Anonymous asked: Don't you ever feel awkward snapping tons of food photos in public or get too full from eating like 10 things in one go?
A fairly new restaurant opened just down the street from the Pho place I go to. It’s called Gyros House and the sandwich board on the corner has both English and Arabic advertisements. I immediately thought this to be a good sign, so I stopped in before work one day to try it out. It’s a fairly rudimentary interior with just a few chairs and tables. The decoration consists of an...
Oatmeal cookies with Orange, Cranberry, Chocolate,...
My mum is a baking mastermind. She makes the most amazing pies, the moistest brownies, the richest coffee cakes, and occasionally she makes cookies as well. As a baker’s son, I’ve always viewed cookies as a mundane thing that everyone does; I guess that’s just because the only baking I do consists of a batch or two of cookies. This time, her cookies ascended to a level of...
Anonymous asked: why are you such a dick>
Anonymous asked: I'm gonna set you up with another food blogger - she's a TEEN oooooh: this won't let me include a link but google "cannellavita" at blogspotDOTcom....her blog is also prettier than yours. no offense. have her over for a little espresso and maybe she could teach you the tricks of her blogging trade ;)
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Despite it being the beginning of summer, I’ve really had a craving for some hot chocolate. Of course, we all know the story: Moctezuma and the Aztecs just crushed the beans and frothed the mixture to make a chocolate drink. What people don’t know is that only Moctezuma liked it: it was so sour and spicy that most Aztecs hated it, except for their King. When Cortez came to conquer...
Anonymous asked: Comment on Obesity. We didn't have this issue 100 years ago, or even 50 years ago. Maybe our real issue is with lack of any real physical activity and the oversized food portions we now view as normal. A double cheeseburger, supersized fries and 32 oz. of pop is now viewed as average and expected. Yes, Europeans eat cheese, fat and wine on a daily basis but they don't eat HUGE amounts...
Turkish Pizza (Lahmacun)
I was really craving some good Turkish food, it being so nice and hot out. I vaguely remembered the Turkish pizza and how wonderful it was, but I couldn’t remember exactly what was in it. So I took it upon myself to recreate the taste of Lahmacun. There are many variations, but this Lahmacun is the classic version. Be aware, this pizza is not for those who dislike occasional pools of...
Anonymous asked: Whats your opinion on the obesity epidemic and the increasing trend of excessive food consumption in America?
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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
For my first meal back home, my mum and I decided to make some quick shrimp tacos. These tacos were delicious and really easy, a perfect way to relax after a hectic week (along with a few beers of course). The mango salsa gives a perfect fruity flavor to work with the spiciness of the chilies, and the whole thing is just an explosion of summer flavor. Plus, it was Cinco de Mayo, which is a...
My uncle and aunt came to visit last weekend, and I was tasked with finding a good restaurant to take them to. Being a poor college student, I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to have some nicer food than I would normally be able to afford, as well as to reap the benefits of having an aunt and uncle who are well versed foodies to help critique. I decided to take them to Veritable...
Anonymous asked: Does it ever occur to you that maybe you're not better than everyone else because you have "an enlightened perception of food"? Stop complaining about Bon slop. It's a cafeteria, not fucking gourmet. You're complaining about low-quality food then eat rice and Sriracha.