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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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糖葫芦/Sugar Fruit Skewers (China)

China‘s (冰)糖葫芦 (bīng)​táng​hú​lu are what you offer to someone who has grown tired of toothbrushes, floss and inevitably, having teeth.  Then again, if that person didn’t have teeth, how would he or she get these sugar fruit skewers down in … Continue reading

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Otak-Otak (Indonesia)

The smoky, heavily-spiced scent is popular at the ramps leading to Transjakarta bus stations in the Indonesian capital, and with good reason; the alternative odor is exhaust from the rest of the traffic.  However, there are many reasons not to … Continue reading

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Ascending Potato Mountain

Save for the photo itself, I have to give credit to an old friend for this one.  When she lived in Beijing, China the so-called potato mountain was a frequent visitor to her monogrammed chopsticks.  Ah no, they weren’t monogrammed, but … Continue reading

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