Grilled pork balls.
Grilled pork balls.
Batur Lake and Gunung Agung. Bali.

Volcano-steamed Balinese tuna

Batur Lake and Gunung Agung. Bali.
Roasting at Ibu Oka, Ubud.
Roasting at Ibu Oka, Ubud.
Village of Motovun, Croatia.

Our Istrian hilltop wedding

Village of Motovun, Croatia.
American Southwest.
American Southwest.
Hunting for white truffles in Istria, Croatia.
Hunting for white truffles in Istria, Croatia.
Grilled rack of lamb.
Grilled rack of lamb.
DIY camping stove.

Home-made campfire stove

DIY camping stove.

Fire it up: Vietnamese-style grilled pork balls

Grilled pork balls.

When my good friend Kyle recruited me to do a fish sauce blind tasting with him, I jumped on the opportunity right away. In addition to having a few samples […]

Volcano-steamed Balinese tuna

Batur Lake and Gunung Agung. Bali.

It’s 3:30 in the morning and we just arrived at the foot of Mount (Gunung) Batur, an active volcano wedged between two concentric calderas in Northeastern Bali. Before the hike, […]

Babi Guling: Balinese roasted suckling pig

Roasting at Ibu Oka, Ubud.

Disclaimer: This story contains some graphic imagery. In one fell swoop, the thief snatched my mother’s thin gold necklace and fled the scene, zig-zagging between cars before I could even […]

Our Istrian hilltop wedding

Village of Motovun, Croatia.

I never imagined that I would ever get married, but then one night she walked into the bar. On that same foggy San Francisco evening I asked Zara if she […]

A 3000 mile roadtrip through the American Southwest

American Southwest.

December, for most, is that special time of year when we prepare for holiday festivities, battle wintery weather conditions, and travel to visit with our loved ones. For some, it […]

An Istrian hunt for white truffles

Hunting for white truffles in Istria, Croatia.

The day before our wedding Zara was enjoying a girl’s day in the nearby coastal town of Rovinj, so I decided to do something special for myself. I embarked on […]

Grilled lamb pops with verjus and dijon mint sauce

Grilled rack of lamb.

What happens when you throw a get together and your guest list suddenly double in size? That’s exactly what ensued when we hosted a backyard party at our place this […]

Home-made campfire stove

DIY camping stove.

There are a wide variety of campfire cooking stoves in the market, but this home-made version is pretty efficient considering it takes less than twenty minutes to make with just […]

Grilled cheese three ways

Grilled cheese with sautéed mushrooms.

Nothing takes you back down memory lane like a classic grilled cheese. It is versatile, filling and really easy to make, but given its minimal number of components one has […]

Romesco grilled polenta in osprey country

Timothy lake. Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon.

Recently I read an interesting article citing how a week spent camping out in the wilderness is enough to reset one own’s circadian clock. Lately I’ve been feeling like I […]

Gribiche for a guy with panache

Grilled asparagus with sauce gribiche.

I’ve known my friend John for as long as I can remember. We first met at Vancouver Film School in the late nineties and little did I know that we’d […]

Fire it up: Grilled soy & butter Cherrywood clams

Grilled clams.

If I could BBQ 365 days of the year there is no doubt that I would. We’re constantly trying out different grill and barbecue ideas, to not only keep challenging […]

Breakfast burrito ala Western Weekend

Campground breakfast burrito.

It all started with a trip to see the majestic tule elk about four years ago, on the way towards the Tomales bay trail. The elk can usually be spotted […]

Cooking with fire – part one

Camping in Big Basin, Santa Cruz mountains.

This will be the first of a two part series I’m calling “Cooking with fire” and I’ll start by talking about two different types of camping fires, fire building basics, […]