Stilton Paté with Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors as a child. I loved his whimsical stories and appreciated his touch of the macabre. Without Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches, I’m not sure I would have turned out to be the same person I am today.  I especially loved The Witches, reading it multiple…

The Fig Lebowski

I’m sorry. Not really. I just can’t help it. I love Bob Belcher’s punny burgers of the day. In the episode, “Bye Bye Boo Boo” we see the “Fig Lebowski Burger.” Obviously it’s a reference to The Big Lebowski, but I decided to skip the white russian and get straight to the burger! This is…

Anthony Bourdain’s Mac and Cheese

Waking up on Friday morning to the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death was heartbreaking. I’ve enjoyed his shows for years and he is one of my inspirations for travel. While I’ve not (yet) had the opportunity to travel many of the same places as him, I try to travel with his zeal and passion for…

Iced Negus

I know. That doesn’t sound the least bit appetizing. Things called negus don’t sound edible. This is actually a drink, but it doesn’t sound overly drinkable either. I got the idea to make negus based on a couple of Outlander references. Claire is served iced negus in Written in my Own Heart’s Blood and Minnie enjoys a glass in…