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The Blog is Dead, Long Live the Blog?

Keep up with my food writing by subscribing to my newsletter Given that I've written on this blog at the snailish pace of one post a year for the last couple, it shouldn't be so hard to admit the thing is dead. But since I became a full-time … [Read More...]

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Originally posted on Food Riot, which has since shut down. There is no time that I'm happier than locating delicious food in foreign cities, exploring cuisines and delicacies that I can't find at home. It doesn't … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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...]

Blazing Cattle

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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...]

The Best of 2013

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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...]

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...]

Huckleberry Pie Ice Cream

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Little Nibbles: Good Taste Touring, Feasting, and Beasting

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