El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant in Lambertville, New Jersey

Chips and salsas at El Tule.

Yesterday the sweetie and I decided to spend the afternoon and evening in Lambertville, a charming town full of delightful art galleries, craft shops and antique stores. We were dodging in and out of the rain all of the day, but I came home with a nice stash of vintage cookbooks—and a very full belly ...

El Rey in Philadelphia: 2014 Update

Grilled pineapple salad with jicama and arugula.

I published my initial thoughts on El Rey, Stephen Starr's Rittenhouse Square-area Mexican restaurant, back in November of 2010. Since then I have continued to visit El Rey regularly for lunch while in the city, and it remains pretty much one of my favorite spots in the area for a tasty and reasonably priced midday ...

Winter White Pork Chili

A Soothing and Delicious Chili Recipe Chili is one of my favorite meals to prepare in the winter months. There's just something comforting and satisfying about a nice, hot bowl of chili on a cold and snowy day, and having the aroma of spices and simmering vegetables and meat filling the house. It's also a ...

Flank Steak Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

A Delicious and Easy Weeknight Dinner Salad Flank steak is perhaps my favorite cut of beef these days. It grills beautifully and quickly and only a fast marinade is necessary to infuse it with flavor. Frequently used for fajitas and stir fries, I personally love flank steak best for beef salads, tacos and sandwiches, and ...

Venison Stew with Red Wine

Venison Stew with Red Wine

I happen to love venison - that's deer meat, in case you weren't sure! I am fortunate to have access to it every deer hunting season thanks to our family's farm manager, who is an avid hunter, and also thanks to our butcher who saves me cuts of meat which his other hunting clients don't ...