From the monthly archives:

November 2010

Caesar Salad: Visiting Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s

by Karen November 29, 2010
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No, I didn't get the title of this post wrong.  That's right Caesar salad from Tijuana, Mexico– not Italy.  Okay, so if we're talking current distribution of where Caesar salad is most commonly found, it's probably the United States and every other major hotel/tourist attraction around the world.  But it originated in Mexico.  And doesn't […]

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Sunday Roast: Eating the UK

by Karen November 26, 2010
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The tradition of Sunday roast usually involves any kind of roasted meat, so I decided to go with a beautiful rib roast, but you can easily make a good roast with other cuts like top roast, just make sure it has a lot of fat marbled throughout.  If you buy a rib roast, ask your […]

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Yorkshire Pudding: Eating the UK

by Karen November 26, 2010
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Yorkshire pudding is something I always make with rib roast and is traditionally eaten with Sunday roast in the UK.  Similar to a popover, it is a simple wet batter that is baked in beef drippings in a large pan and cut up into squares or baked in individual popover pans (you can use a […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

by Karen November 25, 2010
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Thankful for family. Thankful for plentiful food. Thankful to be able to stuff my face shamelessly once a year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and good luck in the kitchen! (Image from here)

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Sunday Roast: Visiting the UK

by Karen November 22, 2010
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This week, families and friends everywhere in the States are celebrating Thanksgiving, a holiday that is all about gathering loved ones over the one thing that can do so between people of all ages and cultures: booze food. So why am I visiting the UK for Sunday roast the week of Thanksgiving?  Well, for two […]

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Sopa de Quinua (Quinoa Soup): Eating Peru

by Karen November 19, 2010
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If you’re not feeling well or just need something soothing, this soup is perfect.  It is incredibly easy to make, but I really encourage you to make your own chicken broth, which you can find a recipe and tips for perfect chicken broth here.  The recipe is really flexible so add whatever vegetables you like […]

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How to Make Chicken Broth

by Karen November 17, 2010
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This week’s dish, sopa de quinua (quinoa soup) couldn’t be easier.  That is, if you’re not making broth from scratch.  I’m all about taking short cuts when you can (my pantry is full of “Better Than Bouillon” and boxed stocks) but nothing quite replaces homemade chicken broth/stock.   Here are a few tips and a recipe […]

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A Tuesday Tidbit: Behind the Bombin

by Karen November 16, 2010
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I love exploring the mutations and adaptations that result when two cultures meet.  I especially love exploring this in food, but it manifests in other areas as well.  Take the bombin, the style of hat worn by women in Peru and Bolivia.  And if you’re thinking it looks distinctly British, you’re right.  It’s what some […]

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Sopa de Quinua (Quinoa Soup): Visiting Peru

by Karen November 15, 2010
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I don’t always make the healthiest dishes on this blog.  In fact, I’m often drawn to choosing destinations that will involve moo and oink friends.  Mmm nom noms.  But despite this, the majority of the week I’m eating very simple, healthy and mostly meat-free meals.  And one of my favorite ingredients to use is quinoa.  […]

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