Pasta and Pesticides

Above is the only picture of food I took this week (the rest of the photos will be sycophants and pesticides). But, the above, is Rigatoni alla Burrata, and it was delicious. It’s also proof that my pledge to go dairy free can’t withstand a good Italian restaurant. On to pesticides… In the final weeks…

Recap 2.0 – Puerto Vallarta

  Various meals include: sundaes; island salad (including cucumber, pineapple, jicama, and carrots; cauliflower ceviche;  pico de galls; house-made chips; and some authentic Mexican beer. The best loaded nachos of known history. Tajin, pictured above, was probably one of my favorite discoveries of the trip. Its a brand of spice from Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, made…

Austin, TX – Urban Agriculture

After satisfying my main concern of eating in Austin, I wondered what the liberal center was doing in terms of urban food production. Most restaurants we went to had some advertising about the locality of its food. Some highlighted nearby farms their vegetables came from; others sponsored local bakeries or butchers they partnered with. Despite…

Austin, Tx. – Lets Tacobout It

First Night: True Food Kitchen The first night in Austin we had dinner at True Food Kitchen, which met all my Austin-liberal-vegan-friendly-locally-sourced-low-impact-etc. food expectations. We shared Kale Guacamole and Edamame Dumplings. I had the Seasonal Ingredient salad (far right) as a main course. It had asparagus, broccolini, cauliflower, chickpeas, pistachios, raisins, and manchego. The restaurant…

Recap: Puerto Vallarta 

Puerto Vallarta was beautiful. Though hot the bay breezes were constant and the local foilage provided plenty of shade. It seemed like every tree at the resort and surrounding area provided some type of fruit or vegetable. My parents and I took a culture tour which went into some of the nearby towns visiting both…