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My Story – Best Shots of 2014

I kept my camera extremely busy in 2014. Looking back and trying to pick my favorites from each month was an extremely difficult task. I found myself getting lost in ...

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Rice, Beans and Shelter – Caldo Galego

A little while back I finally had a chance to meet and chat with the man behind the highly regarded, Old Havana Sandwich Shop. Cuban native and Durham resident, Roberto ...

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Good Morning – Eggs, Bacon and Grits Pie

What to do with leftover grits? Pour them into a pie tin and set in the fridge overnight or until cool. Cut a slice and heat in skillet in butter, ...

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Throwback to January 2012: The Island of Mauritius

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
After 18 days sailing and over one month ...
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Street Art and Swords: My View of Vitoria, Brazil

Vitoria, Brazil NOVEMBER 2014 A few days ago before heading back to ...
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Where Male Nesting Behavior Meets Green Tomato BLTs

Over two years ago, as my wife’s belly began to grow and ...

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Paneleiras de Goiabeiras (Clay Pot Craftswomen from Goiabeiras)

Vitoria, Brazil In my past couple years of traveling to Vitoria, Brazil, I have had the opportunity to enjoy a few steaming pots of a fish laden stew called Moqueca. I finally had a chance to visit the place where the pots that Moqueca are cooked and served in are made. I was dropped off on a dusty road next to a long […]

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Chef Ricky Moore from the Saltbox Seafood plating his Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew) with fresh North Carolina Seafood.

SEEDS 20th Anniversary Harvest Dinner

October 9th 2014 Durham Central Park / Durham, North Carolina Last Thursday I had the honor of being the event photographer for SEEDs 20th Anniversary Harvest Dinner. This fundraising event is highly anticipated event every year as the areas best chefs and restaurants let their skill and creativity shine. The theme of the night was […]

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5 Years of La Buena Vida with More to Come

Some of you may have noticed that I have not posted anything new for the past few weeks or maybe my food rants have gone un-missed in your world. Either way, I will continue to take a break from posting for a few more weeks. No, I have not given up on my goal of […]

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Community Building One Pie at a Time: SEEDS Pie Social

Durham based non-profit organization SEEDS’ mission is defined as: SEEDS teaches respect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food. Located in the heart of Downtown Durham, we are an urban sanctuary focused on promoting principles and practice of sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, food security and environmental steward ship. […]

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Super Bowl Pick – Tuscan Wings

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
This year the Super Bowl is being held in Miami which is about 90 minutes south of where I now live in Palm Beach Gardens. South Florida will definitely be jumping as thousands are flocking to the area and events are taking place from Palm Beach County all the way…

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Swapping Dresses and Hand Pies at Ninth Street Bakery

I first met Ari Berenbaum at the Durham’s  Farmer’s Market at Central Park probably about a year ago. I was heading back to my car from shopping at the market and gorging myself at a food truck (yes I packed all that cool and hipness into one morning), I noticed his small setup across from the market on the […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Kris and Marje’s Banana Bread

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
It’s good to be back in Connecticut, except for fact that its freezing here!  Last week I got stuck in a snowstorm during the ride from New York on a snowcaked Merritt Parkway. The Parkway was closed after a crash and I decided to try my luck on backroads. During the  adventure, I witnessed accidents, abandoned cars in snowbanks and…

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Cuban Soul in the Heart of Durham: Old Havana Sandwich Shop

 A little while back I finally had a chance to meet and chat with the man behind the highly regarded, Old Havana Sandwich Shop. Cuban native and Durham resident, Roberto Copa Matos, invited me around the counter to a side room where he had a half a dozen pork loins (sourced locally from Green Button […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dubai – The Las Vegas of the Middle East

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
My last meal in Dubai at Trader Vic’s It been over three weeks since I left the metropolis in the desert that had its beginnings as a small fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf. I look back at the pictures of all the things I tried to stuff into…

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Carolina Raised Pork Bellies Meet Momofuku

Adapted from the Momofuku Cookbook by David Chang After a photo shoot at Yellow Wolf Farm, owner Stacy Martin sent me home with a cooler full meat that included some tasty pork bellies. Although I had eaten and drooled over them many times, I had never actually prepared it myself. For advice, I went to the all-knowing oracle “Google,” […]

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