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What Makes Bread... Bread?

First of all, isn’t the word croissant just such a special word?

Croissant. Croissant. Croissant.

I don’t know, something about the word makes me feel… A little cultured. 292 more words



I have a few blog posts sitting as drafts right now, waiting for my attention. The rubs, the marinades, the questions from Facebook. A Mythbusters-ish one for my friend Max. 536 more words


Ricardo Zarate, Part II: Picca

Ricardo Zarate is quickly becoming my favorite chef in Los Angeles. Mo-chica – his hip and trending temple to Peruvian comfort food in downtown – is my go-to restaurant since the tragic passing of Susan Feineger’s… 962 more words

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The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds

You’re probably familiar with salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, but did you know there’s a fifth taste? It’s called umami, and a new study concludes that it has a unique effect on appetite. 790 more words

Umami Burger

So maybe this is not a weird angle.  Or maybe it is… depends on how you look at it.  It basically only shows bread and the piece of meat.   158 more words


You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!

For the uninitiated, tsukemen is a different way of serving ramen. The noodles are separated from the broth, which, as a dip, is usually thicker than the typical ramen soup. 518 more words


An Asian Girl's Adventure into Bread

It’s 12:20AM, with my dog sleeping soundly beneath my desk chair. The soft sound of her steady breathing mixes with the music coming from my speakers. 478 more words