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Chocolate Ganache

[RECIPE]
Decadent Chocolate Ganache

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Apr 21, 2014

It’s not uncommon to see avant garde dessert combinations on gourmet menus. Some work. Others baffle. I attended a food truck fair where a... Read More

wine grapes

Grape Funk:
A Wine List You Can Groove To

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Apr 08, 2014

For those of us who dismissed South Africa’s Pinotage (Pee-no-taj) as metal-hard and inaccessible, rediscovering Pinotage was like rediscovering Bob Marley in the Wailer... Read More

5 Ways to Curb Your Sexual Appetite

5 Ways to Curb Your Sexual Appetite

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Jul 12, 2013

A friend, who is in the middle of a Lifetime Movie Network-style break-up, recently shared the gory details regarding a tryst she had with... Read More

‘My New F-Word’

‘My New F-Word’

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Jul 08, 2013

I love to eat. For those who know me well, two hours without food and I become Linda Blair in The Exorcist. While I... Read More

Dark Like Kali: The Black India Experience

Dark Like Kali: The Black India Experience

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Apr 10, 2013

It was November and the thick Indian air wrapped my face like a wool blanket. My first whiff of Mumbai transported me to Kingston,... Read More

Sanctified Love: Are Children of the Church Sexually Buckwild?

Sanctified Love: Are Children of the Church Sexually Buckwild?

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Feb 18, 2013

“Freaky like the daughter of a pastor,” Common emceed in his 2005 concubine ode, “Go!”—only one of several musical references to the infamously torrid... Read More

Sanctified Love: Are Children of the Church Sexually Buckwild?

Sanctified Love: Are Children of the Church Sexually Buckwild?

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Feb 18, 2013

“Freaky like the daughter of a pastor,” Common emceed in his 2005 concubine ode, “Go!”—only one of several musical references to the infamously torrid... Read More

[RECIPE]’Pass the Dutchie’ Mac and Cheese

[RECIPE] 'Pass the Dutchie' Mac and Cheese

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Sep 28, 2012

For years, I was a macaroni misfit as it seemed every recipe I tried ended in a dry, hard concoction. It’s taken me eight... Read More

[RECIPE]Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Pikliz

[RECIPE] Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Pikliz

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Jul 16, 2012

Whenever I’m gourmet squatting, meaning I’m on a super-tight budget, but my palate is not, I go to the local, gourmet shanty spots. If... Read More

Confessions of a Wine Snob

Confessions of a Wine Snob

by Dinkinish O'Connor   Jul 10, 2012

I’m a traitor. I’ve become a spoiled wine brat. I used to be the $15-and-under wine adventurer who proudly lived on Côtes du Rhône,... Read More