From a giant 22-pound lobster to Korean barbeque to the biggest pancake you’ll ever see, this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast is all about our culinary adventures this summer.
Liz traveled to Nantucket where she feasted on beautiful scenery and delicious meals at Town, Dune, and Lola 41. She and hubby, Tim, stayed at a lovely inn called The Veranda House where breakfast was served daily and included a healthy trio of fresh fruit with a “shot glass” of mango or peach smoothie (followed by a choice of other yummy dishes including homemade granola topped with yogurt, bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, and brioche French toast).
She also visited Chatham, MA on Cape Cod where she ate at Vinings Bistro, the Chatham Bars Inn Beach House, and the Wild Goose Tavern … and saw a local fisherman haul in that 22 pound lobster! The final culinary stop on her tour around New England was Portsmouth, NH. They say Portsmouth has more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.! A few favorite eateries there included Pesce Blue, Colbys – where the breakfast portions are enough to feed a small army, and Popovers on the Square.
Janice and her family embarked on a 10-day road trip to Washington, DC to visit friends and family and tour colleges. The top two colleges from this tour were Haverford College outside Philadelphia and American University in DC. One of the culinary highlights was eating at Yechon, a Korean restaurant in Annandale, Virginia, where Janice and Don lived when they were first married. Sae Woo Gui (marinated jumbo shrimp) and Bul Gogi (finely sliced tender beef) were grilled tableside and wrapped in a lettuce leaf along with a variety of things such as kimchi. The Nok Doo Jun (mung bean pancakes) were awesome!
Cooking with friends was a fun part of the trip for Janice. At one meal with Don’s cousin and family, she made a sauteed savoy cabbage with garlic and ginger, beet and potato rosti, and the Cheesy Black Bean Burgers from our book. Everyone approved- even the kids!
One of the more exciting parts of the trip was a day spent at Terrapin Adventures in Savage, Maryland. This outdoor adventure park features a zip line, giant swing (can you say 2G’s of force?), Terrapin climbing tower, ropes course, and more. Thrilling, scary, but lots of fun!
If you’d like to see more photos from our various summer food adventures, check out the Culinary Adventures collection on our flickr page.