Archive for the ‘North America’ Category

Yo, tourists! Eat more Hawaiian food. Now.

Share   According to potentially unreliable internet sources, there are 64 McDonald’s restaurants, 27 Subway restaurants, and at least 15 Starbucks outlets in Hawaii.  I don’t mean to be cruel to America’s favorite chain restaurants–I am, after all, apparently enough of a McDonald’s expert to be cited as reference #58 on a Wikipedia article about […]

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#123-124 Iraq & United States: ouzi and the garbage plate

Share   Sometimes, I panic-eat. Buried in a heap of hastily-crammed moving boxes and facing the end of my time in NYC, I could no longer tell whether I was surrounded by a pile of valuable personal effects, or a decomposing mountain of trash that had inexplicably cluttered my NYC apartment for three years. I […]

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#0: Bella Rose Cafe and other surprises of Rockland County

Share   Most of the time, I focus my food blogging energy and digestive juices on obscure ethnic eateries in NYC.  But once in a while, I run across amazing food in unexpected places–like Des Moines, Iowa or Talkeetna, Alaska–and I feel obligated to share my surprise (and smelly belches?) with the world. My lovely […]

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#75 & #76 Lithuania and Mexico: holy elote

Share I really like eating international church and mosque food.  I ate an amazing meal last week at an incredibly friendly Norwegian church, and I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life in a parking lot behind an Indonesian mosque in Astoria.  So when I found out that there was a Lithuanian festival […]

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#0 Eating Iowa: fun with a deep fryer

Share I have a theory: pretty much anything tastes damned good when you dip it in batter and deep-fry it. A deep-fried hot dog surrounded in cornmeal? Delicious. A deep-fried Oreo cookie or Twinkie? Gooey and scrumptious, if you’re into that sort of thing. Deep-fried shoe leather? I haven’t tried it, but I’m pretty sure […]

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