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Cooking up a Thai feast with my fellow foodies at the International Center for Culinary Arts

Whoever coined the phrase “too many cooks spoil the broth” had evidently never been to a group cooking class. He had probably never experienced what it’s like to share all the tedious chopping and mincing chores needed to prep your … Continue reading

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Took Kerala to remind me that good seafood often comes in fugly packages

YEECH, THOSE THINGS ARE NASTY. That was my first (politely silent) reaction as a rickety old boatman peered up into our houseboat from his little rowboat below, holding a tray of silvery grey sea monsters that looked like they’d been … Continue reading

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Spicy Venue set my tongue ablaze…and I still crawled back to beg for more.

The name says it all – ‘Spice wimps, Beware.’ Andhra food can be some of the spiciest fare that you’d find across India, and Spicy Venue does full justice to tongue-burning tradition by serving up raw, unadulterated spice guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Weekend of indulgence: Cuban sandwiches, icecream, fried chicken, strawberry shortcake…

My weekend in Seattle was, excuse my French, a massive eating orgy. With my host-friend who knows a ton about food and the best local haunts, we crammed in as many awesome places as we could, with just enough travel … Continue reading

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FareStart, Seattle – changing the world, one yummy bite at a time.

I’d heard a ton about FareStart before coming to Seattle. In a nutshell, they train the homeless and disadvantaged to be phenomenal gourmet cooks, or acquire other kinds of skills relevant to the culinary industry. As a practical training ground … Continue reading