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…

Restaurant de La Tour: The perfect Parisian meal at the perfect moment

Today, the CD takes a much-needed reset at a small neighborhood restaurant in the City of Light (and City of Culinary Treasures). If you have visited Paris, you likely walked around the infamous Tour Eiffel in the city’s Left Bank and 15th Arrondissement. If you did so, you likely noticed quite the assortment of tourist-oriented…

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…

The diplomatic power of cheese

Though certainly the world has many regions and cultures that don’t relish cheese, for many of us, cheese can give us a sense of place and culture. Here, I wax poetic about cheese. Cheese is often seen as an indulgent additive to other foods, the rich topping that enhances the main or side dish, or…

Calling all Ambassadors: The CD needs you!

I’m hijacking this regularly scheduled post to make this request of you readers: Most of you have your own stories to share – the food adventures and discoveries, the memories of an experience and place – whether during travels or in your own backyard. Or perhaps you have a favorite recipe to share, one inspired…

Welcome to The Culinary Diplomat!

Travel the world without leaving your kitchen, and venture out of your comfort zone when you do leave home! Thanks for checking out the inaugural post of The Culinary Diplomat.   May the site inspire you to discover new places, tastes, and cultures and inspire you to create and share your own food adventures. Each post…