Food and Beverage Trends 2018

Whoa! As a new year starts, sybarites all over the world are on fire with new ideas, colors, textures and inventions to keep up with the strict market that has a restless palate. Every year great researchers such as Mintel and Baum+Whiteman go over thousands of surveys, field observation and investigation in order to come…

Grow your own food

Embrace your inner hippie and grow some love. Growing plants is highly satisfying and it helps you get some sense of responsibility too.. Trust me there is nothing more satisfying than finally after some months making a salad with your own produce! Of course must of us do not have a large garden so I’ll keep…

Cooking with wood

There’s something amazing about a woody, smokey flavor on food. Rustic cooking makes food taste better that’s a fact! The first time that prehistoric human beings tried cooked meat was by finding it on the forests after a fire. The smokey flavor must have caught their attention since they afterwards loved consuming grilled meat (and…

Mystery guest, a movie

Today we will talk about the life of a mystery  guest (in case of a hotel) or mystery shopper for restaurants and other establishments. It is not an easy job and requires several qualifications such as being available at all times (thus not having a personal life), being knowledgeable on the functioning of the establishment…

Chiles en Nogada

Well September is here and it is time for an international favorite, chiles en nogada! There are many versions of the recipe (here I present three), but it is believed that the original one originated in the city of Puebla around 1821 and it was developed by the nons of the Saint Monica convent. It…

What to do when chilis are too hot?

Many of us around the world have felt the urge to try some recipes that involve chili, whether stuffed (like I’ll show here) or in other recipes like salsa or pico de gallo. Unfortunately sometimes chilis are killer hot but theres a solution to that! First of all theres something you should know about chili……

Fika: Swedish coffee time

After two amazing months in Sweden, the thing that will stay with me forever was the importance of taking a break during the day to rest, talk and drink coffee.. This could be basically any time of the day. Let me explain this to you.. Fika is basically eating between meals, (whether it is sweet or…

Stop overeating and lose weight!

Have you ever felt that you eat healthy yet gain weight? Do you see yourself in the mirror and do not understand how you got those extra pounds? Let’s take a look at these facts that for sure you will recognize…

Tiny guide to Mezcal

It is about time to write about mezcal, tequila’s cousin I would dare to say. The plant they come from (agave) may look similar, however the making process such as taste and other characteristics are completely different.

Wine Etiquette: Decanting a wine

The whole idea behind decanting  wine is to get rid of the sediments that may have appeared through time and to aerate or oxygen the wine faster in order to allow the aroma molecules to explode.

Travel blog!

  Even though it is in Spanish it is totally worth to read my travel blog “Viajar, comer, contar” a graphic compilation of tales from extraordinary places with amazing people and of course gorgeous food!! Happy traveling! Italia