The visual aspect of food is a huge part of eating. We all learn to make quick visual “judgments” about our food, even if our other senses are tell us something contrary. As I’ve explored ethnic foods, I’ve learned to let that part go. A good presentation is still appealing, but not as necessary to […]
If you noticed a trail of cilantro down Buford Highway today – that was me. I’ve got to remember to tell them to leave it off when I order bahn mi. (I hate cilantro.) And yes, I was careful not to fling it on other cars….
FINALLY – mangosteens in the US! As far as I knew, I was going to have to wait for a return trip to Thailand. But no more – I found mangosteens (also known as Thai Fruit Crack) on Buford Highway (beware – at $6.99/lb, a small bag cost me $15). Mangosteens don’t have a long […]
This has to be one of the best pasta sauces I’ve ever made – no recipe, nothing fancy – it just lets the ingredients speak. 1/2 lb pork belly, cut into lardons (about 1/4 strips – skin and all) 1/2 onion 3 cloves of garlic, minced 5 or 6 Roma tomatoes – I combined canned […]
HX and I stopped by Super H Mart in Duluth after spending the day at Malaysia Fest (only 2 blocks off Buford Highway). A run through the seafood department had him jonesing for shellfish – and he was really pushing for conch. Not being a big fan of the snail/whelk family of scary things from […]