Traveling the World via my Stomach

Travel has always been a part of my DNA. Long before the adult gypsitis set in (yes, I made that up), and despite the fact that I was in a military family living all over the country and the world, I traveled through books. As a voracious reader, I went to the far corners of the world, soaked in the sights and sounds and learned about culture and history through the written word. At eighteen … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Carmit and Jacob of Hatchup

As Mr. Misadventures and I ramble along through the Southwest, the hubby is thoroughly (obsessively) involved in capturing it in images and I am thoroughly (obsessively) trying to its discover great local food stories via its people and its products. It became immediately clear when we entered New Mexico that chiles are a big thing. Huge.  With the state question being 'red or green' there is … [Read more...]

#SahaleInspired on the Road

I don’t think it was an accident that my first experiences with Sahale Snacks were at the airport. It was writing on the wall that I would one day become a brand ambassador! I used to pick them up with a bottle of water (or coconut water if I was lucky) for my flight. While airline food has come a long way, it still has miles to go. Most of the time the snacks leave something to be desired. … [Read more...]

Baked Bear in San Francisco – Custom-made Ice Cream Sandwiches

San Francisco has no shortage of really great ice cream establishments. In fact I'd say we're pretty much connoisseurs - we want unique flavors and fresh, local ingredients and we're usually willing to pay top dollar - or maybe it's just because we're used to it. Either way, we are definitely spoiled! But the great thing about San Francisco and its culinary delights, we always welcome more.  So … [Read more...]

Palate to Palette – Culinary Inspirations with #ExperienceBuick

This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. =============================================== Inspiration comes from everywhere. When it comes to travel food is what inspires me to choose one destination over … [Read more...]

Inspired by Sahale Snacks

I am so incredibly excited to announce a new brand partnership between Misadventures with Andi and Sahale Snacks. Over the next year I will be sharing my #SahaleInspired journey with you. And of course, I invite you along as well! You when it comes to working on these kinds of projects, I always like to share my own story with the brand. I was first introduced to these beyond ordinary nut mixes … [Read more...]

National Coffee Day

Oh this could be my most favorite holiday of all!  I am not a big fan of the "real" holidays, but I love the food and beverage days! Coffee has been apart of my life for a VERY long time.  I shared all the details in My Coffee Story. After you understand where my deep love of coffee came from you'll see that my other posts on coffee come from a position of authority! Hey, everybody is an … [Read more...]

5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco

September 1st marks the start of oyster season and, along with dungeness crab season that comes later in November, it is one of my favorite times of year in the Bay Area! We are lucky to have oysters all year round, but at this time of year we have far more varieties to choose from. I wanted to share my favorites so here are 5 places to eat oysters in San Francisco. And maybe, just maybe, if … [Read more...]

My 10 most memorable food experiences

There is no doubt I am happiest when I am eating. I love food. Food is life. It enriches the soul. I plan my next meal while I am eating the current one. All my travels around the world are remembered through the food experiences I have. It is one of the many reason's I am so jealous of Anthony Bourdain, I know from reading his essays that his life is not as glamorous as it appears, but I would … [Read more...]

Sandwich Travels

August is National Sandwich month! Despite not being a huge fan of sandwiches, there are many that I love around the world and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. France - my absolute favorite is ham and butter on a baguette, a classic.  When I first move to France I thought this was the most bizarre combination, that is, until I tasted it. Forget mustard. Forget mayonnaise. The … [Read more...]