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tonight: clams with white beans and fennel

“I’m serving burrowing marine mollusks that live in the mud for dinner. What to come over?” If you received this text from me, you might politely ( 547 more words


La Molisana pasta bash puts Italy's favorite food in Rome train station

I remember going to grand openings in America. They were all based on bribes. They invite you into a shopping mall and give you a few items of free merchandise, most of it worthless (I think I used the martini glass sleeve as a door jam). 1,055 more words

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Food review: Uoriki Kaisen Sushi

We visited Uoriki Kaisen Sushi on Christmas Day last year. After celebrating Christmas at Tokyo Baptist Church, we straight away went to Tokyu department store nearby Shibuya station. 322 more words


Food and Personalities

I enjoy reading titles on bookshelves. I want to know what people are reading; it’s a question I frequently ask. Similarly, I like to know what my friends and family have to eat when they go to a restaurant, host a dinner or are dinner guests. 224 more words


inky-purple prune plums

My family has a small farm in the lush Willamette Valley. Cows, pigs and chickens used to roam the fields and woods. A garden the size of a city block (or at least that’s how I remember it) produced enough to feed everyone and their neighbor. 281 more words


In Sicily: In search of the world's best cannoli

CROCCI, Italy — It was Columbus Day Monday, that day when Americans argue over whether Italy’s finest explorer, Christopher Columbus, discovered America or was it the indigenous people who were already there. 1,235 more words

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Whatever Chaumien

Rice is my all-time favourite, but when it comes to cooking for myself after a day of work, noodle is a lot quicker.

A plate of chaumien can be put together with whatever ingredients you fancy. 145 more words

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