From the monthly archives:

September 2009

The Chocolate Adventure Contest

by Matt on September 29, 2009

I don’t know about you but I’m still coming down from the high of last week’s festivities at BlogHer 09. The event in San Francisco exceeded everyone’s expectations and it was so humbling to be in the presence of so much talent. I spoke on two panels about photography with two of my favorite authors [...]


Putumayo Brazilian Café Giveaway

by Matt on September 22, 2009

First things first: I have never been to Brazil. And I am terribly ashamed to admit this to you.  And you’d think with the amount of times we’ve headed to South America we could at least stop by and pay a visit. But no, I haven’t been. And it’s not only on the top of [...]


Olive Oil Cake & My Lack Of Baking Charm

by Matt on September 17, 2009

I find it difficult to believe that it’s been exactly one year to the day that I appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. I made my version of alfajores with her, a recipe I make well and still get asked about regularly. In the past twelve months I’ve done some pretty groovy stuff and even [...]


Spicy Black Bean Chipotle Dip

by Matt on September 15, 2009

I’m not quite sure I’m ready to give up my summer. It’s already obvious the days are growing shorter and I know cooler weather is right around the corner. In a last ditch effort to hold on to summer I had a little get-together, almost as a way to say goodbye to all that the [...]


I’m going to try not to use words like “Yipeeee!” and “wowwza!” to describe how excited I am about this. Some food bloggers, a few you may know, have teamed up with Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico for the first ever Food Blog Camp. This event in January includes Diane Cu and Todd Porter, Michael [...]

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Top 10 moments in San Juan, Puerto Rico

by Matt on September 4, 2009

I just returned from a very quick trip to Puerto Rico. My complete post on eating will be up shortly but in the meantime I’d like to offer you my favorite Top 10 Moments from my weekend in La Isla Del Encanto. 10. La Gente, La Gente, La Gente Show me some nice happy smiling [...]