No, no. I am not talking about the current crisis killing restaurants. I am talking about a post-Bourdain future. And I didn’t expect to see it, or say it, but fine dining is dead. I am watching the videos and tracking the scene; and it’s over. Yeah, yeah. There will be the fringe wannabes who… Continue reading Fine Dining is Dead
I am going to tell you about a bad breakfast, then tell you about a good one. Both cost about the same amount of money. And ironically, the bad breakfast place was lauded by both Lonely Planet Mexico and a TripAdvisor review to be ‘the most famous breakfast in town’. (We’re talking about the capital… Continue reading A Tale of Two Breakfasts
There is a lot to be said on the subject of tobacco blends. This I am discovering as a novice pipe smoker as to which flavors that personally satisfy me. And I have in my possession some highly coveted tins including some aged Ratrays Malcolm Flake (a gift) and a single remaining tin of their… Continue reading Tobacco Blends
I am smoking some pretty damn good tobacco at the moment and as such I wanted to jot down some quick notes on the latest two tins I’ve popped. First, Cornell & Diehl’s Bayou Morning blend. I’ve been smoking this since I got back from Las Vegas last month. I like this stuff. It’s bold… Continue reading Tobacco (Again)
I visited my cremeria today and it was a rare opportunity to see the owner cut into a new round of cheese. This particular one weighed in at 22.5 kilos. This cheese is known locally as Queso Seco. It is from the Cotija region about 70 – 80 km. south of where I live in… Continue reading Queso Cotija
The weather all day has been blustery, yet sublime. The clouds. The ever shifting winds. The sun peaking in and out of the ever moving clouds. A day I would consider best spent at home and away from airports and hotels. I had the foresight to do my food shopping yesterday so this morning was… Continue reading A Glorious New Year Day!
I love the smell of tobacco; even the pass-by smell of a burning cigarette. More so, I like the smell of tobacco on my fingers after having smoked a pipe or a cigar. Then there are the smells of tobacco unburned. The tin note – the smell of tobacco from the pouch. Glorious. (And if… Continue reading Tobac (All Hail!)