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Philly Does Brunch: PFF

| August 21, 2012 | 4 Comments
Philly Does Brunch: PFF

So my best friend Derek and I are both from New York, and we both know that brunch is a staple of the New York weekend. But while he’s quite infatuated with brunch, I personally don’t care either way. That is, until I discovered some seriously scrumptious brunch in Philadelphia! Different spots in the city […]

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Spicy Is Better: Bolitas de Carne Picantes

| August 13, 2012 | 8 Comments
Spicy Is Better: Bolitas de Carne Picantes

Sometimes, what makes a dish so delicious, so decadent, and so amazing is its simplicity. Just a few ingredients, thrown together, creating the perfect melody of flavors and textures that just explode in your mouth. My grandmother’s quesillo, that is always thick, creamy and smooth with the perfect deep caramel flavor, my mother’s arepas that […]

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Xross Xulcture Xocolat

| July 12, 2012 | 5 Comments
Xross Xulcture Xocolat

Do you remember the first time you discovered chocolate?  No, not a Hershey bar, but real chocolate, dark, intense and with a billion notes tantalizing your tongue. Maybe not everyone experiences near euphoria when slowly letting a truffle dissolve in your mouth. Or absolutely gaping at the sweet sight of bricks of chocolate divided by […]

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Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas

| July 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas

Every one knows what an empanada is. It is a half moon fried pocket that may be filled with queso blanco, ground beef, sautéed shredded chicken, really anything savory, that is fried to a golden crisp. Many people remember their first time having an empanada. I don’t remember my first, as I grew up eating […]

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Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine

| June 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine

If heaven hasn’t got oysters and wine, count me out.  I’ll go to Cape Cod instead. Cape Cod is home to Wellfleet oysters, and a more luscious, firm but supple, textural and sweetly briny mollusc you could not want to find.  Add a lemon, et voila.  The particularly beautiful thing about enjoying these delicacies on […]

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5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

| June 28, 2012 | 4 Comments
5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

By now, most of you know my love and endless fascination for food trucks. From Durham’s Food Truck Rodeo to DC’s Truckeroo, I hardly turn down an opportunity to test out new ones and get some of my favorites. Which led to me to realize while I was last waiting in line for about 45 […]

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The Intersection To Beat – 20th and Sansom (Center City): Philly Food & Friends (PFF)

| June 19, 2012 | 5 Comments
The Intersection To Beat – 20th and Sansom (Center City): Philly Food & Friends (PFF)

While I was initially worried about cannibalization between these three hot spots in one of my favorite intersections in Philly, I have a feeling that each of these gems will have its own special niche. With a wide range of ice cream options for me, and food options for everyone else, it seems like all different appetites and taste buds might be happily accounted for.

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Make Real Good Food a Reality!

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Make Real Good Food a Reality!

Remember our incredible partner, Real Good Food, at the Bull City Food Exchange? They are such a hit that communities want to see them grow – but to grow, they need your support. Seeing as how we walked off with some amazing peanut butter chocolate treats, lemon honey, and met some great neighbors while at […]

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Smooth and Sweet Helado de Coco

| June 4, 2012 | 5 Comments
Smooth and Sweet Helado de Coco

Check out my food blog with more personal musings, First Generation Funk! When fruit is perfectly ripe, sunshine is bountiful and warm breezes define the day, I know that summer is around the corner. I think of the summers I spent in Venezuela, knocking sweet and juicy mangoes from the trees in our backyard and […]

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Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Not So Long Ago in France: Revisiting the Work of MFK Fisher

A few weeks ago, I made my bittersweet return to North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains from Burgundy, France.  I feel at home in both of these regions, so I hardly regret leaving one for the other. After my last several-month stint in Dijon though, I’ve started revisiting the writings of fellow Francophiles whose words continuously […]

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