Picca Peruvian Cantina, the second restaurant from Chef Ricardo Zarate, presents updates on some of the classic flavors and dishes of Peru, albeit with a significant dose of Asian influence. The word Picca means, ‘to nibble,’ and is fitting for a large menu of small dishes perfect for sampling or sharing. The restaurant’s cuisine is … Continue reading
We’re reading Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond. It’s a re-read, but the insights into plant and animal domestication are fascinating.
While visiting Washington, DC I had the chance to stop by Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca where James Barton, a friend and former roommate of mine from the CIA was in the kitchen. I was joined by another CIA alum and so James went off the menu and cooked for us. He started us off with this great … Continue reading