Category Archives: Condiment

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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Raita (Singapore)

Don’t you wish you had a portable diving board?  Which is to say, that’s ridiculous.  Which is also to say, I’m not feeling down on my luck, instead it’s an expression that I use every time I eat something so … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Label When You’ve Got a Stomach?

Growing up in New York and being introduced to a variety of cuisines helped save me from exhibiting a few untimely gasps when traveling overseas-  raw fish in Japan, multicolored “styrofoam chips” from Thailand and anything that moves in China come … Continue reading

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