Kickin’ Chicken

Yesterday was another “National ___ Day.” It was National Fried Chicken Day and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get in on some fried chicken. This dish is the ultimate Salt-Fat-Acid-Heat quadrumvirate. The fried chicken that we know today holds its origins in both Scottish and West African cooking. The Scottish had a method…

Beach Blanket Bingo

Yesterday was (ironically) National Bikini Day. I say “ironically” because it followed a day here in the US when many lose all inhibitions and overindulge in all things on the holiday buffet table. I know I enjoyed some grilled tri-tip smothered in chimichurri and generous pieces of cake myself. Thankfully, the scale was kinder than…

Every Heart Beats True

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” Here in America, yesterday was our independence day. July 4th, 1774, fifty-six brave men committed treason by signing a document…