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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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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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Time for Tempura: Our Guest Post at Chow and Chatter

by Karen December 19, 2010
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When Rebecca at Chow and Chatter, a wonderful blog about food and travel, asked us to do a guest post we were thrilled to be part of her larger foodie community.  Check out our tips, photos and full recipe for light and crunchy tempura!

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Malata: Eating Mozambique

by Karen November 5, 2010
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This week’s dish is as obscure as it gets.  I always love cooking dishes I’ve never had nor heard of, but the problem with some recipes is that it involves ingredients that aren’t local to me.  For malata, the ingredients are basic and of course squash you can get anywhere right now.  I know what […]

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Moules Frites (Mussels and Fries): Eating Belgium

by Karen August 20, 2010
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Considered the poor man’s oyster, mussels are readily available, cheap and delicious!  A few notes on mussels before we begin. 1) Look for mussels that have been farm raised.  Wild ones are caught by dragging a net across the ocean floor, and most of them are very sandy.  Farm raised ones are cultivated on ropes […]

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