[17 Jun 2010 | Add a Comment | 8,873 views]
Bulgogi Meatballs

Sometimes, you just need to screw around in the kitchen. Sometimes, screwing around in the kitchen generates a lot of bulk waste for the trash bin. Sometimes boredom, distraction and a bit of Korean seasonings produce a bastard love-child that kind of works…

Bulgogi Meatballs

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[20 May 2010 | Add a Comment | 17,596 views]
Mid-East Food Festival in Atlanta

I saw a flyer for this festival this week when I visited Leon’s International Grocery for Orange Blossom water. If you have never tried Middle Eastern food, you are in for a treat. The cuisines of Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the rest of the Middle East are among the oldest. Development began with the dawn of agriculture and was established before cookbooks were even thought of. It is among the most delectable cuisines of the planet and has influenced the world.  This …

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[7 May 2010 | Add a Comment | 5,258 views]
Degustar in Pictures

Escabeche de Pescado
From the pictures, you’d be excused for thinking this was a Peruvian festival. This just happened to be my first time trying food from Machu Picchu in more than 15 years. I didn’t like in on my first visit. What I tried at the festival blew me away. The escabeche was by far my favorite, followed by the Peruvian tamale (surprising, given my obsession with papas a la Huancaina). Yes, there was a lot of food there, from many other countries – I was just too busy eating …

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[4 May 2010 | Add a Comment | 6,757 views]
Crazy Cuban – D’oh!

I’ve learned that the rule of thumb in ordering a Cuban sandwich us to ask the provenance of the bread. Even if you’re not entirely satisfied with the answer, this is your warning shot across the bow that they had better step up to the plate.

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[2 May 2010 | Add a Comment | 6,938 views]
Yo, Food Network. I got my eye on you.

OK, so I got a little heated in my diatribe against the Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” the other day. While I did get some positive comments, I know that it’s easy to dismiss me as yet another food blogger on some negative rant, hoping to get lots of page hits by being an ass. Well, I know from experience – rarely do my rants glean a high number of hits. Most readers can’t be bothered. And I can’t say I blame them. And I’m not ranting for page …