Tag Archives | Travel Food

Flavorista Road Trip – Sofra


In ancient Arabic, the word sofra means, little eats, like at a picnic. The bakery-cafe Sofra is the newest addition to the Boston eating scene.  Reknowned chef Ana Soturn of Oleana has created an wonderful spot for small plates. My dear friend, Flavorista Dee Dee knew this is exactly the kind of place I love. Everything was delectable. […]

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Veronica’s Sweetcakes, Marshfield, MA.


Everytime we visit Vincenzo’s Godfather, Uncle Danny, he greets us with bakery goodies from “Sweetcakes.”  We spent April vacation in Plymouth, MA and Cape Cod, MA.  We had a wonderful time swimming in the “pirate pool” and visiting the Mayflower II. I insisted on a trip to Sweetcakes so I could see it for myself.  Completely unpretentious, Sweetcakes […]

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Gingerbread “Bread” with Pears


OK, I’ve found my Christmas morning toast.  Admittedly, I have a thing for toast.  Good bread makes the world a better place and When Pigs Fly Bakery is one of my most loved local bakeries. Pigs Fly (as we locals call it) started small and just keeps growing.  Their loaves are a bit on the […]

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Pineapples, Poke, Poi and Cookies?


If a vacation to Hawaii is not on your calender, the next best thing is wonderful friends who bring you an edible souvenir of Hawaiian shortbread cookies from Honolulu.  I am not sure if it is the cuteness of these cookies that gets me or the fact they that are really, really yummy.  I could honestly […]

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Market Lunch in Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.


Years ago, Kimberly and I were at the Natural Products Expo East working at the Odwalla/Fresh Samantha booth and we needed a serious break from the convention floor. I had lived in D.C in the 1980’s and loved making the pilgrimage to the Eastern Market. Ready, willing and able to look at produce just like […]

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Noe Valley Bakery – “Nothing Really Happens without Cake…”


On a recent jaunt to San Francisco, I had to stop into Noe Valley Bakery and grab the family favorites: Double Raisin Bread, teeming with plump juicy raisins, Chocolate Cherry Bread, chunks of dark chocolate and whole preserved cherries, and a new favorite, Apricot Ginger Bread. The founders of Noe Valley Bakery are a husband […]

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