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Pork Belly Marinated with Green Tea, Wine & Ancho Chili Olive Oil

Known for its fresh, bittersweet, earthy flavors, green tea seems to be getting increasingly popular as a flavoring ingredient for many desserts ranging from ice cream to cake to chocolate. Growing up drinking lots of green tea while appreciating its … Continue reading

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Oyster Pilaf

Romantic dinner for two? How about some oysters on Valentine’s Day? Being known for increasing sex hormones and testosterone, oysters are widely believed to be an aphrodisiac. Personally, oysters don’t quite work like “Viagra” for me, but I absolutely adore … Continue reading

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Hungarian Stuffed Flank Steak with Carignan

A couple weeks ago I showed a picture of a Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels statue, which I had taken in downtown Budapest in 1990, to my Hungarian friend, Mihaly. He immediately recognized it and asked, “What year were you … Continue reading

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Moroccan Grilled Kabob with Chardonnay

In my old “potato-bag-looking” Peace Corps dress, which was apparently designed to drive away unwanted male attention, I headed to Marrakesh‘s souq (Islamic traditional market) in Morocco. On a winding busy street, a bright red silk carpet hanging on a … Continue reading

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Andalusian Oloroso Sherry Marinated Tuna Carpaccio

I wonder what would happen if we weren’t left to age and form personalities on our own. But instead, the younger generations were mingled with the older generations to form their personalities. We might become indistinguishable from one generation to … Continue reading

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