Meatballs Piled High

Lots of little meatballs piled high. 

Probably goes well with some nice long spaghetti and saucy sauce. 

Mix it up and serve it steamy hot.

Around the table, everyone dig in. 

Oops, don’t spill the sauce on your shirt.

Keep some Tums around for any after effects. 

It’s hearty meatball and spaghetti night. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Amazing Honey Chicken

Check out this amazing honey chicken from China Bistro (Kosher) in Hollywood, Florida. 

Crispy noodles underneath the delicious, sweet, succulent, and crispy chicken.ย 

This was, as they say, “to die for” – so, so delicious. 

As my father used to say, “It tastes like more!”  ๐Ÿ™‚

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Success, Israeli Cuisine Style

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, Success, “Israeli Cuisine Style.”

This notion of success and failure in life makes you think about not only the imperative to be successful in our lives, but also to question what does that success even mean and look like? Is success really the goal or is the journey with its growing pains and lesson learned the real goal towards purifying our souls?

When we read the Ten Commandments, we are reminded of what the foundational elements of success in life actually are all about: How did we treat others (were we compassionate and giving)? Did we behave as Menschโ€™s in our lives? Did we try our best to do the โ€œright thingโ€ by our fellow man and by G-d? If you can answer in the positive to these latter questions then maybe you have achieved real success, regardless of what any culinary chef or life maven would tell you!

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ah, German Chocolate Cake

Ah, that’s not a bad looking German Chocolate Cake. 

Pecan, coconut, and chocolate frosting. 

Wouldn’t mind some gooey fudge filing on the inside, a little more icing all around the outside, and some cherries on top.

 How can this be bad? ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Buddha Happy

This was a great big Buddha by the cashier in the vegetarian restaurant. 

He is, so to say, “fat and happy” (come on you can’t miss that belly)!

I think that’s the message the eatery is trying to get across. 

The only problem is that fat does not make happy; it just makes you want to lose weight. 

Then again, no really hungry person was ever that happy either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Spuds and Suds

Potatoes and trash, not a tasty combination. 

At least if you’re gonna do this, don’t show your customers! 

Maybe there’s a rational explanation (as in “Lucy, splain dat to me!”):

The potatoes fell on the floor, and the broom and pan where there to clean them up.

Hey, once you peel them, what difference does it make anyway! 

Yeah, sure that works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Donut Art

Who would have thunk it?

But donuts can be wall art!

Another interesting experiment may have been throwing the donuts against the wall.ย 

The jelly and custard splat with the chocolate and sprinkles smear might have made some new amazing masterpiece!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Meat On A Spit

Nothing like loads of meat roasting on the spit over a fire.

The fat drips and the meat is smoking and juicy hot. 

Is it the animal in us or do we just know good food when we see it?

Schwarma or a BBQ, you can taste it!

And it hits the spot right on like nothing else can.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)