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…

Karma Modern Indian: Edible Art with South Asian flare

It’s definitely nowhere near your average Indian restaurant. Washington, DC’s Karma Modern Indian is one of DC’s newest fine dining establishments, which just happens to emphasize the flavors of India and South Asia as it plates craveable, edible works of art. It somehow manages to pull off an understated opulence that shatters expectation. OK, so…

The Willows: When a cheeseburger alone just isn’t enough

Yes, your eyes didn’t deceive you. That featured photo was neither your standard grilled cheese, nor your standard cheeseburger. It is an insane, lusty menage a trois wherein two textbook American grilled cheese sandwiches surround, yet manage not to completely overwhelm, a meaty cheeseburger. Yes, what I’m describing is food porn and nearly almost is…

The Indecisive Foodie’s guide to Vancouver, BC

What’s an indecisive foodie to do when visiting a new city? Happy hour hop! Follow me on a romp through some of Vancouver’s best happy hour spots, where locals, business travelers, and tourists alike can sample some of Vancouver’s great dishes, cocktails, beers, and wine – all while sticking to a budget. My first trip…