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Going Back Pho More at a Local Favorite

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’ve not been eating out much since the Holiday break. Concentrating on writing keeps me close to the keyboard, and the pantry and fridge are well-stocked. When I leave the friendly confines of the Chile Underground World Headquarters and Pepper-Perceptive Man Cave it’s to visit the gym […]

The Strangest Use for Sriracha (So Far This Week)

Cruisin’ the InterWebz, looking for something good and spicy to eat, I came across this bizarre unusual use for Sriracha: Fridge Pickles With a Kick. The main vegetableaceous component? Swiss Chard stems. That’s right. The part that I always throw away.

They look easy to make too. I bet you could do almost any vegetable […]

The Great Pho Quest Continues: Pho Thaison in Allandale

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

It’s not often anymore that my wife and I are both out-and-about at lunchtime. Not like in the olden days. (Cue nostalgic music. Okay, that’s enough.) It happened yesterday, though, and we took full advantage of it. Our mutual timing was off, so I got in […]

Salsa Proves Too Hot for Owner; He’s Smoked…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

In the Stupidest Food Crime (So Far Today) Category:

A Mexican national drove his farm tractor up to the Otay Mesa cargo checkpoint. In the attached trailer were many boxes, all labeled hot sauce. The U.S. Customs officials put the trailer through their convenient, drive-through x-ray […]

Fish 4 Friday: Crab Cakes With Lemony Yogurt Sauce

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Crabs are in season on the west coast, and lots of restaurants are featuring King and Dungeness. Supermarkets also have a good supply of crab, as whole crab, legs & claws, or meat in a tub. The cost of the restaurant options may be a […]

Fish 4 Friday: Sauces Make the Fish

A recent post in Slashfood reminded me I was overdue to visit one of my favorite food websites: The Skinny Chef. This being Lent and all, I’m always looking around for ways to assist those who want their traditional seafood on Friday. However, I’m not that traditional a fella. (I know, it’s a shock; […]

The Secret of Ras el Hanout: There Is No Secret (Trust Me)

Morocco is an exotic place, a land of unique peoples, cultures and dishes. Their spices, and the way they use them, are part of the mystique. Anyone who has learned a bit about Moroccan food knows something of the spice blend called Ras el Hanout. However, what most folks don’t know (at least not […]

Asian Noodles Month Continues

As our busy lives press forward, sometimes seemingly outrunning us in the process, we still need to eat. Thank goodness for instant noodles! A quick snack or a fast meal on the run, these simple, tasty concoctions can help you keep up (or catch up) with your lifestyle.

For instance, I’m working on four lectures […]