Travel & Culture
We all love to travel, and our backgrounds combined include (but not limited to) American, African-American, Arab, Australian, British, Canadian, Cherokee, Chinese, Haitian, Korean, Jordanian, Indian, Iranian, Irish, Italian, Liberian, Japanese, Mexican, Norwegian, Quechua/Wanka, Peruvian, Swedish, and Tibetan cultures. Here, we share stories and discussions about food cultures and traditions from around the world.
You already know my love for food trucks. Well, here is another one that is worth waiting in line for: Baguettaboutit. Hand-made sausages from Greensboro NC from Giacomo’s Italian Market are stuffed into half a baguette paired with in-house sauces. These aren’t just normal sausages stuffed with who knows what – they are the real […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A lovely bakery, Loaf, had started off with a stand at the Durham Farmer’s Market, and now… Durham has one new serious bakery. With its oven fires burning for hours, beautiful loaves and pastries emerge, including this perfect gougere. So happy to know where to get perfect artisan loaves, including their amazing Rosemary Seeded and […]
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.
Dal is a stew made with lentils, which is very common in every traditional Indian household. When a baby starts eating solids, an Indian mother will most likely give him mung dal, as lentils are extremely nutritious. It is rich in proteins and thus, an essential component in a balanced Indian vegetarian diet.