Quarantine Travel Date Night: Senegal

One of the common misconceptions many Americans have is that countries we think of as "third-world" have little to offer in terms of either food or culture. Especially when it comes to sub-Saharan Africa, we - myself included - tend to know little, thinking of these countries only as destinations for a safari. This week,…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Sweden

I know, it's been a few weeks since our last date night. California tricked us into thinking things were getting better and maybe, just maybe, we'd actually be able to travel. Well, joke's on us, and date nights are back, although they will likely not be every week at this point. Anyway, this week we…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Fiji

What could possibly be more American for the July 4th weekend than celebrating somewhere else that help makes up the diverse fabric of our country? At least that was the thought in my head as I prepared a couple of traditional Fijian dishes - in not quite so traditional style - on July 4 with…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: India

The exotic sub-continent, and a place, much like Brazil last week, that for some reason has never really been on my must-visit list. I've heard mixed things, that it's a love or hate sort of a place. But there's no question India is important historically, economically, demographically, and culinarily. Indian food, in particular, is a…