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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

Grits Versus Polenta

In spite of having grown up in the South, I was never a big fan of grits. My family didn’t really eat grits (we were oatmeal people), so my initial encounters with this Southern staple were limited to poorly made instant versions served ... more »

May 13, 2015 1:46 PM Sushi & Biscuits

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