Food Truck Bazaar

Poutine!!!!

I could start this entry with a history of gourmet food trucks -- the evolution from hot dogs to haute dishes. The truth is, however, that there are already a ton of blog posts and even FoodTV/Cooking channel shows about food trucks. I'll start with a confession instead. When I was beginning to get serious about cooking, I was finding myself daydreaming about a common fantasy -- owning my own … [Read more...]

40 Clove Garlic Chicken with Pasta Carbonara — First Thursday Night Smackdown

Michelle, at Thursday Night Smackdown threw a smackdown challenge: Pick a recipe or technique you've never tried before, and do it. Christey and I took the challenge to another level, and switched roles. She cooked, and I shot the pictures.(Snarky comments in italics are Christey's) Christey cooked 40 clove garlic chicken (yes, 40 cloves of garlic), with a side of fettuccine carbonara. I … [Read more...]

Espresso Pineapple Pork Loin

This is a pork-only weekend. We haven't posted any food in a week, life and work getting in the way. So I wanted to do as much as I could over the weekend, and if we're doing a double header, why not concentrate on pork? I have wanted to do a pork loin dish for a while, and there are a lot of marinades using Coke and fruit juices, but Christey found an espresso maker at a garage sale for $2, … [Read more...]

Sriracha Glazed Scallops with Bacon Mango Risotto

Grouper is not the only ingredient that's seasonal in Florida right now. You can't walk the neighborhood without a mango hitting you on the head. When I lived on the beach in the Tampa Bay area, my neighbor had a mango tree over the fence that divided our property. In June, I'd find dozens of mangoes (I don't personally believe that mangoes ends in 'es' -- where did that 'e' come from? Does … [Read more...]