Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Amalfi Coast ~ Bar Francese Limoncello to Remember


During my last visit to Italy, I was able to spend some time in the spectacularly gorgeous Amalfi coast. I often find myself missing the charm of those little coastal towns with the baskets of huge fragrant lemons that fill the front of [Read more…]

Spanish Honey Nougat Gelato Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie


Today, I thought I might share some photos from my recent trip to Barcelona. I started with some delicious ice cream which is just like the Italian gelato with its creamy rich taste. And we all know how great gelato is, right?  So, after walking around for awhile, I just happened to [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Meeting and Book Signing with Jacque Pépin and Jean-Claude Szurdak


I was fortunate enough to meet the beloved chef, Jacque Pépin, at a book signing for his cookbook “Essential Pepin.” Also, I met his dear friend and [Read more…]

Mendocino Jams & Preserves are a Stranded Foodie Find


When heading out to Mendocino, off the coast of northern California, one of my favorite foodie places to visit in town is the charming Mendocino Jams & Preserves shop. Years ago, I discovered this little shop with it’s delectable offering of jams, preserves, [Read more…]

Blue Ash Chili ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite


When visiting Cincinnati, Ohio, I love to pay a visit to Blue Ash Chili. This diner style restaurant is known for their massive-sized double and single-decker sandwiches and some of the best Cincinnati-style [Read more…]

Patz & Hall’s New Sonoma House Wine Tasting Salon ~ A Stranded Foodie Recommendation


Last year, I mentioned my first tasting experience at Patz & Hall when they were located in Napa; but I have to tell you about their new tasting salon. This past January, they moved over to Sonoma and into a modern and very chic tasting salon called the Sonoma House. Once someone’s [Read more…]

Salt and Pepper Crab at R & G Lounge is a Stranded Foodie Favorite


If you haven’t had salt and pepper crab, it’s a must at R & G Lounge in the Chinatown area of San Francisco. Honestly, it’s the best around. I’ve tried it in many restaurants, but I always come back to R & G for this famous Cantonese dish. They do it right… a light [Read more…]

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe from Stranded Foodie


Ahh, the Hawaiian lava flow cocktail. I enjoyed one of my favorite versions by the pool at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui. I’ve been thinking about that blender drink ever since. I know, it’s still cold outside [Read more…]

Wild Flour Bread ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite


During a gorgeous drive over to the Sonoma Coast with friends, when we came across this fantastic gem of a bakery located in the charming town of Freestone. This place was quite a find! Known as Wild Flour Bread, this bakery features a large brick oven where several varieties of baked sourdough breads, scones, and biscotti are [Read more…]

It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Lobster Season ~ Especially for a Stranded Foodie

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Oh yes, one can begin to feel that fall is in the air.  Brisk cool winds are beginning to swirl, leaves preparing to change colors, and lobsters starting to call my name.  Well, I like to believe that they are calling my name or that I can hear it in the winds that blow through our trees that will be releasing multicolored leaves.

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I hope that you have enjoyed a few photos from a trip to Maine.