Thoughts From A Foodie

Why don’t Snickerdoodle cookies taste anything like Snickers candy bars?  

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Marshmallow Fluff and the Birth of Impressionsim

American Dessert MARSHMALLOW FLUFF INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ⅔ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater (with whisk attachment […]

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Montenegrin Burger and Pac-Man, Which Came First?

Montenegrin Entree MONTENEGRIN BURGER (Pljeskavica) INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 1 small onion (1 more small onion later) 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground lamb 2 teaspoons paprika ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ […]

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Tuna Stuffed Eggs Started the Renaissance

Italian Appetizer TUNA STUFFED EGGS (Uova Ripiene di Tonno) INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 4-ounce can tuna, drained 1 teaspoon capers, drained ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 […]

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The Soup That Got the French Kings Laid

Chinese Soup WONTON SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 green onions (1 more later) 1″ ginger root ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ pound ground pork 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or sherry 1 tablespoon soy sauce (2 teaspoons […]

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Carpaccio and Road Rollers

Italian Entree CARPACCIO INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise, homemade if possible* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2½ teaspoons whole milk ½ pound beef sirloin or beef tenderloin, no fat** ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

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Shrimp Bisque and Giraffes at Ballgames

French Soup SHRIMP BISQUE INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, shells on* 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ tablespoon tomato paste 6 cups water 1 […]

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Pumpkin Seed Meatballs and the French Revolution

Central African Entree PUMPKIN SEED MEATBALLS (Kanda) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups shelled, lightly toasted pumpkins or squash seeds 6 garlic cloves 1 medium onion (1 more later) 1¼ pounds ground beef ½ cup water (if needed) […]

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