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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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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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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Bunny Chow, Bunny Beserkers

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South African Entree BUNNY CHOW INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion 3 medium potatoes 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tomatoes 2 pounds chicken breasts or lamb 3 […]

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The Chicken Prosciutto Sandwich and How it Defeated Napoleon

Fusion Entree CHICKEN PROSCIUTTO SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts 1 cup aioli sauce 6 ounces mozzarella 1 Roma tomato 4 sesame-seed hamburger buns 1 cup bread crumbs 8 slices proscuitto 4 lettuce leaves no-stick spray […]

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My Favorites for the next round in Soccer’s World Cup

France over Germany. I’m a direct descendant of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. I’m ready if they ever come to their senses and restore me to my rightful throne. On the other hand, they did […]

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