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[30 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | 770 views]
Honey Appreciation

Contrary to everything I learned reading Winnie the Pooh, I was shocked to learn this week that bears actually don’t like honey. When they go after bee hives, it is the high protein content in the baby bees that make their tummies rumble.
I met Scott Nelson at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Scott is a third-generation beekeeper and co-owner of Bear Foot Honey in Sonoma, California. He brought samples of some of his delicious all-natural honey — we tasted wildflower, blackberry, clover, and raspberry-sage, among others. Honey gets its flavor from …

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[28 Nov 2008 | One Comment | 1,249 views]
As American as Apple Pie

It’s been a wonderful week spending time with family and old friends this Thanksgiving. Last year, both Rachel and I stayed in Austin and while it was great to be together — it was more than a little sad eating Thanksgiving dinner at Threadgills.
This year, the Feldman’s invited us to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their large extended family. The table was decorated beautifully and Eileen made an absolutely delicious meal. There was not one thing I tried that I didn’t like.
Mom was in charge of dessert and brought a cornucopia …

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[27 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | 740 views]
Jeffrey’s Love Letter to the Sandwich

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from my younger brother. He lives in New York and runs operations for a brand of women’s shoes called Miz Mooz.

I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t love a good sandwich. As a toddler I had a fickle palate and to this day my cousin Cary reminds me how I would tote along a freshly made peanut butter sandwich to our local Chinese restaurant. When my family would chow down on Lo Mein and Kung Pao, I would …

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[27 Nov 2008 | 4 Comments | 914 views]
Say It Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud

Yesterday I met Steve at Ben’s Chili Bowl in D.C. This U Street institution celebrated their 50th Anniversary in August. I knew I couldn’t show my face back in Austin without visiting Ben’s on this trip. Now that I’m a “food blogger” there are certain expectations I must uphold.
Ben’s is located at 1213 U Street and I walked from 9th and E so that I could burn some calories before taking on an artery-clogging lunch. Steve and I had agreed ahead of time to share a half-smoke with chili and …

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[27 Nov 2008 | 4 Comments | 880 views]
Chicken Paprikash

My Nagymama is a great cook. She made the BEST Chicken Paprikash with mushroom rice when I was growing up. She doesn’t cook now so my mom makes the recipe occasionally.
I have to give credit to my mother — Nagymama is dad’s mother and my mom takes care of her like they are related by blood. It’s really amazing and I don’t know anyone else who would be so patient and loving to someone else’s mother (especially one who can be as stubborn as Nagymama).
Here is the recipe for …

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