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Author Archives: Blanca Valbuena

About Blanca Valbuena

I am one of the co-founders of FriendsEAT. Obviously, I love to eat. Other passions include A Song of Ice and Fire, Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, and Aldous Huxley.

Top 3 Ice Cream Shops in Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena is hot. It’s hot and humid. Thankfully, its nights are cooler and there are tons of gorgeous ice cream shops around. We spent an entire month in Cartagena and ate lots and lots of different ice creams. These were … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Rushton Smitherman’s Gingerbread Man Cocktail

Rushton Smitherman raises spirits and glasses at Coal Fired Bistro. His cocktails are known to be a reflection of both the classic Italian food served at CFB and of the speak-easy Prohibition era which inspired the restaurant. Rushton loves to … Continue reading

Colombian Arepa de Queso Recipe

Colombia (and Venezuela) are known for their arepas. In Colombia (where I was born) there are regional varieties that are as different as the people in the country. We basically eat arepas with everything. They make an awesome breakfast, they … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Chris Montero’s Mac n’ 3 Cheese

Chris Montero and his family are New Orleans institutions. His heart belongs to New Orleans and the kitchen. If you ask Chef Montero where he went to culinary school, he’ll quickly answer “The French Quarter!” Montero’s career began at Ralph … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Jonah Kim’s Maryland Crab Okonomiyaki

Chef Jonah Kim of PABU Izakaya, was named a Semi-Finalist this year for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. His modern Japanese Pub is modeled on Okonomiyaki, a popular street food, often described as a Japanese pizza. A … Continue reading

Le Miccine Winery -Chianti Classico Winemaker Paula Papini Cook

When you first think of the wines of Chianti Classico, a chipper 29-year-old Canadian woman may not come to mind. This is just one of many surprises you will encounter in Chianti. Innovative winemakers like Paula Papini Cook should definitely … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Adin Langille’s Lamb Boti

Junoon is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and I was thrilled when they received their well deserved Michelin star. It is a great value (check out their amazing lunch deal) and the food and service always over-deliver. I … Continue reading

Fall Recipe: Bill Staley and Hayley Mason’s Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Bill and Hayley are known as the go-to source for information on the Paleo diet. They started off with The Food Lovers Primal Palate in 2010 and are now the bestselling authors of “Make it Paleo,” “The 30-Day Guide to … Continue reading

Mochidoki Review

I’m a HUGE fan of Mochi ice cream. If you’ve never had Mochi, you should. It’s a Japanese dessert made up of Mochi (a pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. It’s the perfect size so you don’t feel … Continue reading

Chianti Classico: The Ultimate Wine Lover’s Destination

I grew up in a New Jersey town where a large percentage of the population was Italian. Seeing backyards full of grapevines was not an uncommon sight. Wine was made in garages and bottles of Chianti bought at stores usually … Continue reading