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Hummus Makes Us Hum With Happiness

Hummus is one of the world’s oldest known prepared foods—yet it is a mystery to an astounding number of Americans. Those who have encountered this smooth and savory culinary multi-tasker, probably did so ...

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Peter Piper Knew What He Was Doing

Tennyson famously said that in the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, but by summer, the impish pickle hath beguiled them all. Well, maybe I’m paraphrasing a bit, but what could be better on a hot summer day ... more »

Jul 8, 2015 5:03 PM Sushi & Biscuits

The Notorious M.S.G.

In middle school, I was taught that sweet, salty, bitter and sour were the four cornerstones of taste. I was given a mimeographed diagram that used those familiar purple, blurry lines to map the tongue into four regions ... more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM Sushi & Biscuits

A Test of Nose-to-Tail Cooking

It was bound to happen eventually. I bought, cleaned, cooked and ate lamb testicles. I’ve certainly eaten my fair share of “bizarre” foods; sea urchin, balut, beef heart, century eggs, ant larvae, raw meat, and almost ... more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM Sushi & Biscuits

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