So I may or may not have just stuffed my face full of macarons in Paris, but I am still not done talking about Turkish food, and this is my website so you have to listen to me. Part of the allure about Turkish food is that aside from the döner kebab, it hasn’t made the international [...]
Turkish food is basically the Mexican food of greater Europe. By this I mean it’s tasty, inexpensive, and just a touch exotic when your charmed life errs toward the boring side. It’s also a hard habit to quit. Though I’m now into the reaches of western Europe, I keep stopping for kebabs (a subject I’ll [...]
Sometimes I use this space to publish unedited rambles about all of the food I’ve eaten in a specific country. Unfortunately, I’ve lost this habit. Sometimes, the food in a particular locale doesn’t inspire (see: Mongolia, Russia). Other times, I get lazy (see: China). [...]
Khao Soy – Potentially deadly to someone with a shellfish food allergy!
“Watch that bus jump over the median and hit you,” I said to my friend Pete as we were walking towards a ramen place for dinner on his first night in Bangkok.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if lighting [...]
Honestly, I struggled to find the delicious, relatively cheap food that I thought I’d be eating in Laos–a consequence of spur-of-the-moment travel and the attendant whimsical decisions that lead to exhaustion upon arrival in a new place. If you’ve been humping your backpack round the streets after 8 hours of bus travel, [...]
“Do you smell that?” I asked Andy as we forged our way along a highly trafficked and obstacle-ridden sidewalk our first week in Bangkok, and in Southeast Asia as a whole. The smell was raw sewage, running in a gutter right below our feet.
Andy wiped his sweating brow [...]
Tiny, cherry-sized plums.
I have glorious things to write and share on the internet, I do (at least in my head). Unfortunately, it’s been all stomach cramps and headaches since a bout of bad Italian food on Saturday night, and the words are not flowing as they should. Rather than [...]
Mangosteen flesh almost out of it’s hard shell
It wasn’t until I saw my friends from Texas tear into a bag of mangosteens with utter rabidity that I understood the old cliche of life being renewed through the eyes of a child. Those somewhat annoying rants of new parents about [...]
I have bad news. There will be no post about food on the Krabi beaches because it was so terrible that I didn’t even take pictures of most of what I ate. And I feel compelled to tell the world about it.
The journey into food hell started the moment the long [...]
This is the second half of a two part series. See Everything I Ate in Vietnam, Part I for the whole story.
You poor, poor readers. What a task I’m putting you to. I’ve already subjected you to 1,000 words about Vietnamese food, and I’m not [...]
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