Paisha's French Miniatures Sampler
After a few months away from my best friend, Paisha, I finally had the chance to see her again. As we were at lunch (review of Monsoon coming soon), she pulled out of her bag a few treats from France. Knowing me, she knew my love of all things French, especially French food, and smuggled in a tin of pate de canard (duck liver mousse), a box of cheddar crepes, and a mini bottle of limoncello. ...
After being thoroughly inundated with Middle Eastern food, it’s hard not to eat a lot of Baba Ghanouj. It’s something of a way of life to many: almost everyone in Turkey had their own recipe for Baba Ghanouj. Some would add small hints of cayenne, others would swear by charcoal grilling, the list goes on and on. I even had a cook come out of the kitchen as I was eating my Baba...
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(Please forgive the stock photo; as un-photogenic as my Kibbeh was, I did the true food blogger thing and garnished the hell out of it, snapping a few dozen pictures from every angle, only to find that my memory card is too full of photos to accommodate any more, so I have no pictures of my Kibbeh. I promise I’ll make it again soon and take an actual picture to add to this post later. For...
This post has been a long time coming. Most gastronomes have their strong points: for some it is cheese, for others cuts of meat, but for me it’s soda. Yes, gourmet sodas were some of the earliest interesting food products I can remember really taking an interest in. My aunt is responsible for getting me into gourmet soda (she’s also responsible for my love of pot-stickers at age...
Oregon Culinary Institute
My grandmother came to town and took me out to dinner with a few of her friends. I would normally be skeptical of going to a restaurant that a bunch of old ladies would want to go to, but since it was the Oregon Culinary Institute, I felt a bit safer about the venture. Before I launch into this review, I must acknowledge the lack of pictures. I lost the USB cable that connects my camera to my...
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Swallowing My Pride
Over the past few months, I’ve been re-thinking my stances on food, and life. I’ve eaten at some really fantastic restaurants and had some exquisite food. But there were plenty of times I found myself grinning over a plate of mashed potatoes in the cafeteria with my friends, or with a $6 shawarma in my hands on the streets of Portland. There have been pizzas in the basement of my...