Unorthodox Moroccan spiced Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Slow-cooked chicken, bright sweet potatoes, and jalapeƱos get a kiss of Near East spices. Moroccan tagine meets American chili. Whether you are thawing out from a snow-in, rain-in, or simply are looking for a great winter (or Super Bowl) recipe, this unorthodox chili is a great alternative to a standard chili con carne or white…

The Wine Drinker’s survival guide to Vail’s Big Beers Festival

Not a huge fan of beer? Love wine? Peer pressure to go to a beer festival? I recently survived – no, actually enjoyed! – Vail, Colorado’s 16th annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival. Discover beers you might not expect to like! If you follow this blog, you know I’m a wine drinker. I enjoy…

The CD Road Trips down California’s Historic El Camino Real

How does The CD road trip? Join us for our first – food filled – drive down the historic El Camino Real (U.S. Highway 101) from San Francisco to Los Angeles.    I was born to road trip. At a young age, I stayed alert and curious of my surroundings on our many family road…

Happy New Year from The Culinary Diplomat!

Happy New Year and a thank you to all who have helped the CD to hit a major milestone today – its one year anniversary! The CD would like to thank each of you readers for stopping by over the past year. Over 2800 of you have checked out the site, and many others have…