Happy New Year!
While I didn’t make any resolutions this year (new or otherwise) , I did make a big change. I took a break from hosting a much anticipated, annual event at my home.
For the past ten years my sister Roxanne, brothers Montie and Ricky (who passed away in 2013) and my cousin Fred, gathered in my little kitchen to celebrate King Day,a national holiday to mark the accomplishments of civil rights leader and activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading
Mistral hand-written customer note
In French the word “mistral” means wind.
More specifically, the word is a noun used to describe a cold, dry, northerly wind that blows through the Rhône Valley and South France to the Mediterranean coast, mainly in the winter.
The neighborhood bistro
In Sherman Oaks, California, Mistral is the name of a warm and charming neighborhood French Bistro that settled down at 13422 Ventura Boulevard, in 1988. Continue reading
It’s barbeque season.
I love to get my grill on, but when it comes to the perfect barbeque meal, it’s all about the beans. Just click on the arrow to hear the audio post. And the recipes mentioned in this post are featured below.
Burger season has officially begun.
It’s not that we stop eating burgers at any particular time of the year because burgers are part of the American epicurean experience. But the gastronomy of the burger with its infinite iterations and mash ups heightens as the summer draws near and the outdoor grills are dusted off.
That’s one theory. Continue reading