Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Culinary Critique on Detroit’s Hudson Cafe

Hello everyone.  I hope that everyone had a “Sensational Sunday.  Looking for a great place to have brunch with some amazing friends today, I decide to eat at the Hudson Café located in Detroit on Woodward.  

The atmosphere was very alluring and the décor…lofty. The host was very patient and gracious. The menu was filled with multiple delectable selections. In-fact, there was so many to choose from that I was having a challenge with making my mind up. Finally, I decided on the Chicken and Waffles.

The fried chicken was crispy, full of flavor, and very tasty.   I was so happy that it was not over cooked, nor, too bland. The Waffle well…it was pretty good; however, I’ve had better.  Having an acquired taste for sweets, I expected more of a sugary taste.  I still very much so enjoyed my selection.  People if you looking for a place to get breakfast or brunch on a Sunday, it’s a must you go to eat at the Hudson Café.  I’ll definitely be coming back.    


Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey Discovery in Iran by Sigrid Fry-Revere

When it comes to the medical field, I by no means am an expert.  In fact, after seeing my mom conduct an Ivy procedure on a patient over fifteen years ago, I knew it wasn’t for me. This is why when selecting a career or profession, one should feel passionate about their work.  Sigrid Fry-Revere loves the work she’s doing!  This woman loves it so much that she conducted a study in Iran…a place that has very little regard for the American way of life.   

Leaving her husband and children behind to make this journey, Fry-Revere discovers that Iran, a country where the average salary annually for an individual is $3000, may possibly have the solution to the Kidney shortage in America.  Traveling through various parts of this country, she immediately adapts to the cultural and mandated customs.   On her journey, she makes many discoveries about kidney supply and demand, the history and cultural of Iran, and “rights” as they apply to women.   

I must say, my favorite parts of this book are the actual documentaries.  The responses from both male and females from Iran and the United States in regards to kidney transplants and donor ship were very informative.  I will never forget “Steve’s Story.”  Not only did I learn a lot about the statistics of renal failure, I also learned who qualifies as an “Idea Donor” in America.    Way to go Sigrid!  Your book one day will be used to help the World solve its Kidney Transplant Epidemic.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Culinary Critique on Detroit's Vegan Soul

Okay, everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I am a carnivore.  This does not mean that Detroit’s Culinary Critique Diva is not willing to branch out.   This weekend, I did just that and ended up in the restaurant that everyone within the south east region of Michigan is taking about.   The eatery I’m referring to is none other than Vegan Soul located on Agnes Street in Detroit.

There’s nothing like assertive timely customer service.  By the time I could reach the door, a server had eagerly greeted me.  Napkins and ice water were placed upon my table without a request. Atmospheric wise, the environment is serene.   The waiter and I laughed at the fact that I had difficulties opening the menu which contained various delectable items to choose from.  In the mood for some down home cooking, I ordered, “The Soul Platter.”  Leary of not being satisfied by a meal not containing meat, oh how was I wrong.

People the corn bread was mouthwatering. The GREENS were some of the best I’ve had period.  Yes, they were seasoned to perfection without any meat.  My macaroni was gone within five minutes.  I couldn’t believe that with just  a plate of vegetable’s and starches that I, one of the greediest people I know was full and needed to take a dogie bag home.   Whether you eat meat or not everyone, you’ve got to try Vegan Soul and select a desert choice while you’re at it.