When I close my eyes I can smell the sea, but I don't know what sea it might be, as I have seen and touched many parts of the ocean so far. I think anybody can do that. They can close their eyes and see flashes of the life that they've lived up to their own point of currently living. For me, a multitude of different things come. There's the feeling of cold glass against my forehead as I take an evening train into Tokyo or there is the smell of Naraha immediately after it has rained for days on end and a crisp bright light blue floods the sky with a new sun and starts to dry everything. It feels so good to walk on the street then and breathe in perfect fresh air coming from millions of trees. There also is the smell of sweet teriyaki sauce poured over fried ramen noodles during a hot humid day. When I arrived in Japan in the summer of 2009, this was a common occurrence and there were numerous summer parties that I was able to attend. They all took place in the late afternoon around a hot grill sizzling with yaki soba noodles. "Yaki" is "fried" in Japanese and everything becomes so in late July in Japan. The humidity pours over the land and fries everything, but also keeps it wet. It would be wrong to say that the air steams everything as this would be different and Yaki soba would instead be called "Jouki Soba" or steamed soba, which is not really a thing to my knowledge. That is not to say that soba is only served hot as my preference in the summer is when soba is prepared cold, but in this case, the noodle is boiled, but not steamed. I was able to see how this dish was made traditionally later in my travels, but that part of the story will be explained later.
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I have been a student in Ghent for 2 years now. Often, my friends and I are too lazy or too tired to cook for ourselves so we go out for dinner a lot. But since that all of us are still students, we don't have the money to eat anything too expensive. Over time, I've collected a list of good restaurants in and close to the city centre where you can eat very well and for a good price, and I want to share some of those with you.
***Hodges is part of the blogging team at JG and decided to do his Feast Media check in and blog bout his most recent trip to B'more with his lovely girlfriend Steph.***
You can't throw a food truck festival and NOT expect the JG team to show up and show out. With that being said this past weekend was the annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival so a couple members of the team decided to make their way down to the Jersey shore and peep the scene... and of course, indulge in all the delicious grub. Since it was more than one member that attended we decided to do a joint review of the Festival and give you guys some of our highlights.
Long treasured in Middle-Eastern countries as a delicacy, camel meat is often the featured culinary highlight for galas, receptions, banquets and serious celebrations. Specialist camel butchers prepare the meat, with the hump as the most prized portion of the animal; similar to the back strap cut on an elk. Contrary to what many people believe, the camel hump is essentially a storehouse of fat; not a water bladder. Described as a cross between lamb and beef, young camel meat in no way tastes like chicken.
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For my first post in the new "Cuisine Spotlight" series, I will be focusing on my favorite dish here in Colombia, which is known as the "Bandeja Paisa." Flavorful, unique, and made up of different food groups, "Bandeja Paisa" is a conglomeration of the best of Colombian cuisine, specifically of the Antioquia region. You can tell by its name that this popular food dish has its origins with the Paisas, who are the inhabitants of Department of Antioquia. If you translated "Bandeja Paisa" from Spanish to English, it would roughly mean "Paisa Platter."
NYC is known as the city with the best pizza in the world. That's why everyone who really wants to get a good feel for the flavor of the Big Apple will go to a "dollar slice" pizza place at least once while they journey in Manhattan.
Ice cream and summer go together like Trump and egomaniacs. When the weather gets warm, there’s one comfort food that dessert-lovers all over the state go in search for: ice cream. Folks simply love to quench their need of having some ice cream before in the hot weather.
Does a tasty, juicy burger sound pretty good right now?
Just before I relocated to Florida my dear friend and amazing Chef, Anne Thornton, moved back to NYC from LA to lead the kitchen team and open 33Greenwich. Located on Greenwich Ave. in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village this southern inspired eatery does not disappoint and looks to have a long life ahead. Anne opened Little Pine, a vegan restaurant, in LA with singer-songwriter Moby, in 2015 and I know NYC is grateful to have her back.
I remember the date. January 2, 1996. The weather was mostly sunny, with light winds. It was a day in Dallas, Texas like many others, except that I was about to have a religious experience.
Among the most popular television shows in Australia is Masterchef — a high-pressure, high-paced reality cooking show that feeds into the nation’s obsession with food and cooking in all of its forms.