Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dream Come True

Last week, I had the opportunity to experience a fantasy come true, an outing with a food critic. It was an item I won at an auction a few months ago and we were finally able to set our date. I don't know how appropriate it would be for me to give details since it won't go out to publication for a while, but let's just say it was truly inspiring and I look forward to reading the article.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cooking and Entertaining

One nice thing about living on my own is I can cook again. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I hosted my first dinner party last week to celebrate Independence Day, and I couldn't think of a more appropriate occasion.

My friend, David, had the idea to make fish tacos. He had just moved back to Seattle from San Diego and was already missing his mother's fantastic Mexican cooking. He arrived early with his partner, Phillip, armed with a fantastic filet of fish, tortillas and other fixings. The only things missing were the recipe and the desire to cut up the fish.

So, while the two of them played Wii, I cut up the fish, seasoned panko breadcrumbs, and proceeded to improvise some fish tacos for everyone. I fried up the fish, grilled the tortillas, stuffed them with the fish, cabbage, and tomatoes, then topped them with Zane & Zack's Honey-Chipotle Salsa mixed with sour cream. I have to say, they turned out pretty well. Perhaps it was the fact they were served on my china, or more likely the fortified margaritas.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Hello, I'm Daphne and the founder of I am not a chef or other culinary professional nor a professional writer. I'm just a fan whose always had a dream to be a food critic, or better yet a taster like a judge on Iron Chef (the Japanese version). Instead of waiting around for the New York Times or Seattle Times to knock on my door and hire me, I figure I can use this forum to live out part of my dream. Thank you for reading.