Saturday, November 10, 2012

Waffles for dinner

Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
The kids and I decided to have waffles for dinner as their mom was going out with friends.
We did do the traditional chocolate chip waffle with chips inside and out

chocolate chip waffle

But we also mixed in some savory, such as the pizza waffle with cheese in and on top

pizza waffle

Then the boy had a combo chocolate chip and bacon waffle, (not pictured as he ate it too fast)
and I had the sauteed onion and bacon waffle with KimKim Sauce all over it

bacon and onion waffle

Fun easy meal, just takes a little imagination to come up with combos

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Red and black bean chili

Red and black bean chili
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
One large batch of red bean chili and one small batch of black bean chili. Both the same base of onion, celery, garlic, tomato paste, sauce and whole tomato. Tons of chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Nice for a rainy cold night.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Amuse Lunch and some Chihuly

glass instalation
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
I went to lunch with a friend at Amuse after many years of talking about it. It just happens that the Chihuly exhibit is currently ongoing. My wife is a huge Chihuly fan and we went to the Q+A with him and then toured the exhibit the next day, prior to my lunch. The exhibit is excellent with mind boggling pieces of glass.

big glass

green chihuly

I had a drink on our first night as my wife toured the shop. I think it was described as a smoky gin drink, it was very tasty, and matched the colors of the glass below the restaurant.

gin drink

For lunch my friend ordered the pork buns (no pic) and the braised squid

braised shrimp

He enjoyed them both and renamed the pork buns as the evil pork buns as to their addictiveness

I had the sprout salad (not pictured) and the quail


both were very good, with a slight spicyness, certainly not overwhelming.
We had a terrific lunch with good service, we had arrived without reservations to what looked like a full service, yet were seated immediatlly.
Go see Chihuly, and get some food while you are at it.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012


almejas a la plancha
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
One of the most frequented restaurants we go to when in Madrid is O´Caldiño. It is a galician styled restaurant, where tapas are truly based on what you drink and eat, as well as your repeat business. The boy and I went back maybe three times in the week we where in Madrid.

almejas a la plancha

and we ate like kings. Above sauteed clams.
below on the house croquetas and meatballs

croquetas y albondigas

Gambas a la plancha

gambas a la plancha

caldo gallego

caldo gallego

caldo gallego


stewed muscles


Ensaladilla rusa and pintxos (on the house)

ensaladilla rusa

and my favorite pulpo a la gallega (octopus)

pulpo a la gallega

If you are in the neighborhood would stop in.

with bread

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

blurry san miguel
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
The Market (Mercado) of San Miguel in Madrid is a redone market with tremendous vendors, ham, cheese, fish, meat, wine, beer. Anything and everything to stock your larder or eat out.

The last time we went we scored a variety of foods. Of course ham, Iberico de bellota


We had some oysters, that were the brineiest I've ever tasted

plato de ostras con vino

You can almost imagine the salt on these


We had some paella rice (all of this shared between 3)


and some pork rinds (chicharron)


We love this market and hit it every time we are in Madrid. Fun place with great food.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cocido Madrileño

cocido madrileno
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
I took the boy to Spain to spend some time speaking spanish. While in Madrid we decided to have some proper cocido. This is a dish that is all cooked in the same pot, but the ingredients are then served in sequence.
It starts with the cooking liquid, with small noodles, pretty much an awesome noodle soup. Served in a large soup dish, and accompanied by a selection of pickled peppers and olives.

cocido madrileno

The amount of soup could easily have been an entire meal, actually that is true of every portion of this meal. (we ordered for two!)

caldo y fideos

I ate two bowls of soup before the next plate arrived, the garbanzo beans with potato, carrot and cabbage


Everything was perfectly cooked. We remarked that the potato in particular was spectacular. Very flavorful and perfectly cooked. I think it is easy to throw everything in a pot but the skill is to have each ingredient cooked appropriately not under or overcooked.
Soon after the garbanzos the meats arrived.


Chicken, pork, morcilla, bone marrow, beef shank all super tender and delicous, and bountiful.
I was about to blow up satisfied and starting to bust into the meat sweats, yet the boy ordered dessert.

lemon sorbet

A lemon sorbet.

A great meal, good service.

Taberna de Buenaventura
Calle de Hermosilla, 69, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Farming practices: Sky Full of Bacon

Great Video from a great series. Enjoy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hot's Kitchen - Hermosa Beach

Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
Sorry I haven't posted much lately, here is a great place in Hermosa Beach, Hot's Kitchen, yes, the chef and owner is my brother in law, but the food is excellent with a great vibe to the eating area. Somewhere in the archives of the blog is our visit to Hot's Cantina, which was also great. We ate here twice on our trip to California, and had a great time. The mood is very casual with the ability to share some dishes, and some small plates, extensive beer selection and friendly servers.

We ordered a ton of items from the menu with some help from my sister in law and my neice.
My daughter wanted the lamb


She liked it (I stole a bite and it was good)


the "Hot'sBurger"

Hot's burger

of note these burgers are not full sized which allows you to try multiple items, but they are very flavorfull.


They have a huge selection of tacos. I think this was pork






and a bunch more, you get the idea

bunch of tacos

They also have a selection of fries large and small cut, both tasty
chili lime fries


with a mushroom dipping sauce

fries with mushroom dipping sauce

Would definitely consider stopping in if you are near.
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