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Caribbean-ish Shrimp and Squash

So the other day I was reading about tamales, as all normal people do in their free time, and I was totally intrigued by Caribbean tamales. Apparently, in Trinidad and Tobago, a Christmas tamale is stuffed with the unlikely mixture of … Continue reading

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Barcelona Baby!

Ahhhh Spanish food! Paella, ham, tortilla…. but wait a second. I didn’t eat any of that in Barcelona (Ok…except for that one paella…). So, is the cuisine of Barcelona actually distinct from the rest of Spain? The answer is, of … Continue reading

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Useless Tip of the Day – Cooking Rice

I’ve decided to start writing somewhat useless, somewhat rant-like, sporadic cooking tips when I’m somehow unable to write a “real” post. Here’s the first one; it’s about rice, what a surprise (I could’ve been really punny there and put surprice, … Continue reading

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BEST SWEET POTATOES/YAMS EVER

Everyone needs to make this NOW. Sadly, I can’t claim credit for this recipe. But it’s too good not to share. Here’s the link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/southern-candied-sweet-potatoes/ For those of you not inclined to copying/pasting links, here’s the recipe (serves 12): Ingredients 6 … Continue reading

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Hosting Thanksgiving in a Foreign Country

I love Thanksgiving. Let me repeat that. I lovvvvve Thanksgiving. Since most of my Christmases were spent with the Asian half of my family, Thanksgiving represented the precious one time a year when I could eat what most of the … Continue reading

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Black Forest Cake – “Schwarzwälder kirschtorte”

Schwarzwälder kirschtorte – literally “Black Forest Cherry Cake”- is THE granddaddy of cakes from the Black Forest region of Germany. (Please don’t mention German Chocolate Cake…it really isn’t German. Think about it – since when do coconuts grow in Germany?). … Continue reading

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