Hi! My name is Matt Armendariz and I'm a man obsessed with food, drink and everything in between! I began blogging at the end of 2005 to share my experiences in the food business and all the behind-the-scenes moments. I never knew what began as a labor of love would lead me to so many amazing culinary experiences and I'm delighted to share them with you! Irreverent, goofy, but always delicious!
Highlights from our recent trip to Peru with LAN Airlines. Today is all about Cusco and Urubamba.
Urubamba, Sacred Valley Of The Incas The largest town in the Sacred Valley Of The Incas, Urubamba is only an hour away from Cusco and makes a great stopping point in acclimating yourself to the area. Miles and miles of scenic pastures, blue and purple mountains, and sun and fog illuminate the ancient valley, which is nothing short of breathtaking. There’s not much to do here other th
Highlights from our recent trip to Peru with LAN Airlines. Today is all about Lima!
Central Central dances within the top 10 of best restaurants in the world, depending on who you ask. Chef Virgilio Martinez’ creative use of local ingredients reflects the abundance of indigenous ingredients available to Peru, while the plates conjure up ideas from the forest floor all the way up to the mountains. The clean sleek room and glass-walled kitchen make for a modern multi-course experi
Verdant hills as colorful as the textiles. Miles and miles of coastline. Altitude that stops you dead in your tracks. Ceviche and pisco. And even more pisco. Of course I can only be talking about the magical land of Peru, which I was fortunate enough to visit last month with my partners-in-crime, Adam and Gaby. We were in South America once again with LAN Airlines on a mission to discover and explore the gastronomic capital of Lima before heading to Cusco and Machu Picchu, all the while
So excited to share this! Today we’ll be heading to Peru with LAN Airlines to eat and drink our way through Peru. Check back in a week or so for an entire round-up, but if you’d like to follow along (and I so wish you would!), make sure to follow me on instagram and snapchat!
Hi friends! Hard to believe it’s been a few months since posting, but I wanted to tell you that I’m here! In fact, I didn’t really go anywhere, I’m still out and about! Keeping busy with work, preparing for a great summer filled with tons of backyard bbqs and cocktail hours, and some upcoming travel to Hawaii, Peru, Dubai and the South Pacific. Whew!
But I think we should really stay in touch.
If you’re a snapchat user, please feel free to add me and I shall do the same! I’ve
Hi friends! Happy 2015! I almost forgot to share this quick video I made with my bff Gaby! I’ve been dabbling with video lately, there are a few things I’m excited to share when I can, but in the meantime this should be a tasty kick off for Superbowl, yes? As always, you can find some deliciously brilliant recipes at What’s Gaby Cooking, and three words: Parmesan Pretzel Knots. Yes, please.
Gaby Guacamole Master 15 seconds final from Matt Armendariz on Vimeo.
Day 31 of 31 Days of Pie is Gaby’s S’more Pudding Pie, via Joy.
Well here we are at the last day of our 31 Days Of Pie. I won’t bother with a count, but I’m sure there were dozens of eggs, pounds and pounds of butter, endless calories, and tons of wonderfully sweet moments throughout the month. I don’t know about you, but I’m beyond excited to ring in 2015 and see all the wonderful things it will bring. I saved this pie for last because I think it’s one of the most beautiful pies I’ve
Day 30 of 31 Days Of Pie is a lovely Key Lime Pie from America’s Test Kitchen.
Our 31 Days Of Pie is drawing to a close, and yes, I am sad to see it go! Will we stop making pies? Never. Will we take a quick break from them? Most likely, but I’m sure it won’t be long. Today’s pie comes from America’s Test Kitchen, and happened rather last minute as we looked at the calendar and realized we made 30 pies, not 31, over the course of the month. We were at home enjoying down time and not at
Day 29 of 31 Days Of Pie is Lemon Meringue Pie from Kate McDermott, Art Of The Pie.
I refused to let our 31 Days Of Pie go by without one Lemon Meringue. Of course, it’s not just any Lemon Meringue, but a Lemon Meringue from Kate McDermott’s grandmother Geeg. It’s a perfectly balanced pie which earned her the title The Queen Of Lemon Meringue. It’s certainly majestic and for me I’ll never need any other recipe for a lemon meringue. Thank you so much Kate for being you! And to Geeg, to
Day 28 of 31 Days Of Pie is a Deep Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie from Martha Stewart
Let’s call this pie what it really is: A Majestic Pie. It combines a few favorites (pumpkin! meringue!) into a towering holiday beauty. And even after photographing a month of pies I did manage to oooh! and aaaah! a few times over this. It’s as beautiful as it is flavorful, and this baby is going into our standard pie rotation. Deep Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie from Martha Stewart