The Right Cuisine Food & Travel site is self-explanatory. You will find recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchen secrets to yummy your tummy. Travel topics are also included, especially those exotic places around the world where you can eat delicious food.

Right Cuisine started in 2008, joining a string of multiple websites which span the entertainment and news world under the “Right” brand. Sister websites in the entertainment division include Right Fielders, Right Television, Right Cinema, Right Bollywood, Right Fashions and Right On Music. Future sites in the entertainment division will include a photo gallery, teen entertainment website, and a site focused on celebrity babies.

In the news division, Right Pundits and Right Juris Law were joined recently by Right Cuisine. In 2008 we merged in Blue Star Chronicles, sometimes called Right Military for consistency. Future websites in the news division will include topics on history, science, and the arts.

Ideas for news articles are always welcome.




Editorial Board





Patrick McCain
Patrick McCain – Publisher / Editor-in-Chief

Patrick McCain holds advanced degrees in Business and Economics from the University of California. He is a published author and historian. McCain serves on corporate boards and is active in the non-profit sector and the Catholic church. He is 44 years old and currently resides near San Francisco.

His food expertise is in wine and Mediterranean cooking, particular Greek, Turkish, Tuscan and southern Italian styles.




beth shaw 3Beth Shaw – Managing Editor

Beth Shaw holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has worked as a psychiatric social worker, as a psychotherapist as well as administrative positions.

Beth is married and has two children and two step-children. All of her children are grown and are strewn out all over the world. Beth was born, raised and is living in Georgia. She has lived in many other areas of the country, but still hasn’t found anywhere better than Georgia. She comes from a long line of Georgians, knows that the South is one of the best kept secrets in the country and hopes it stays that way!

As you might expect, Beth’s passion is for southern cuisine, using her family’s secret recipes.







Other Staff Writers







joanne thomasJoAnne Thomas – Staff Writer

JoAnne Thomas was raised as a Navy brat and moved so many times that its hard for her to say where she’s from. She spent most of her youth in the deep south and is the oldest of eight children. She was the proudest Brownie and Girl Scout ever put on the planet in Key West from the mid 1950’s through 1961.

She attended Davenport College and Grand Valley State College in Michigan (now known as Grand Valley State University).

JoAnne has been married, divorced and widowed a few times. She has three wonderful children, two are Alex P. Keatons and the other is a clone of their mother from her rebellious youth and looks like Elizabeth Hasselbeck with brunette hair. She has grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 24. JoAnne loves the fact that her children have old fashioned values, great morals and feels they are true blessings in her life.

She’s 61 years old and has had a great life. She’s done it all. She has done everything from being a car hop on skates to being a go-go dancer in the 60s. She’s been a mental health advocate and an office manager in an accounting firm. She’s been a bartender and a waitress when times were hard and never asked for a hand out. She’s caused herself a multitude of life’s problems due to stubbornness and made a mistake or three along the way.

Through it all, she’s still got her spunk, attitude and darn great legs. And she sure can cook!









cathryn friarCathryn Friar – Staff Writer

Cathryn has a Master’s Degree and works in Public Administration. She currently owns Blatherings blog and guest blogs on others occasionally.

Cathryn is married and she and her family reside in the Pacific Northwest.









Carol JohnstonCarol Johnston – Affiliate Writer

Carol Johnston has been writing since she received a diary as a gift when she was in fifth grade. Over the years she has written human interest articles for numerous local and regional publications. She has a Masters degree in Education with additional work in reading education. She’s a reading specialist for an elementary school in Tennessee where she lives with her husband. They have two grown children and two granddaughters. Carol started her own blog, The Median Sib, in 2005 and went on to develop Cabbie’s Cooking as well. She joined the blog family in June 2008.

She also happens to be a world class cook!









Mandi Nulph
Mandi Nulph – Writer



Mandi was born in a very small farming town outside of Erie, Pennsylvania, but grew up on the sunny shores of St. Petersburg, Florida. Though she has spent most of her life in Florida, Mandi decided it was time for a change of scene and is currently living in Chicago. The majority of her time is spent working as a marketing writer for several websites, taking care of her many pets, and keeping up on her Hollywood gossip!

Mandi’s passion for writing and entertainment began very young. She was winning awards for her writing as far back as 4th grade, and her love for the written word has only grown since then. Her passion for entertainment began young as well, and she spent some time modeling and acting before working in marketing for a well-known independent record label.

She wanted to go to film school to further her love, but ultimately decided writing was where it was at, and she received her degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida.

The opportunity to write for such an amazing company filled with such compassionate and talented people was really a dream come true for her, and she can’t wait to continue to contribute to these great sites! Mandi can now be found writing on Right Cuisine.

You can reach Mandi via email: mandi dot blogger at gmail dot com