Beat This Bobby Flay: Inka Chef is my idea for the ultimate adventure cooking competition!

One of the things that was most impressive about our Inka Trail trek was the quality of the food that we were served and the primitive conditions that it was prepared in.  This off the beaten path gourmet experience led me to come up with the idea for a cooking show that would showcase justContinue reading “Beat This Bobby Flay: Inka Chef is my idea for the ultimate adventure cooking competition!”

Microbrew Bar Crawl Miles City Style

The bar tender at the Trail’s End on Main street stood behind the array of microbrew taps like gambler appraising a block of old-school one-armed bandit slot machines looking for a winner.   His first pull was a peach wheat beer from Meadowlark Brewery who proudly brews in Sidney.   It won.   The light, peach forward flavorContinue reading “Microbrew Bar Crawl Miles City Style”

Sweet Potatoes for Athletes and Everyone

Sweet potatoes are the secret weapon when it comes to cooking for guests who are athletically inclined.  We’re not talking about the marshmallow covered yam dish that comes with Thanksgiving dinner, we’re talking about a flavorful and super healthy addition to my culinary arsenal that is higher in fiber and lower on the glycemic indexContinue reading “Sweet Potatoes for Athletes and Everyone”

Destination Coffee: Aunt T’s Coffee Corner in Libby

Off the beaten path is exactly where Randa Holm and Aunt T’s Coffee Corner like to be.    In a town full of drive through espresso catering to those passing through on Highway 2, Aunt T’s is a sanctuary for folks who yearn to slow down, sit down and be at piece with their caffeine consumption.   Continue reading “Destination Coffee: Aunt T’s Coffee Corner in Libby”

Francis Mallman: King of Food and Fire

Cooking with fire is the hallmark of Francis Mallmann’s style.  He hails from deep in Patagonia, Chile, but his bold rustic cooking and way of life are world renowned and could just as easily be from the rustic, outdoor minded Inland NW.   Mallmann owns nine restaurants located all around the world, but chooses to makeContinue reading “Francis Mallman: King of Food and Fire”