Honolulu

“Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'... This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.”

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Geography of Bliss #3

“[A] simple question to identify your true home: where do you want to die?”

The Shape of International Cuisine

Chefs will always tell you, "Presentation is everything."  Well I've noticed that in a few types of international cuisine, it really is!   In Argentina the popular snack food empanadas are shaped based on their fillings.  A traditional meat, or "carne", empanada will look like a half circle with a frilly edge, but a cheese... Continue Reading →

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