I found a foodie paradise in Peru. I had a blast eating my way thru Lima and Cusco.
Smoked mussels at Fiesta in Miraflores. The menu was amazing. It included traditional Chiclayo-style dishes. This was one of my favorite spots for dinner in Lima.
It was also the site of one my dumbest decisions in Peru. Read more »
I couldn’t sleep on our first night in Cusco. Sure, I was excited about visiting Machu Picchu the next day.
But I think I had too many coca drinks.
When we arrived in Cusco, I had a big headache. It felt like my head was floating away from my body. I think it was the beginning of altitude sickness. Read more »
I normally do this “look back” post in January. It’s been a little nutty in the newsroom.
2013: The year of meat. That’s what it feels like since I gave up red meat, chicken and alcohol for Lent this year.
Last year, I had one of the most decadent meals of my life at Restaurant au Pied de Cochon in Montreal.
My entrée: stuffed au pied de cochon with foie gras. It felt like the fatty duck meat left my heart racing.
In wine country, we got messy with a lobster boil at St. Supery.
In Pacifica, I went crabbing for the first time. We got lucky. I named our crabby friend “Lunch.”
In Daly City, we hosted our first Thanksgiving Dinner.
In Calistoga, we celebrated the New Year with newlyweds, Nancy and Justin, and plenty of hearty pork dishes.