Baja California Keeps Drawing Me Back

Something keeps bringing me back to Baja California. As a travel writer I enjoy discovering new places in the world. Yet, my most memorable journey in the past year was close to my own back yard. During the autumn harvest our group of seven food and wine lovers from IFWTWA (International Food Wine Travel &...

Book Review: Chocolate Bliss by Susie Morris

Review by Brenda C. Hill The cover of this delectable book made me long for a big bite of a crunchy chocolate caramel truffle. Author and artesian chocolatier, Susie Morris, knows how to celebrate all things chocolate. How fortunate I was to meet Susie in person at the marketplace for International Food...

Book Review: Flying Pans by Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas

Flying Pans  Two Chefs: One World By Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas Flying Pans is the best culinary book I have ever read. The Hill Team has researched hundreds of cook books, including a favorite by our old friend, Julia Child. We have also published two culinary books of our own about chefs worldwide. It...

Blood Orange Margarita

Maralyn and I love blood oranges, Patron and Mexico. I will be heading to Baja next week to explore a few rustic vineyards and farms. Here is a bloody good cocktail for a happy Halloween made with Patron Silver. The recipe below is courtesy of the Patron site credited below the photo. INGREDIENTS 1 serving2...

The 23 Coolest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2016 | Bon Appetite

Maralyn and I enjoy keeping up with  current creative food trends. A favorite magazine for menu and restaurant trends is Flavor & The Menu. My daughter, Robin Schempp,| writes for this culinary specialty publication. Her article for the current issue is on food we crave. Cheese. Robin explains the other...

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