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I waited many years to finally try the Bone Marrow at St John. It was fine.

Eating London: I Screw It Up Again

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 matter if I'm traipsing through … [Read More...]

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The 7 Best Foods I Ate in Hawaii

Like so many of our trips, our Hawaii vacation quickly spiraled into 'research.' As in, I carted us all over creation looking for the best bites the islands have to offer. If you've been watching my columns on Serious … [Read More...]

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6 Books to Give Adventurous Eaters (Or, Let’s Be Honest, to Buy for Yourself)

Everybody and their monkey is putting out a gift guide, and obviously, I wanted to jump in on the fun with my own area of expertise: what to buy for people who love to cook and eat (or at the least, read about cooking or … [Read More...]

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A Salad for Salad Haters: Radicchio with Anchovy Dressing

Thanksgiving's over and holiday parties are getting started. With all that heavy food (not to mention the cocktails), even those who are not the biggest salad fans need to try to sneak in a vegetable or two. Not saying I … [Read More...]

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High-End Mexican Food: Izote, Azul, and Others

Part 3 of my food blogger's guide to Mexico: Fine Dining in Mexico City Did you miss part 1 or 2 of my food blogger’s guide to Mexico: Eating well in Mexico City (aka D. F.) and Mexico City: A dive into street … [Read More...]

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The Philadelphia Sandwich Scene

Not too long after I got back from my trip to Philadelphia, I heard a story on NPR about Philly residents wearing sweatpants more than people in any other city. It explored a variety of reasons: climate, influence of … [Read More...]

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Halloween Food: Piggy Coffins!

I'm a little competitive. Or, you know, a lot. Like to the point that when I meet another competitive person, I sometimes get really defensive that I'm the more competitive person. And that's probably happened more times … [Read More...]

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Where to Eat in White Center

I've repeatedly explained to people that some of the best eating in Seattle is in White Center. Which technically, isn't Seattle, so perhaps that's why people are so scared to venture down there? Formerly a piece of … [Read More...]

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Simple Summer Suppers: Broccoli and Bagna Cauda

Nobody ever believes me when I tell them the rain doesn't start until my birthday (October 7th). Summer ends at Labor Day, they insist. Nope, it's not true. As the center of the universe--or, my universe, anyway--summer … [Read More...]

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Mexico City: A dive into street food

Part 2 of my food blogger's guide to Mexico: Street food and Casual restaurants in Mexico City Did you miss part 1 of my food blogger’s guide to Mexico: Eating well in Mexico City (aka D. F.)? Street food is nearly … [Read More...]

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10 Tricks to Make the Lazy Cook’s Food Taste Better

I never clean up as I go. Rumor has it, that's what the cool kids do. That's what the organized, methodical, by the book cooks do. The people who clean as they go probably also set up their mise en place and follow … [Read More...]