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Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have spread their wings and launched an exploration of global flatbreads and the world of flavors that can be paired with them.

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Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

| April 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown: Who has the better macaron?

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Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

This meatball recipe comes to you straight from Florence, Italy, highlighting the best of Tuscan cooking.

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Paella in Spain: A Conspiracy

Paella in Spain: A Conspiracy

| March 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

If you’re visting Spain, you’re probably going to eat Paella. Don’t get taken for a ride!

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Mercat de La Boqueria de Barcelona: A Temple of Gastronomy

Mercat de La Boqueria de Barcelona: A Temple of Gastronomy

| March 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

The Mercat de La Boqueria, located in Barcelona, is a wonderful place to peruse and buy some of the freshest food the Spanish coast has to offer.

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McDonald’s – A European Oasis of Style? Really?

McDonald’s – A European Oasis of Style? Really?

| March 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

In Europe, McDonald’s has tailored the eating experience to be something very different than what we’re used to here in the United States.

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Seattle Food Trucks

Seattle Food Trucks

| September 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

Megan Gordon takes advantage of a lunch catered by Seattle’s finest food trucks: which ones are worth your time?

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Eating in China: A Whirlwind Trip

Eating in China: A Whirlwind Trip

| June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

After returning from a whirlwind trip to China, Megan Gordon details her top food destinations in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

| November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Like espresso, Vietnamese coffee is deep and rich, and a little goes a long way. What makes it really stand out though is its incredible buttery aroma and flavor. Add a generous drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and you have a habit that will be hard to shake.

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Minnesota Nice: St. Paul Farmers' Market

Minnesota Nice: St. Paul Farmers' Market

| August 16, 2008 | 5 Comments

I’ve just booked a trip that ensures that in less than a month, I’ll be happily winging off to my home state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is where I grew up as the pickiest of eaters, eschewing nearly every vegetable aside from corn and artichokes. (Don’t ask where my mother got artichokes in Minneapolis in the 70s and 80s. Or Pomegranates and avocados for that matter, but my mother was born and bred in Glendale, CA and she knew what she liked and she made sure she found it for us.)

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The Things We Carry: Portable Chopsticks

| November 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

When an old friend from high school picked me up yesterday in her sparkling rental car, we were still trying to decide between taking in a museum or heading toward some fun shops. And when she finally nixed an afternoon of art and culture, I was more than happy to direct her to one of […]

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The Communal Pot: Seafood and Soup among the San Juan Islands

The Communal Pot: Seafood and Soup among the San Juan Islands

| September 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Old friends and wedding parties and extended families have a way of creating memorable meals. Place them all in a gorgeous locale overflowing with fresh ingredients — say the San Juan Islands on the Puget Sound during the last weeks of summer — and even the simplest pot of soup becomes sublime. We were gathered […]

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Voodoo and the Top Pot: Doughnuts Galore

| September 15, 2007 | 5 Comments

Two weeks of camping has a way of simplifying one’s needs. Or, at least, it should. I must admit that I was rather taken with a supply run at REI’s flagship store in Seattle. Amazing what we can schlep along with us as essential gear, but gone are the days — thank goodness! — of […]

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How to Talk Like a Maine Lobsterman

| July 15, 2007 | 4 Comments

Nothing evokes special occasions like a lobster with drawn butter, but there was once a time when they were considered poverty fare. Fed to orphans, prisoners and indentured servants, lobsters from the Northern Atlantic did not appeal to early colonists. It took the canning craze of the 1950s to spread the taste of lobster beyond […]

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