Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cow Jam (Egypt)

In December 2013, I paid a second visit to the chaotic Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo, Egypt.  It’s a mess, but it’s a centuries-old mess, so…partial credit.  The first time I went was in January 2007, but a local friend … Continue reading

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It’s Food. You’re Supposed to Eat It.

Is it food?  You might ask that question at a buffet, or in-flight or just to tease your friend.  But can food be art?  I’m not sure, because I’m too busy eating it. How about that?  Is that art?  No, … Continue reading

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Kumis (China)

Given Name: Kumis Aliases: Koumiss, ayrag (Mongolia), 马奶酒 Place(s) of Origin: Central Asia Place Consumed: Ürümqi, China Common Features: Raw mare’s milk drink fermented by frequent stirring/churning Background: Traditionally, kumis was consumed from a horse-hide vessel.  The inventors) must’ve really … Continue reading

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