsula: Glorious Cheeses & Wines of Spain and Portugal

October 24, 2011 By: Serena Category: Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a cheese class at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center.  This class, titled “The Great Iberian Peninsula: The Glorious Cheeses & Wines of Spain and Portugal,” featured wines and cheese from, of course, Spain and Portugal – yum!  I admit I am most familiar with French cheeses, and my knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese cheeses didn’t extend much beyond Manchego.  So I was especially excited to learn more about the cheeses (and wines) from the Iberian peninsula!

Our instructor for the evening was Candela Prol, who was very well versed in both cheese and wine:


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