New Mexico #5: Top Tastes

by Zora O'Neill on July 9, 2010

I ate a lot of good stuff. There’s a Flickr set here, showcasing my post-trip belly. Highlights included: *Doughnut from a bakery on 2nd Street in Raton, NM It had all the crunch of a good cake doughnut, and all the airiness of a perfect yeast one. The bakery is this very bare-bones operation–a huge […]


New Mexico #4: Reading a Menu

by Zora O'Neill on July 6, 2010

I drove around in the middle of nowhere for quite some time: Chama, Tierra Amarilla, Cimarron, Clayton, Springer, Wagon Mound. In those places, menus say “Eggs” and “Steak” and “Side of bacon.” It’s pretty straightforward. So by the time I rolled back into fancy-pants New Mexico, where they use figurative speech and throw their adjectives […]


Happy Mother’s Day: Women in the Kitchen

by Zora O'Neill on May 9, 2010

So it’s Mother’s Day, and I should probably be calling my mom instead of writing on my blog, but it seems like a good time to first say thanks to the woman who made me eat salad every day when I was growing up. And also to talk about women working in restaurant kitchens. I […]

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Calexico with The Wandering Foodie

by Zora O'Neill on January 28, 2010

Before I get down to the nitty-gritty of my Thailand trip, let me just get you up to speed on the past week. So, I roll back into town, and it’s the middle of winter. That’s bad, but what’s even worse is that I have no appetite: American food seems pallid, bland and joyless. Peter […]