Category Archives: Richmond

Red beans and rice, central American style

After reading a New Yorker article extolling the virtues of heirloom bean varieties, and being in Jersey City with grocery stores plentiful with GOYA products, I picked a pound of Central American Red Beans, which I finally used today to … Continue reading

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First Arepas

After I tasted my first cheese arepas, in NYC, in the rain, in May, during the 9th Ave International Food Festival I thought that I should figure out how to make them and, after finding the GOYA Masarepa white corn … Continue reading

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First Falafel

I really enjoyed the simple falafel sandwiches in Manhattan and JC and thought I would try it at home with the first reasonable recipe I found. Unfortunately I started hydrating the chickpeas late, the wimpy blender was not up to … Continue reading

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Zucchini potato pancakes, lefse

We are still trying to use up those monstrous zucchini so I modified the potato pancake recipe, substituting grated zucchini for half the amount of potatoes and adding bacon bits and shredded cheddar cheese. A very tasty way to utilize … Continue reading

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Nate’s Bagels, RVA

I finally managed to stop by Nate’s Bagels in Richmond on my bike trek back from downtown and was informed by the diasporic New Yorkers at my table that there was only one place to get bagels. Although located outside … Continue reading

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Salsa with huacatay

The Cherokee purple tomatoes are ripening in Richmond, so I made a salsa combining the Cerokee purple and orange brandywine? tomatoes with fresh chopped parsley, cilantro, basil, and huacatay and Doña Isabel huacatay/Aji sauce and some chipotle Tabasco. Very fresh … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing via Pulse

The new Richmond GRTC Pulse High Frequency Bus Service started today and I rode from the Scott’s Addition to East Riverfront station, walked a couple blocks to Stone Brewing and celebrated with a Stone Hoppy Lager. The Stone super hoppy … Continue reading

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