• Recipes,  Uncategorized


    I love love love love a well made paella. Tapas are amongst my favorite foods, and paella is certainly a dish I can’t resist when I go to a spanish restaurant. There are some great places for Spanish food in SF, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to recreate paella at home. This is only my second time making paella, so I’m bound to change and improve this recipe, but thought I’d share the basic version. I made this paella with veggies and mussels, but you can easily make this vegetarian or more meaty. If you want to stay vegetarian, I’d recommend adding some extra veggies like squash, carrots,…

  • Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Review: Oyamel (DC)

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of eating at one of Jose Andres’ restaurants, Oyamel, in DC. Jose Andres is a James Beard award winning chef from Spain who is credited with advancing the tapas (small plate) movement in the US. I’ve eaten at some of his other restaurants before in Las Vegas and DC, but Oyamel far surpassed the others. First off, I absolutely loved the decor and feeling of the Oyamel. It was warm and friendly with bold colors. There were orange flowers covering the ceiling and intricate Oaxacan carved animals on display. I wish I had taken a picture of the peacock hanging off the side…

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