Monday, June 17, 2024

Me n My Muffaletta Sandiwch

 



"Me & My MUFFULETTA"

CENTRAL GROCERY

NEW ORLEANS, LA

2008





Lunch at GALTOIRE'S

 A BOWL of GUMBO

NEW ORLEANS










"Me & My BEIGNET"

CAFE du MONDE

NEW ORLEANS






AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOODS

And SECRET RECIPES






GRASSHOPPERS at TUJAGUES

NEW ORKLEANS










Friday, May 31, 2024

Anthony Bourdain Grandma Rule

 



Anthony Bourdain



The GRANDMA RULE


Anthony Bourdain was famous for many reasons, not the least of which his extensive culinary travels, which landed him in kitchens and restaurants around the world. He had the best advice for finding great restaurants in any city and many other food rules he swore by when traveling, including the so-called "Grandma Rule." This was Bourdain's catchy term for a respectful bit of food etiquette to use when dining as a guest. In the same way you'd do at your grandma's house, accept the food a host offers without complaint, and even if it's not to your liking, be gracious and grateful to them.  

As seen in an excerpt published in Forbes, Bourdain's memoir, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," expounded on the idea. The famed chef wrote, "You may not like Grandma's Thanksgiving turkey. It may be overcooked and dry [...] But it is 'Grandma's Turkey.' And you are in Grandma's house. So shut the eff up and eat it. And afterwards say, 'Thank you Grandma, why yes, yes of course I'd love seconds.'" Bourdain was known for seeking out foods in the only countries where they can be found, and while it's impossible for absolutely every dish to be to his (or anyone else's) tastes, his respect for the cook -- and therefore, the cuisine -- was always paramount. 

Bourdain was also big on following the advice of locals and trying their favorite restaurants, adding that obsessing over cleanliness or safety can get in the way of having authentic experiences. He also advised travelers to avoid airplane food and arrive at their destination with an empty stomach, ready to enjoy new foods and flavors ASAP. Food can actually taste different while flying, so it's worth it to wait for a more satisfying meal.

Above all, Bourdain preached humility. He believed that being open to new experiences was the secret to living a rich and full life. According to an excerpt of his book "Medium Raw" as featured in Variety, he wrote: "Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund." 




Anthony Bourdain's Grandma Rule

It Applies to Cookbooks Too ! 



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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Bourdain Minetta Tavern Balthazar NYC Restaurants

 



"MINETTA TAVERN"

by Bellino

From FINE ARTS AMERICA

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REAL FOOD

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"CARBONE" 

by Bellino

From FINE ARTS AMERICA

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SUNDAY SAUCE

"WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK"

The DEFINING BOOK on The SUBJECT

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Going to Thailand Bangkok Hotels

 

 



Reclining Budha

BANGKOK




The MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

BANGKOK




The ORIENTAL

BANKOK

The WORLDS # 1 RATED HOTEL 





A ROOM with a VIEW

The ORIENTAL

BANGKOK




The MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

BANGKOK, THAILAND





The BAR

MANDARIN ORIENTAL



The ORIENTAL

BANGKOK





PICK a ROOM






ROOM with a VIEW

Of BANGKOK






Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok


LUXURY HOTEL

Located close to Lumphini Park and Siam Center, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok provides a poolside bar, a terrace, and shopping on site. Indulge in a Swedish massage, a facial, and a body treatment at The Oriental Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 12 onsite restaurants, which feature seafood and brunch. Yoga classes and aerobics classes are offered at the gym; Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok also has a coffee shop/cafe, a garden, and a hair salon. Stay connected with in-room WiFi (surcharge), and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with free cabanas and sun loungers
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Limo/town car service, buffet breakfast (surcharge), and a free area shuttle
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts, a gift shop, and a front-desk safe
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and first-rate property condition
Room features
All 331 individually furnished rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks like pillow menus and air conditioning.







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The PENNINSULA HOTEL

BANGKOK




The PENNINSULA

BANGKOK







The PENNINSULA HOTEL

BANGKOK





BANGKOK THAILAND




TubKaak Krabi Boutique Resort Hotel

KRABI, THAILAND




EXOTIC LUXURY







LUXURIOUS BUNGALOW ACCOMADATIONS







PICK YOUR ROOM






RELAX





"Just Imagine" ?



Luxury Boutique Resort Hotel
The TUBAKK KRABI BOUTIQUE RESORT

You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a garden. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and beach massages. Indulge in a massage, a body treatment, and a facial at L'escape Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy Thai cuisine and happy hour at the two onsite restaurants. Yoga classes and Pilates classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include kayaking. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a playground and a hair salon.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Limo/town car service, free bicycle rentals, and express check-out
  • Concierge services, massage treatment rooms, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the beach locale, helpful staff, and overall condition
Room features
All 59 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with satellite channels and DVD players







SEAVIEW ROOM

Check Availability



Villa Macaque and Villa Languor





Pick Your Room






WOW !!! "WHAT a VIEW" ?












PICK a VILLA with PRIVATE POOL




Villa Macaque and Villa Languor


Luxury Villas near the Beach

At Villa Macaque and Villa Languor, spend the day relaxing on the nearby beach or pampering yourself at the villa's full-service spa. All 6 individually decorated villas feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, Smart TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Change of towels is available on request.
Villa Macaque and Villa Languor offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor pool.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the villa's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is open daily.









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