Post-Thanksgiving Reflections

Ready for the table . . . The bird is now bones, the cranberry has been relished, and I'm stuffed. It's the morning after Thanksg...

Lament for Lost Merienda

Merienda, n: (me-ryen-da) an afternoon snack or light meal An interlude. Sweet. Fleeting. Satisfying. Afternoon assignations filled with ...

This Little Pilgrim Went to Market . . .

. . . Whole Foods Market, that is, and she ordered a complete, ready-made Thanksgiving dinner. Then this little pilgrim went "Whee...

What's On Rice: Greek-style Shrimp and Feta

A comment left by Indochine Kitchen on " Identity Bites, Part II " made me think about how a society's food and foodways se...

Identity Bites, Part II: Empanadobos

This is the (rather tardy) second part in a series about food and ethnic identity, from a Filipina-American's perspective. Read Part I ...

Save the Bake Sale!

Proving that the Law of Unintended Consequences  is alive and well, I came across this story in the New York Times online: November 10,...

What's On Rice: Spiced Lamb and Black-Eyed Peas

I remember my very first taste of Indian food during the summer of 1995 when a co-worker took me to a small restaurant across the street ...

Kudos to Jamie Oliver

Chef Jamie Oliver (Photo credit: Scandic Hotels/Flickr )** Chef Jamie Oliver, who used his celebrity status to focus attention on the n...

Identity Bites, Part I: Lumpia

This is the first in a series about food and ethnic identity, from a Filipina-American's perspective. Read Part II and Part III , too! ...
 

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