Tag Archives: United States

Mumbain Chickpea Battered Fried Potato Balls (Batata Vada)

The older I get, the more I see that life is about journeys and not destinations. While walking our paths up and down through many seasonal changes, we say “good bye” to a lot of the people who we love. … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan Citrus Mint Chicken with Old Vine Zin

While hiking down a volcanic mountainside in the Ometepe islands, an ecological jewel in Nicaragua, I ran into a pig staring at me in the middle of the dirt road. It first smelled me and then walked towards me. I … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Style Pollock with Ginger Liqueur

If you were to pick just one type of cuisine to eat for rest of your life, what would it be? I think most Americans would pick Italian. For me, I’d go with Vietnamese. I find it so incredibly fresh, … Continue reading

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Native American Tribal Poached Salmon from the Redwoods with New Zealand Riesling

At one time in my life, I had the pleasure of working in a 38 story office building looking out over Central Park in Manhattan. Last week, I had the bigger joy of seeing “equally tall but 2500 years older” … Continue reading

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Southwestern Braised Steak with Zinfandel

At Moses’ trivia party, I got this question – “Outside of war zones, which city is most dangerous in the world?” In that notorious city, there are 8 homicides per day on average, and the city morgues faces a great … Continue reading

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Japanese-style Sukiyaki with Australian Shiraz

Last month, we were shocked and sad to see a 8.9-magnitude earthquake hitting the coast of Japan and triggering a tsunami that wiped out people’s homes and killed hundreds of people. Despite such a traumatizing experience, the Japanese remained orderly. … Continue reading

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Colombian Coffee Lamb Casserole & German Ice Wine

  “You’re crazy. Aren’t you afraid of cocaine traffic, kidnapping and violent crime?”. That was the response I got from my friends when I was heading on my adventurous trek to the “Lost City” in Columbia, where Indianan Jones was … Continue reading

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Why 7th taste?

In the past 25 years, I have lived and traveled all around the world from Asia to Europe to Africa to Latin America to North America.  In my journey, I was exposed to the distinct food traditions of many different … Continue reading

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