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[25 May 2010 | Add a Comment | 6,205 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 | Add a Comment | 16,929 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 | 5,201 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 | 6,686 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.