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In honor of the Winter Olympics now taking place in Sochi, we turn to Anya von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking for culinary inspiration.
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Tsukiji Market is located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district. It’s the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Trucks clog the city streets in the early morning hours, delivering fish and seafood from around the world. The action starts as early as 2am, but in the popular imagination a day at Tsukiji kicks off with the tuna auctions. Professsor Ted Bestor, author …
Christmas feast means Kentucky Fried Chicken for many in Japan.
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Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water. Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …
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Have years of an ailing economy in Cuba caused Cuban cuisine to disappear in its birthplace?
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I visited Havana in September with my Cuban-American boyfriend to meet some of his family who had remained in the country. While I was there, I eagerly sought out some of the culinary highlights of the city.
Coppelia, named after the Italian ballet, is one of Havana’s oldest and most famous eateries. It’s a state-run ice cream parlor, that as the story goes- was born out of Fidel Castro’s love of dairy.
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I had the great fortune to interview Diana Nyad in 2008. She hadn’t yet decided to embark on what was to be a harrowing road of training and finishing her recently completed swim from Cuba to Key West. In fact, in the conversation below you’ll hear her say she can’t think of what would get her to start swimming laps again. We talked about …
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This week’s Good Food show is the result of a whirlwind two-day trip to Baja. In less than 48 hours we shopped the local market, ate birria and tasted craft beer in Tijuana, drove to Ensenada where we ate uni tostadas and pickled pigs feet on oysters, continued inland to the Valle de Guadalupe for wine tasting, architecture site-seeing and even stopped for apple pie…
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If you listen to this week’s Baja-edition of Good Food and you still aren’t convinced to drive across the border, let these photos twist your arm. Photographer Oana Marian was on our road trip from LA to Tijuana, to Ensenada, to the Valle de Guadalupe and back. Here are 25 of the photos she took along the way.
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This Week, Good Food Goes to Baja! Javier Plascencia, Baja Craft Beer, Wine and Campestres in the Valle de Guadalupe
It’s the Baja edition of Good Food. First we start with a market report from the Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana. Chef Javier Plascencia says he stops by the market at least once a week to pick up everything from dried chiles to local honey. Next we visit with Ruben Valenzuela, owner of Baja Craft Beers, a pub and distributing company for craft beers in …