From the monthly archives:

March 2011

OMG, DIY BLT!

by Karen March 28, 2011
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The other day, my sister and I were quizzing each other on our knowledge of internet shorthand after she told me she had just found out what TTYL meant. After poking fun at each other's lack of lingo-savviness, I realized that our vocabulary was slowly being taken over by a slew of convenient acronyms– well […]

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Sabzi Polo Mahi (Herbed Rice and Fish) for the Persian New Year

by Karen March 21, 2011
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Another season is upon us and with it a new year. Nowruz (Persian New Year) marks the first day in the Iranian calendar and the start of spring. Quite appropriately, the celebration of this holiday is filled with symbols of renewal and life. Sabzi polo mahi, a dish traditionally eaten on this day, is infused […]

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Irish Brown Soda Bread

by Karen March 14, 2011
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Despite the popularity of Saint Patrick's Day around the world, few of us really know the origins of this Irish holiday. ¬†For Americans, March 17th seems to be a day that commemorates¬†leprechauns, shamrocks, heavy drinking and creative uses of green dye (did you know the Chicago River is dyed green each year for the celebration?!). […]

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Jambalaya: Son Of Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun On The Bayou!

by Karen March 8, 2011
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It’s no secret that I am fascinated by food pathways and histories; where dishes originate, how they get transmuted, and how we experience them. Jambalaya, a classic Louisiana creole dish, seems to be another perfect illustration of food’s journey. The dish is a one-pot-wonder that is typically made with chicken, ham, sausage, seafood and rice. […]

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