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Category Archives: Favorite Dish
Fresh pasta In our last post, we considered two of the most important ingredients of pasta alla carbonara: the cheese and the cured meat. A third ingredient, pasta, is one of the world’s most prevalent foods. It’s readily available in … Continue reading
Guanciale If there’s anything more controversial than the origins of the dish known as pasta alla carbonara, it’s the selection of ingredients that go into it. In the first part of this series, I talked about the history of carbonara … Continue reading
A Roman Puzzle A recipe is a funny thing. Often you’ll follow the instructions exactly and the dish still turns out poorly. It’s like something’s been left out, or gets lost in the translation, and you have to read between … Continue reading
Tacos al pastor and suadero tacos at Taqueria Taconmadre As a food writer, I’m often asked, “When you’re not going to restaurants for a writing assignment, where do you go to eat?” Although I have my regular spots, the deciding … Continue reading
Steamed Dungeness crab at Hong Kong Food Street I’m always reluctant to order seafood in a restaurant that doesn’t specialize in seafood. I’ve been burned too many times in restaurants where seafood is an afterthought on the menu. Even the … Continue reading