Throwback Thursdays: Dining in the dark at Montreal’s ONoir

We’re back with another #throwbackthursday post bringing us back to the days of easy cross-border travel. Today, I recount an exciting culinary experience at Montreal’s ONoir, which forces you to experience the joy of a great meal – but without using one’s sense of sight. It was a meaningful experience that reminded me that our…

Why Equality and Social Justice Matter to the CD

This essay discusses why this blog – and I myself – are committed to promoting equality, inclusion, and antiracism. Black Lives Matter. Why did I feel the need to post about it at this moment? If I felt so strongly, why did I wait this long to post about this topic? It appears in the…

Throwback Thursdays:  Nairobi’s Tatu makes hotel dining a special occasion

Join us for another throwback Thursday escape from COVID-19 isolation to a bygone era of business travel (wow, I’m saying that already!). Today’s post, fresh from the CD archives of unpublished posts, takes us back to Nairobi, Kenya to dine at Tatu, located within the storied Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi’s Central Business District….

Quarantine Cuisine: Getting Creative with Pesto

Welcome back to another offering in our Quarantine Cuisine series, created to share ideas to liven up cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us around the world are asked to stay at home, and our access to food may be limited. These meal ideas are shared with accessibility and customization in mind,…

Quarantine Cuisine: Easy Honey Dijon Chicken

If you’ve followed this blog from the beginning, you know that my family’s cooking traditions have been present here – perhaps not as often as culinary adventures away from home, but no diplomat would be worth her salt without faithfully representing home.  The Culinary Diplomat owes its appreciation for food — and food adventures — …

The Culinary Diplomat Does Quarantine Cuisine

Hi everyone!  Yes, the CD is still here and I finally have some time on my hands and extra creative energy to post – maybe many of you all do, too. I found myself so busy over the past three years that my creative energy was tapped out for a long time  – even when…

Blue Hill NYC: Where Farm to Table found its soul

Hello, readers! The Culinary Diplomat really does still exist!*  Join me on a renaissance of sorts with the soulful cuisine of New York City’s Blue Hill restaurant. It may be neither new nor undiscovered, but one visit revealed why the restaurant and its chef-founder, Dan Barber, achieved fame for this restaurant and its subsequent sister…