A Tale of Two Tacos

I love tacos. There’s no getting around that fact. But I’m particular about them. So when I had the opportunity to accompany my wife to San Antonio (she was speaking at a conference) I knew I could satisfy my craving without much of a problem. After all, my good friend Tom Thees lives in San Antonio […]

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Goodbye Charlie Trotter

Chef Charlie Trotter died on November 5, 2013, the victim of  . . . well, no one’s quite sure yet. We’ll have to wait for the final results of the autopsy. Meanwhile, like many others, I was stunned at his death. And sad. He was only 54.   I met Charlie years ago, shortly after […]

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I’m a fan of Salvadoran food

A few years ago, after ordering them in a small Silver Spring, Md., restaurant, I became fond of pupusas, El Salvador’s national dish. Then when someone mentioned a restaurant in Cleveland made them, I hustled across town to the place. As I recall, the pupusas were fine, but other the items on the menu disappointed. I […]

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