Oman Chips Sandwich and Did You Find Everything?

Emirati Entree OMAN CHIPS SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons cream cheese 1 sub roll, hot dog bun, or flat bread* 1 tablespoon chili sauce. 1 package Oman potato chips** 1 scrambled egg (optional) 1 cooked hot […]

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Return of the Bad Advice Column

Dear Readers, I feel a slight disruption in the force as if millions of people are crying out for bad advice. Why do we feel this need? Because we don’t follow good advice. We are […]

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Great Arctic Eats – Kotzebue, Alaska

Are you an introvert who loves to dine out? Did you visit Florence, Italy only to be terrified by the mobs of tourists who completely fill entire streets? Do you love Chinese and Italian food, […]

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Gibanica and Settling the Old West

Serbian Dessert GIBANICA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups cottage cheese 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 cup sour cream ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter 1 pound filo (phyllo) dough SPECIAL UTENSILS 9″-x-13″ baking […]

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Black Bean Chicken and Revolution

Chinese Entree BLACK BEAN CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 1 pound chicken breasts ½ tablespoon corn starch 1 teaspoon grated ginger 4 teaspoons rice wine or sake 2 garlic cloves 2 shallots 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable […]

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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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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes […]

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Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice. It’s one date late because: 1) I was serving on the Neighborhood Plate Tectonics Watch. 2) I was wondering where all my orphan […]

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Looking for Toilets, My Travels Through Europe: Venice

VENICE Doge’s Palace has a public toilet. See Venice while you can for many parts of it are sinking into the sea. It’s kinda like California slipping into the ocean at the rate of a […]

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Crab Rangoon and the B-2 Bomber

Chinese Appetizer CRAB RANGOON INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove 1 green onion ½ pound canned crabmeat 1 egg ½ pound cream cheese (room temperature) ⅛ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce […]

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