Tag Archives: food

New Idea(s)

Don’t worry everyone, I still like food… But this idea has been stirring about for a while now: what’s in a restaurant name? I blame my fascination with language, Japan and China for this.  You see, there’s no shortage of places … 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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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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Poke and Haupia (Hawaii, US)

I didn’t know much about Hawai’ian cuisine before my unexpected trip to Honolulu in 2008, except that I often noticed Mauna Loa macadamias on sale at airport duty-free shops.  There was something about burying food in the sand too, though … Continue reading

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What’s the Opposite of Yummy? Yummy.

Daybreak, Jakarta.  The scene: A supermarket at the Plaza Indonesia mall.  What’s on offer there?  Food.  Powdered milk is the norm in Indonesia, and I have a hunch part of the reason is that electricity is not always reliable.  Being … Continue reading

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But Really, I Don’t Need It: Jakarta’s Cobra Soup

I was walking down one of the most illustrious boulevard’s I’ve encountered in my travels, Jakarta‘s Jalan Mangga Besar, when I sat down at a street vendor for some gratuitous late-night food.  But this wasn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill street stall…unless … 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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