coming soon: incredible India

Happy lazy Sunday everyone!  It’s nice to be vegging on the couch this bright sunny morning with a hot cup of coffee, watching the tube and a shimmering Biscayne Bay stretch beyond my balcony in the distance.   Boy, it has been a crazy week… two kitchen interviews…  a coming-out blurb in the Herald…  birthday celebrations galore…   and cross-continent  BlackBerry messaging to put the finishing touches on my trip to India next month.  Three weeks from today, I’ll be departing for Delhi to meet up with one of my dearest friends whom I met abroad in 2000 when we were both studying in Florence.  More to come on that, including the itinerary and plans for reporting on food and culture while I’m over there for Kitchen Interviews.  It stands to be a jaw-dropping journey.  A huge shout out to my favorite Aunt Susan, travel agent extraordinaire, who hooked me up lickity split with flights.

But first, ahead this week on Kitchen Interviews (in addition to the thrill that will be preparing my taxes…)

Common Threads, numero due, Tuesday, March 24:  From fly on the wall to official volunteer…  On Monday, I’ll be helping the kids from William Jennings Bryan at the second Common Threads class at Johnson & Wales, under the capable instruction of Program Coordinator Melissa Cala.  Not sure what’s on the menu, but I will report back!

Whisk Gourmet Foods & Catering, Wednesday, March 25:  We venture into this comfortable Coral Gables nook for a Kitchen Interview with Owner Kristin Connor.  Topics include its homestyle menu overflowing with fresh and healthy ingredients from local and organic purveyors, and how customers also savor the intimacy of the place, where kitchen meets office meets dining room…

“Sunday Brunch Buffet”: All you can read of the week’s food headlines you may have missed, Sunday, March 29:  I’ll be starting a new weekly round-up feature called “Sunday Brunch Buffet,” highlighting what I think are the most interesting and notable headlines in the food world from the week, including the Sunday papers.  It will be written list-style for easy skimming, and I will embed hyperlinks to full coverage for each story. 

24/7:  It's so easy these days to get a passport photo made.  Thanks CVS!  I will need two of these babies to apply for my India visa to enter the country.  India does not allow foreigners to remain inside for longer than 180 days at a time, so if you plan a longer stay, you need a "multi-entry" visa, allowing you to go out and then come right back in!

24/7: It's so easy these days to get a passport photo made. Thanks Coconut Grove CVS! I will need two of these babies to apply for my India visa to enter the country. India does not allow foreigners to remain inside for longer than 180 days at a time, so if you plan a longer stay, you need a "multi-entry" visa, allowing you to go out and then come right back in!

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