Category Archives: Main Course

Fugazza (Argentina)

Given Name: Fugazza Alias: Not pizza Place(s) of Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina Place Consumed: Buenos Aires, Argentina Common Features: foccacia-style bread, mozzarella cheese, onions Background: My travel companion liked to frequently snack, in addition to sitting and having a meal.  … Continue reading

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Chechebsa (Ethiopia)

Chechebsa, or kita firfir, is a nauseatingly filling breakfast item from Ethiopia.  In one sitting, I’ve eaten six slices of a New York (pizza) pie in a sitting, obscene amounts of cheap sushi and half of a lemon- don’t be … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in Kansas City. I’m Talking About Eating Barbecue.

Let’s play a game. Heart healthy.  Which of the following do you not associate with that phrase?: (Oh, it’s my turn already?)  Salmon, exercise, the United States, barbecue, Wankel rotary engine. – Looks like the words written in bold are … Continue reading

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پولۇ Polo (Xinjiang)

From the portion size, you can tell they knew I was coming.  From the reused cooking oil, you can tell I knew what I was getting into. I consumed this tasty polo, better known to much of the world as … Continue reading

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If I Had My Way, I’d Stay at the Buffet

Nearly every Saturday during my sophomore year of college, my roommate and I would subject ourselves to a take-no-prisoners Indian buffet.  Was it good?  It had its moments, not the least of which was the grueling walk back to the … Continue reading

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Muchimhoe (Republic of Korea)

Given Name: 무침회* Alias: Muchimhoe Place(s) of Origin: Daegu, Republic of Korea Place Consumed: Daegu, Republic of Korea Common Features: Seafood (but not fish), gochujang* Background: I’d be hard pressed not to find a good meal from the Korean peninsula.  … Continue reading

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Language Problems, Volume 2: Once Offal, Twice Awful

If you’re wondering where Language Problems, Volume 1 can be found, here’s a bit of assistance.  But that entry wasn’t titled as such, because upon ordering what I thought was a foccacia sandwich, I saw exactly what was going to deceive … Continue reading

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