Thursday, July 31, 2008


So when I was in South Africa summer of 2006 I became addicted to rooibos. In particular, there is one brand of rooibos which really stood out as having the cleanest, most complex flavor.


Named the best new product of South Africa in 2006, this stuff is available NOW at Whole Foods. Get a bag and tell me you don't love it!!! And the best part of it is, it naturally contains NO CAFFEINE. Can you believe it?

Try it and let me know what you think. Treat it like a coffee substitute. Make espresso. Make cappuccini. Make latte.

Make love.

Wish you could have a sip. Oh wait, you CAN!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ciabatta 'N' Burrata

Sorry all my readers! I've been working incessantly for the past several months, but I am back with more snobbiness than ever!

Sometimes you just want a sandwich because you're just too lazy to cook, and other times you just want that perfect bite--a little bit of peppered salame, some burrata, some basil, some heirloom tomato...

This sandwich ain't easy to assemble. In fact, you have to really plan out your laziness. I don't know about you, but even I, Foodsnob, do not have burrata cheese in my fridge at all times. I've already written about a couple ways to enjoy this cheese, and so this is just one of the many ways.

For my sandwich craving, I toasted some ciabatta bread, rubbed it with garlic, then drizzled with my dwindling supply of Morgenster olive oil from Cape Town, South Africa. Then I layered heirloom tomatoes, peppered salame, basil and burrata, which I drizzled with more olive oil and gray salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

OK, so maybe this sandwich ain't for the lazy...maybe more for the crazy? In any case, it was mighty delicious, especially with a glass of Barolo wine. So next time you're too tired to cook, plan that a day ahead and make this fabulous sandwich!

Wish you could have a bite,