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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Make Me Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement

Bill O’Reilly, the hugely popular and controversial host for Fox, was recently fired by Fox TV. They need a new host. I need a new platform beyond this blog for my views. So, I humbly […]

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Soup, Rock n Roll, and the Iranian Revolution

Iranian Soup BEEF, HERB, AND YOGURT SOUP (Aashe Mast) INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 large onion ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ pound ground beef ⅓ cup long grain rice 4½ […]

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Shrimp Soup and the Fate of the T-Rexes

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Chilean Soup SHRIMP SOUP (Chupe de Camarones) INGREDIENTS 6 slices white bread 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk 1 medium onion 1 small carrot 1 stalk celery 1 red bell pepper 2 cups water ½ cup […]

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Beef Noodle Soup and Susan’s Ladder to Mars

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Taiwanese Soup BEEF NOODLE SOUP INGREDIENTS 5 garlic cloves 1 inch ginger root 6 scallions (white part of green onions) 1 Roma tomato 2 Thai chiles or red chiles 8 cups water (or enough to […]

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Miso Ramen Soup and Number One Son

Japanese Soup MISO PORK RAMEN INGREDIENTS 1 pound pork 1 garlic cloves (2 additional cloves later) 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 eggs 2 garlic cloves 1″ ginger root 5 stalks green onions (white and green […]

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The Fart Primer

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Our schools teach us how to solve quadratic equations. Our schools teach us how to compose essays on 19th-century English literature. They do not teach real-life survival skills. Specifically, they do not point out what […]

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Mongolian Hot Pot and Culinary Wars

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Mongolian Soup SHUA YANG JOU Mongolian hot pot INGREDIENTS 5 ounces cellophane noodles or bean threads 1″ ginger root 3 green onions 1 onion ¼ cup parsley, fresh 1 pound bok choy or Chinese cabbage […]

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Yellow Pea Soup and Why Sweden Never Gets Invaded

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Swedish Soup YELLOW PEA SOUP WITH PORK (Ärter med fläsk) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds yellow split peas 6½ cups water 8 ounces salt pork 1 carrot 1 large yellow onion ¾ teaspoon fresh ginger (about ⅔”) […]

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