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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 9,019 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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[14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 8,802 views]
Barefoot BBQ: Southern Street Food

My awareness of street food came on gradually. The first time I can remember actually buying food from a street vendor was when I lived in Boston. I would occasionally take the long way to work, and as I made my way from the Green Line station at Boston Common down to Fort Point Channel, I’d pass a pretzel cart downtown, right in front of the Jordan Marsh department store. It was my first “real” pretzel – soft, salty and slathered in mustard.

Over the years, I got a little …

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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 9,567 views]
Westside Creamery at Sandy Springs Farmers Market

If you like your ice cream only a few steps from the cow, then you should probably head over to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market this Saturday (6/5/2010). The Westside Creamery will be launching their locally-sourced “farm to bowl” ice creams and sorbets at the Sandy Springs Farmer Market from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Sweet Tea Ice Cream

Their menu lists the following flavors:
mint sweet tea
Sweet cream infused with black tea and local fresh mint, we recommend a mason jar & rocking chair for this one
Local wildflower honey ice cream with …

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | 10,816 views]
Ha Roo Baghn Korean Bakery

If you don’t read Korean, figuring out the name of this restaurant is tough. The word “Bakery” is prominent, enough, but it’s hard to read the name on the sign outside, impossible when the logo is shrunk to fit onto their business card. I got the name off the sales receipt. On the other hand if the pastries are good and the coffee is hot, does that matter? And did I mention gelato?

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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | 6,348 views]
Mike’s Chicago Hot Dogs

If anyone should be writing about Chicago-style anything, it’s most definitely not me. As much as I hate to admit it, my only forays to Chicago have been confined to transfers at O’Hare…

I have, however, heard that they make some pretty tasty hot dogs there (along with a few other things). So this past weekend, feeling as though I had no energy to even walk (sleeping sickness, mono, who knows), I was suddenly struck with a craving for a hot dog. This is even more odd, as I grew up …

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | 18,329 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 | No Comment | 5,340 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 | No Comment | 6,824 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 | No Comment | 7,017 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 …

Cooking, Recipes »

[29 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 10,167 views]
Pain Perdu (French Toast)

I usually don’t eat breakfast, but occasionally I get a hankerin’. This time I was lucky and had a fresh loaf of milk bread from White Windmill that was just screaming to be made into pain perdue (most food sounds more impressive in French..).

Milk bread is dense, with a fine crumb and is perfect for soaking up the egg mixture without falling apart. I know, I should be looking up the details of what exactly milk does when you add it to a bread dough, but Harold McGee’s On Food …