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 [...]
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 [...]
I have bad news. I’ve published my own thoughts on the internet long enough to think that they’re important. I’m suffering from solipsistic delusions of grandeur wherein my reader base of exactly 13 subscribers (myself included) desperately awaits pictures of what I ate for dinner. It’s their passion, the imagined lust of [...]
My favorite thing to ask accomplished travelers is, “where is your least favorite place in the world?” Though goal of this question is to shorten my ever-growing mental list of Places I Must See, the effect is the opposite. Take, for instance, my most recent travels and the four most common answers from [...]
Seasoned pomelo slices.
Pomelo is best known to the internet as the materials used to create Helmet Cat’s armor. Actually, that’s probably not known to the internet at all, since I didn’t know it until I did a Google Image Search for “pomelo” and Helmet Cat scowled out from the [...]
Fruit from the stand next door. Six fruits makes about a wine glass of juice.
I thought I would cook everyday in Thailand. When I pictured life here before leaving home, I factored in my perceptions of how a wealth of time and access to inexpensive [...]
We choose our apartment in part because of its decent kitchen. After touring condo after condo with only a counter, a sink, and a bring-your-own-hot-plate mentality, our stove and refrigerator set-up looked glorious. I envisioned a year of tending to laborious broths and soufflés steamed in banana leaves, snapping beautiful photos along [...]
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