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Vietnamese Comfort Food: Snacking On Banh Beo In Hue

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I can still remember the freezing January mornings when I would run into the local deli before heading to school, salivating at the thought of getting my hands on the only food that would begin my day on a good note. I would run past the line of people waiting for a steaming cup of […]

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When In Quebec, Eat Haggis

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today, people from all over are traveling everywhere. With such an increase in diversity, the common question is: where are you from? People want to know where your ancestors are from. It fulfills a not-so-secret curiosity, the same one that propels people to travel. What if you plate it for people? With, say, haggis. Curiosity […]

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Where Is The Best Pizza In New York City?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Few cities in the world are as inexorably linked to a particular food then New York City is to the pizza. Tokyo may be known for their sushi and ramen, Rome — Gelato; Edinburgh — haggis; Ho Chi Minh — pho, banh mi; Munich — bratwurst; Lima — ceviche; and countless others. But — minus […]

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Montréal: Have Your Pig’s Foot And Eat It, Too

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Growing up in the Ottawa Valley was not especially interesting. It was not as adventurous as Toronto. It was not laid back like Vancouver. It was, however, an hour or so from Montréal, the city that boasts bagels, poutine and dépanneurs with beer-stocked fridges. Being young, penniless and car-free, I never got the opportunity to […]

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Dining In Chicago Where “Pop Rocks” And Sneakers Are Welcome

Thursday, August 5, 2010

There is a deep, dark secret that many foodies keep tucked away in the depths of their food-loving souls. Actually, it is more of a psychological obsession that hijacks all decision-making functions when one comes face-to-face with choosing a place to dine. In my case, the infatuation usually surfaces during conversations with my husband that […]

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Finding America’s Best Barbecue Joints

Thursday, August 5, 2010

There are only a handful of things I credit America as giving to the world: spaghetti westerns, national parks, those stupid roller skate heel shoes, and barbecue. Let’s face it, America is a nation in its infancy, but one thing that we’ve got totally figured out is down-home, face-covering barbecue restaurants. The meat has been […]

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Banh Mi

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

As synonymous with Vietnamese food as the country’s signature dish, pho, it turns out banh mi is actually quite a new invention for this very old culture. What, did you think the rice farmers along the Mekong Delta were munching on French baguettes back before the 19th century? As the WSJ recently examined, the French […]

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The Best Weird-Ass Fruit In Asia

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When we conjure up thoughts about fruit, images like deep red strawberries, dripping-from-your-lips watermelon, and crisp apples come to mind. Yeah, that kind of stuff is synonymous with cooling off on hot summer days — in some parts of the world. In others, well, let’s just say we’ve all heard of the shenanigans that often […]

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The Emergence Of Global Cuisine In Madrid

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

When most food-loving people ruminate over “meccas” of global cuisine, cities like New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and Barcelona conjure instant salivation. Being a foodie is serious business, so for most, traveling to these cities for the culinary experience is not a matter of if, but when. In a recent article in the New York Times, […]

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Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let me just start by saying that when I was a kid, I had Guinea pigs as pets. Those Guinea pigs had babies. Those babies then had babies with their parents. Those babies had an odd number of limbs. Regardless of my pet’s incestuous behavior, I loved them. When my mom finally decided that it […]

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