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[27 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | 2,891 views]
South Austin Airstream Trailer Tour

Since the blog is called “food touring,” it seems silly that I’ve written over 90 posts since July but have not provided you guys with a proper food tour. I’m about to remedy that with the first ever “South Austin Airstream Trailer Tour.”

If you’re interested, please meet me at Flip Happy Crepes in South Austin on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. Note new date! I’m probably going to be riding my bike and I hope you do too!
We’ll share a delicious selection of sweet and savory crepes and talk …

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Recipes, Tasty Bits »

[23 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | 893 views]
Austin’s Soup Peddler on Cassoulet

You gotta appreciate a person who is so dedicated to culinary exploration that he will gladly spend two days creating just one dish. David Ansel is such a man.
You might know David as the Austin Soup Peddler, who is a wonderful father to one of my favorite babies ever, sweet Mia. He is also a writer, author of The Soup Peddler’s Slow and Difficult Soups.
The cassoulet came about because some hunters David knows were emptying their freezers and he offered to create a mouth-watering final resting place for their Louisiana …

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Restaurants »

[23 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | 1,149 views]
Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine on East 7th Street

I was sitting at my desk yesterday in the late afternoon about this time. Normally, I pack lunch for work but I had forgotten it. Just when I was feeling most sorry for myself and trying to figure out how I was going to sustain my body for the rest of the day, I received a text message from Deanna: “I’m at a new ethiopian restaurant buffet on east 7th…5 blocks past uncorked to the right. It’s yum!”
I called her to beg for a to-go order of Ethiopian deliciousness and …

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[23 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | 878 views]
The Whole Story on Latkes

Check out Betsy Becker’s awesome post on latkes aka “Jewish Soul Food” in a recent Whole Foods blog item. I was honored that Betsy gave a shout-out and linked to my blog about Chanukah. She says:
Chicken soup may be the “Jewish penicillin,” but latkes are the “Jewish soul food.” And there’s nothing I’m craving more this Hanukkah than a plateful of earthy, humble, pan-fried potato pancakes – warm and crispy on the outside, soft and savory on the inside – shared with friends and loved ones, with a …

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