Welcome!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. This is my first post of my new culinary adventure. One of my favourite things about traveling is getting to try local and regional cuisines. I love finding out what a city or state is famous for and stuffing my face with it! Sometimes though, you can’t make it to…

Houston Grilled Steak Fajitas

I’m back! We had an incredible time in Montreal – mainly revolving around it’s incredible food and beer scene! It’s a very good thing walking was our main way of getting around the city so I can at least pretend that I countered some of the indulgence with exercise. It’s back to the grind today…

Montreal Smoked Meat, Bagels & Poutine

Worlds are colliding! I am taking an actual road trip – not just a a figurative one – and heading over to Montreal for an extra-long weekend. In honour of that, this meal is devoted to many of the specialties that Montreal has to offer. I’ve done a simple sandwich of Montreal smoked meat on…

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Pizza can be a bit of a hot topic depending on where you’re from. Even in Chicago – though practically synonymous with deep dish – the thin crust versus deep dish debate is alive and well. However, for the purposes of this road trip, I pretty much HAD to make Chicago deep dish. For one,…

Cleveland Pierogi

We’re heading back north now in our road trip and swinging by Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland has  a really wonderful and diverse food scene, and draws influence from many different cultures. For today’s stop, I’m going to focus on the Polish influence on Cleveland’s culinary identity. I’m drawing my inspiration from one of Cleveland’s classic establishments,…

Los Angeles Huevos Rancheros

We’re heading back down south today into California. I really wanted to focus on the Mexican influence on California’s food scene, so I went with a breakfast classic – huevos rancheros. We magically had leftovers from last night’s Kansas City Pulled Pork, and wanted to find a way to re-purpose it. Adding to the huevos…

Kansas City Pulled Pork

I don’t know if there are enough words to describe my love for pulled pork. To me, it’s one of the world’s most perfect foods. It’s rich and succulent and so versatile. You can have it “naked” from the smoker and let the flavours hold their own, or you can mix it or top it…

Boston Fried Clams & Chowder

We’re making a big jump from down south to the East Coast today, with a Boston staple – Chowder! (Or chow-dah, to be specific!). I am a big fan of all things soup, so I was very excited to cook up a good old fashioned chowder. My only hesitation was that, as a reformed picky-eater,…

Arizona Chimichangas

It’s been a chilly month so I’ve had warmer climates on the brain. That’s why I’ve decided that Arizona will be stop number one on my culinary road trip. Like many southern states, Arizona’s cuisine and food culture is influenced by Mexican and Latin American dishes and flavours. When researching which local deliciacy to start…