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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience. “

– James Beard

Hi, I’m Tania deLuzuriaga, aka the Musing Bouche.

I’m an equal opportunity eater who enjoys catching fish, cooking for friends and consuming things I probably shouldn’t. It is a miracle I don’t weigh 300 lbs.

A few things about me:

  1. I prefer green bananas. Once they’re fully yellow they’re too mushy for me. I make a lot of banana bread as a result.
  2. When I’m at the stove, I tend to stand in tree pose.
  3. I drink hot coffee with milk only, but like my iced coffee sweetened. Same for espresso.
  4. I’m pretty adept at gutting and filleting fish. And I don’t mind doing it.
  5. The worst thing I’ve ever eaten is a raw sea turtle egg. It actually didn’t taste bad, but I felt terrible about it afterwards when I found out what it was.
  6. I like big red wines, and sparkling white ones. That’s it.
  7. There are only two things I refuse to eat: papaya and cold cut ham (the cheap kind). Papaya tastes like snotty dirt to me, and cold cuts generally skeeve me out.
  8. While I have nothing against dairy, I’m not a big milk drinker. Can’t remember the last time I drank a glass of the stuff. Ice cream and cheese are a totally different story though.
  9. I like to grill corn tortillas on the stove, directly over a flame. I’ve started a few fires that way.
  10. I adore baking cakes and hosting dinner parties. Want to team up on either? Drop me a line.

A former journalist, I’ve written for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Orlando Sentinel, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe. These days, I do media relations for Harvard University. You can read some of the food-related writing produced for my real job here and here.

When I’m not eating you’ll likely find me with my nose in a book, wandering through the mountains, or on the sea.

Contact me at themusingbouche-at-gmail-dot-com.

Confused about the name of the blog? Read this.

Other mumbo jumbo:

All text and images on this site have ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright (c) 2009-2014 by Tania deLuzuriaga.

I grant readers the following:

  • link to any post with attribution back to me
  • link to images with attribution back to me
  • download images for private use
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Cordelia Baumeister permalink
    06.23.2009 10:41 pm

    Hola my dear friend,

    I can tell that you have class just by the touch and feel of this blog (feels and looks like serious newspaper)… you are good!!!!

    beso and hug


  2. 07.23.2009 3:48 pm

    Much love from everyone at! Love the blog Tania!

  3. 08.06.2009 7:37 pm

    Love your blog and its name. My favorite place for the amuse bouche is La Morra in Brookline.

  4. Alan Schmadtke permalink
    09.19.2010 11:33 am

    Found your blog through Facebook! Really good stuff. That said, as I read: I wanted Part II of knife skills. And there seems to be no Part II (meats and fruit).

    And I will be trying that corn and okra pudding.

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