The RV Chronicles — Still eating our veggies at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’

In the interest of full disclosure, I love asparagus. You can serve them to me from a freezer bag, can or jar and I’m yours. I’ll slurp a cream of asparagus soup until the cows come home. And pickled? Oh, my. I’ve grown some asparagus beds in my time (no small feat) and I’ve shopped […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Fried Padrón Peppers (or Shishitos)

Have you ever tasted anything and thought ‘Where have you been all my life?’  Sure you have. I experienced that early on with mushrooms, a little later with (real) pimento cheese and most recently with Padrón peppers. The Padrón gets its name from the village in Galacia (northwestern Spain) that made the pepper famous. But […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Hollandaise 101

If the Internet had existed a century ago, Hollandaise would’ve been hailed as a quick three-ingredient sauce that’s perfect for vegetables or seafood. Hashtags like #emulsifybaby and #eggsheartbutter would’ve undoubtedly been near the top of the rankings. And the pale yellow sauce certainly would’ve graced a few e-magazine covers as the latest and greatest topper […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Go into any American ‘traditional’ restaurant and you’ll see salads like this one listed under the dinner heading. Admittedly, there’s only one salad that I’ve ever ordered as a meal, and the following version is not it. My bride and baby girl, on the other hand, have enjoyed Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad (or something similar) […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Crab & Corn Bisque

Bisque evokes thoughts of a cream-based soup in which crab is the star. And sometimes lobster. For average guys like me, it also means that I’m going to pay top dollar for a few spoonfuls of creamy warm shellfish bliss. While that might be the case nowadays, bisque has a somewhat humble beginning. As the […]