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Mike McJunkin

I thought I knew what rice tasted like. White rice tasted like thousands of gummy, flavorless, starch blobs whose sole raison d’être was to soak up the flavor of whatever I mixed with it; and brown rice tasted like thousands of gummy papier-mâché ... Read more

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“You never try borscht? Sit, sit, sit…I bring you borscht.” And so I sat. As I waited, I recounted the hours spent watching Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons, Catskill comedians and dark WWII documentaries that had painted borscht as part food/part ... Read more

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This weekend, gather all your favorite muggles, squibs, witches, and wizards and head downtown to the second annual Literary INK Tattoo Convention—The Convention of Secrets. Main Line Ink is sponsoring this one-of -a-kind event that runs this ... Read more

Business Briefs

It’s no secret that I love chicken livers. My love for these little packets of earthy, rich deliciousness goes back to my childhood, where fried chicken livers made regular appearances at the dinner table and leftovers were unheard of. Read more

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I am an unabashed street food enthusiast. The vast majority of my favorite flavors, dishes, and dining experiences came while standing on a busy sidewalk or precariously perched on a tiny plastic stool beside a well-worn street food cart. Imagine ... Read more

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I have a serious weakness for custard-like desserts—especially pudding. From panna cotta to crème brûlée; from rice pudding to classic Southern banana pudding, I have never been let down by the smooth, comforting embrace of pudding. Read more

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Let’s start this holiday season by cleansing ourselves of a dark secret. Pushed deep into the shadowy corners of our family’s cooking traditions is a truth so scandalous, a truth so painfully hard to face, that we hide it from kith and kin. Read more

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It’s hard for me to talk about the “farm-to-table” movement without remembering the weekends my family would pile into our 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix and ride to the “curb market” just off of 11th Street. Farmers lined the concrete docks, sitting on ... Read more

Cover Story

I was hypnotized; paralyzed by the bronze, glistening body spread before me. Beads of moisture rolled across flawlessly browned skin, made perfect by carefully rotating, exposing every inch of skin to the refining fire that burns like the Balinese... Read more

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If you’re a fan of pastries, sweet breads, cookies and cakes, take my hand and let’s explore the fantastical world of pan dulce. “Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination…” Pan dulce simply means “sweet bread” in Spanish, but ... Read more

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We all need a little more smut in our lives. Dark as night and musky as wet earth, the allure of fresh smut is the allure of a forbidden fruit. The first time I saw smut I was naturally curious. My body was instinctively drawn in for just a taste ... Read more

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It’s a bright and sunny Sunday morning. The birds are chirping and the grass is gently swaying in the warm, summer breeze. But you aren’t aware of anything beyond the comforting darkness and calming silence of your bedroom. Read more

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In these troublesome times, when brother fights against brother, when children rise against their parents, when Kardashian struggles against Kardashian—we, the good citizens of the land of the free and home of the brave look out across the amber ... Read more

Cover Story

I was barely out the door of my favorite Southside carniceria when I heard a woman’s voice behind me quietly pose that magical question: “Would you like to buy some tamales?” I turned and a small, grandmotherly looking Latin woman, still wearing ... Read more

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Jackfruit doesn’t taste like pulled pork. It just doesn’t. And anyone who tries to tell you that it does is not your friend and the truth is not in ‘em. To be fair though, if you put enough barbeque sauce on it, jackfruit might remind you of a ... Read more

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Every evening, as the sun begins to set on Northern Thailand, street food vendors emerge and take their places along the road. Makeshift grills send plumes of smoke heavenward, summoning the cool night with a modern liturgy of fire, meat, lime ... Read more

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Sit down for a meal at almost any table in the good ol’ US of A and you’re likely to find a shaker of salt and a shaker of pepper. Black pepper has been an underappreciated part of our dining experience for most of our lives, in spite of its ... Read more

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From the 1950s to the 1970s, America’s kitchens descended into a dark and confusing time where tradition was being cast aside and mutant food creations were being spawned in the name of culinary creativity. Hollandaise covered bananas wrapped in ... Read more

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When I first moved to Northern Thailand, I spent the first few months eating everything in sight. I didn’t just want to taste these foods, I wanted to study, cook, and immerse myself in the history and culture that surrounded the ingredients ... Read more

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Matcha is everywhere. It’s in our ice cream, it’s in our doughnuts, it’s in our smoothie bowls and even in our tea cups. But what is this mysterious substance that turns everything it touches an unnatural shade of iridescent green and why is it ... Read more

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Tuesday

March 26, 2019

Wednesday

March 27, 2019

Thursday

March 28, 2019

Friday

March 29, 2019

Saturday

March 30, 2019

Sunday

March 31, 2019

Monday

April 1, 2019