Ethnic Confusion, Series

Ethnic Confusion

“Fusion food takes, as it’s starting point, the belief that any ingredient, from any part of the world, has the potential to be cooked and eaten.” ~ Peter Gordon

My extended-family’s ethnic origins span across many uniquely different countries, so why not embrace the differences and merge different cultures through food? In this series, “Ethnic Confusion,” I’ll be exploring recipes that share a common plate, but probably not a common ancestry. And because, quite frankly, the world needs more banh mi burgers.

Reviews, Series, Shopping While Hungry

Shopping While Hungry

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ~ Erma Bombeck

My recipe for instant happiness: twenty bucks, a grocery store, and an empty stomach. In this part-review, part-adventure series, “Shopping While Hungry” will feature what happens when I shop with an open mind and an appetite. No grocery store is safe…especially you, Whole Foods.

Imitation Creation, Series

Imitation Creation

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Like my fellow Shaw said, one of the best ways to learn about food is to try and recreate it. In a series of “Imitation Creation” posts, I’ll be attempting to recreate some of my favorite dishes that I’ve come across while traveling, watching TV, or from not-so-secret family recipes.

Future posts will include Wayfare Tavern Fried Chicken, Avatar’s Pumpkin-Chicken Enchiladas, and the ever-comforting Boudin Bakery Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup.