Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read more

Hidden Gem: Brickell’s Seafood Food Truck

One of the most improbable eateries in our area is a pop-up restaurant. Four days each week, a food truck parks in the parking lot behind the First Presbyterian Church on Brickell Avenue and is quickly surrounded by tents which shade a half dozen folding tables. This unassuming surface parking lot is surrounded by glistening … Read more

Delicious Thai Noodle Salad

Since we live in Miami (a/k/a The Land Without Winter) we are always on the lookout for recipes that are suited to a warm climate. Thai food is an excellent source of ideas for these meals. Finding a recipe in the Wall Street Journal — yes, they do print recipes — for a spicy noodle … Read more

Paella Experiment and Thoughts on Saffron

Last weekend featured my first foray into the world of making paella, a classic Spanish dish in which meats and rice are cooked together with vegetables. Getting the timing right so all components cook properly has always seemed intimidating. Why? How? Our Whole Foods has been featuring sales on local seafood, so I wanted to … Read more