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A Beginner's Guide To Roasting A Whole Pig

by Karen June 20, 2011
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It all started like most of my conversations with people. One night I was at my friends Mike and Ofelia's house sitting around the kitchen chit-chatting about food. Mike, who has the job I only dream of (he's a chef), and I talked through the night about different methods of cooking a whole pig. Before […]

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Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Breads)

by Karen June 7, 2011
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Cassava, also known as the yucca or manioc, is a tuber originally from South America and is a staple throughout most tropical places in the world.  This root is so versatile that it has been dubbed 'the bread of the tropics'  and is particularly important in many African countries where it is used in a […]

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GD Turns One: Celebrating with Key Lime Pie and a Giveaway!

by Karen May 25, 2011
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Globetrotter Diaries is one year old today! 365 days, 138 posts, and many kitchen disasters later, Valerie and I are still at it.  We’re so grateful to have met this little community of adventuresome globetrotters. Looking back on the very first post, I can’t believe how many “travels” we’ve taken.  Like many bloggers, I began […]

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Some Like It Hot: Shrimp in Aguachile

by Karen April 29, 2011
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For those that understand a little Spanish, you know that this dish is HOT.  Camarones en aguachile is a Mexican ceviche where raw shrimp is marinated in a chile-lime juice mixture, or aguachile (“chile water”).  Like most ceviches it is prepared with few ingredients and uses the magic of acid to “cook” the protein. how […]

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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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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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Say "I Love You" With Churros

by Karen February 11, 2011
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This churro recipe is from Suzanne Goin's Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table cookbook and while the dough is simple to make, you will need to have a large star tip and pastry bag.  Suzanne suggested using a number 4 star tip but I found that the grooves were too shallow, […]

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Buffalo Wings: The Ultimate Super Bowl Food

by Karen February 4, 2011
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It's that time of year again, America.  Football, beer and expensive commercials. No Super Bowl celebration would be complete without finger lickin' good buffalo wings. Forget every memory of them at Hooters or TGIFridays, good buffalo wings are delicious. I mean, its fried chicken wings covered in tangy buttery hot sauce. And if you haven't […]

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Red Velvet Cake: Eating the American South

by Karen December 17, 2010
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This week's red velvet cake is not the first one I've made.  I've tried several recipes in the past and wanted to try a new one this week, but I knew what I was looking for and luckily found something close in the The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook (I've made a few edits of my […]

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