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Ragù alla Bolognese: The Start of a Quest

by Karen April 15, 2011
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I feel like for a classic such as ragù alla bolognese (bolognese sauce) this post should start with an inspired story of my first authentic plate of bolognese. Bolognese, as the name suggests, originates from Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, a northern region of Italy that is home to rich soulful Italian foods like hearty ragus, […]

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Hong Shao Niu Wei (Braised Oxtail): Eating China

by Karen December 23, 2010
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I've completely given up.  I'd been trying to balance the holiday eating madness by showing a little discipline here and there.  But my mother's oxtail cannot be passed up let alone eaten with restraint.  It is love in a pot. online essay Happy Holidays! Serves 2-3 – 2-3 lbs of oxtail – 1 inch thumb […]

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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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Chili Con Carne: Eating Texas

by Karen October 29, 2010
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I couldn't be more in the spirit to cook a ranch-style dish like chili con carne this week.  After an amazing weekend in Zion National Park and a night on a buffalo ranch, I am really in the mood to make this truly western dish!  For a chili closest to what one would find in […]

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Empanadas de Pino: Eating Chile

by Karen September 17, 2010
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I was thinking about empanadas all week and how there are so many equivalent “edible packaged” foods around the world.  (Oh god, did I just admit that I think about food all week?)  Knishes, samosas, pasties, calzones…. the list goes on.  If all these cultures have invented similar dishes, you have to assume they’re all […]

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FoodBuzz 24×24: Smørrebrød (Open-Faced Sandwiches): Eating Denmark

by Karen September 8, 2010
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This week’s Danish lunch, sponsored by Foodbuzz and Electrolux for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, was attended by some of our gal pals from WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other).  WYSE is a national non-profit mentorship organization that partners college women with middle school girls.  All of us were were WYSE alumnae at UCLA […]

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Fry Bread Tacos: Eating America

by Karen August 6, 2010
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Navajo fry bread tacos are typically made by topping fry bread with ground beef, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese. In this recipe I’ve topped fry bread with Sonoran-style shredded beef, shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese and a simple tomato salsa, which is a little atypical but all components are prepared traditionally (Sonora is a northwestern state […]

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