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I’m Not Eating It Wrong

Originally posted on Food Riot, which has since shut down. “If the food goes in your mouth, you’re doing it right,” the waitress told us, in direct contrast to the instructions given by the ramen restaurant’s PR rep. It was refreshing to … [Read More...]

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Ten Things I Was Scolded for While Making Pierogi

Originally posted on Food Riot, which has since shut down. There wasn’t much ceremony to volunteering to make pierogi at Seattle’s Polish Home Association for their upcoming bazaar. Everyone else spoke Polish and was … [Read More...]

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Blazing Cattle

"Tickets go on sale in May," says the Burning Beast Facebook page. By the time the ticket-holding public entered Burning Beast, 200 pounds of beef had been taken from the rebar-and-steel cross and were resting quietly … [Read More...]

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Dumplings on a Seder Plate: The Closing of Green Village Restaurant

“You’ll tell them, right?” Wendy asked toward the end of the evening. She motioned toward the outside world, as if to remind us that there were still other people out there. We were the only guests in the tiny Chinese … [Read More...]

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The Best of 2013

I’d say that the reason my 2013 wrap-up isn’t coming out until mid-March of 2014 is because I had a food hangover, but that’s not true. Hangover connotes sick, ugly, gross feelings, and I have quite the opposite. … [Read More...]

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The Best! Taco! Ever! (Austin, Texas)

Subtitle: Five Reasons I Don’t Want to Tell you About the Best Taco Ever 1) FoodLibsTM: The Easy Form to Create Every Mediocre Yelp Posting Ever: I ate the best taco (foodstuff). I have eaten a gajillion (really big … [Read More...]

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The Feast Portland Top 10 Bites

I've been fattened up like a foie gras goose, and I'm ready to be rolled into the slaughterhouse. Only my version of the slaughterhouse is just a dinner made of brown rice, spinach, and salmon. A detox after a gluttonous … [Read More...]

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Huckleberry Pie Ice Cream

I don't love pie. There, I said it. It's out there now, hanging down like a dark cloud following a depressing cartoon character around. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike pie, I just don't find it to be the … [Read More...]

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Little Nibbles: Good Taste Touring, Feasting, and Beasting

Summer in Seattle is the greatest thing ever. There's even proof now, from Seattle's own weather celebrity. Because we're just a strange enough town to have one of those. I have been doing my best to not miss a single … [Read More...]

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There’s no Food in the House! Clean-Out-the-Fridge Meals

"There's no food in the house!" Is a common refrain in my house. Brett will look over at me, eyebrow arched in doubt. "I don't believe you," he'll say, reassuring me of his supreme confidence in my ability to make … [Read More...]

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The French—They’re Just Like Us.

Here in the U.S. there’s a general feeling that France is the star of the dining scene. Sure, we’re doing our best, and we’ve come of dining age, but the real masters, with their mother sauces and generations of … [Read More...]