This time last year, I got a Fortunate You necklace from Tea Stain clothing in Sacramento. The fortune said: “You will step on the soil of many countries.”
A combination of wanderlust, luck and professional opportunity made that fortune come true in 2010.
I sampled fresh fish and explored new flavors in Russia as a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg State University.
We celebrated my birthday with ceviche on the beach in Ensenada.
Finally, I left my Sacramento newsroom behind and became the Newark Patch editor. In this Alameda County city, I cover news, politics, crime and other issues that matter to Newark residents. Plus, I have a chance to profile all the amazing food spots in Newark.
You can find rest of my album, â€œIn My Tummy: 2010,â€ on Flickr.
What do you think? What should I try next?
This week – I was hungry for white rice and home cooking.
I made my family’s chicken adobo and added kidney beans. Trust me – it works! The kidney beans soak up the soy sauce and vinegar broth. I think it pairs nicely with the chicken that has been simmering for about an hour on the stove.
My favorite part of this dish is spooning the thin, savory broth over white rice. Yum!
My comfort food comes in all shapes, flavors and complexities. Oddly enough, memories of my lola has me heating up a bowl of white rice and smoked cheddar sausage in the microwave.