Posts tagged "travel"
Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

For full effect, you absolutely must (without question) hit play on the audio clip below – trust! [haiku url="http://www.thecuisinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Footscray-Vietnamese-Market-Edit.mp3" title="Footscray Little Saigon Market"] One of the most memorable moments of my Australian adventure was visiting the Footscray Little Saigon Market. I thought I was fully prepared, excited and anticipating the loud yelling,  haggling, banging, the...
A Doughnut Love Story

A Doughnut Love Story

I’ve professed my love for this doughnut hut before (over this way). When I did, friends and actual  real life Footscray residents, were confused how/why I even knew about this train track shanty. Truth be told, I discovered a lovely photo essay by Jaime Murcia and  instantly fell in love with doughnut maker and owner...
Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Wait, Wait, WAIT! Before the CuisiMom gets on the line asking what on earth kind of trouble I got myself into in Australia…I promise, the name of this place is much racier than it sounds. Promise. Naked For Satan is a Pintxos (Basque style bar snacks) establishment based on the urban myth/ legend Leon Satanovich,...
Good'day...Cuisinerd in Australia!

Good’day…Cuisinerd in Australia!

Hey Ya! 2010 came to a full bellied close and then welcomed 2011 with an even equally delicious adventure. I’ve just returned from a 2 week visit to Australia where I met up with long lost friends, discovered some new favorite restaurants, shopped at some of the most adorable home good boutiques and let me...
Napa: Olive Oils

Napa: Olive Oils

    We had our fair share of wine tasting on this trip, so it was a nice change of pace to switch over to Olive Oil. St. Helena Olive Oil Company is a must. With tastings going on all day…for free…it’s worth pulling over. Spicy oils, truffle oils, citrus infused oils…take a breather and...
Napa: Spencer On The Go

Napa: Spencer On The Go

  Before hitting up our last brunch of the weekend, we strolled around Saint Helena and joked how Napa needed to have a charcuterie truck. More specifically, how a truck like Spencer On The Go would do well. Color me the surprised food groupie…..no joke, Spencer on the Go was waiting for us at the...
Angèle: Napa

Angèle: Napa

  Unfortunately, Angèle, you were the following act to Ubuntu. Which is a very hard act to follow. That being said, you were a might tasty meal. Fine fresh French cuisine, lovely outdoor seating on the river, all around enjoyable. Without beating around the bush I just have three things to say: (1) Mr. Suckling...
Ubuntu: Napa

Ubuntu: Napa

Oh Napa. Let me count the ways… I’m pretty sure I announced my early (VERY early) retirement throughout my weekend with you…you devilish land of grand. I promise not to smooch too much all over you with my recap, but darlings….this trip was tasty. Round one: Ubuntu. Located in downtown Napa near the river; a...