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King-Sized Stroopwafel with Chocolate (Photo by Dong Kim)

FAVOURITE FOOD THINGS OF 2011 – PART TWO

In Part I of my Favourite Food Things of 2011, I featured my favourite savoury dishes this past year. Originally the post was to include ALL my 2011 Favourites – savoury and sweet things, kitchen items, foodie reads, and grocery items. However, there seemed to be so much content in savoury dishes alone, I thought […]

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Trattoria Sostanza (Photo by Dong Kim)

FAVOURITE FOOD THINGS OF 2011 – PART ONE

It’s year-end, a time to reflect on the past 360-somewhat-days. Think about the great moments, achievements, challenges, things to be grateful for, and for me… the year’s great eats. Taking a page from Oprah and friends, I decided the best way to commemorate 2011 is to give a shout out to all the dishes, sweets, […]

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View of the Arno from Uffizi

EUROPE 2011 (PT 2): FLORENCE – Birthplace of the Renaissance and Ribollita

When we started planning our Italy trip, we really didn’t have a clear idea as to where we’d go, what we’d do, or where we’d eat. We only knew of a few areas we REALLY wanted to see – Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Bologna. In talking this through with our travel agent, she recommended that […]

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