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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 each gallery and reliving the moment I took the shot. Every picture I took has personal meaning that will live forever to be relived every […]

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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 Copa Matos, invited me behind the counter to a side room. He had half a dozen pork loins (sourced locally from Green Button Farms) laid […]

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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, lard, olive oil bacon grease or your favorite oil. Learn more about the health benefits of grits here  

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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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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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One Last Muffaletta and Stroll Down Royale Street

Saturday morning while many people were making their way into New Orleans for the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival we were looking to beat the crowds and make our way out of town after having a great Friday at Jazzfest. Over the last three days we absorbed as much New […]

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Picadilla Burger and Tostones

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
“Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground meat (usually beef), tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region.” My…

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Entertained from Royale Street to Louis Armtrong Park: Jazzfest Day 2

The following is part two of a series. Please click here to view part one.   On our 1st full day in the big easy we fully immersed ourselves in the four things that draw us south to New Orleans a few times a year, food, drink, history & music. Royale Street has quickly become […]

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