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[15 Jul 2010 | 22 Comments | 2,008 views]
Andy B: Questions on Your Life in Food

This is the second in a series of questions I asked my family and Adam’s. If you missed the previous entry, click here. As background, my father was born in Budapest, Hungary, escaped with his family when he was ten years old, and moved to Montreal, Quebec. My parents have lived in the D.C. area since the early 1980′s.
Dad’s lifelong love of sweets, pork products, and clever word-play ┬áis well-reflected here. Please note that he remembers the exact date of his first candy bar purchase.
Andy B. – Born in 1946 …

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Memories »

[13 Jul 2010 | 31 Comments | 2,066 views]
Food Rituals: Questions on Life and Food

A few months ago, Addie Broyles shared a story about her great-great-grandmother and the knife and rolling pin still in the family that she brought to this country with her from Sweden. The blog post included tips from Dawn Orsak, an expert on Texas and Czech foodways who shared a list of questions to ask loved ones to learn more about our past.
For the past several months, I’ve asked the same dozen or so questions to my parents, Adam’s parents, Adam’s grandmothers, and finally myself, Adam, and my brother. Over …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[13 Jul 2010 | 24 Comments | 2,423 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Brunch Food Trailers

Today’s Tasty Tuesdays question should be a lot easier than last week when I asked you to name your favorite Austin Food Trailers to visit at 8 a.m. One of the funnier responses was from Michelle of Foodie is the New Forty, who wrote, “At 8:00 a.m., whatever food trailer happens to be in my dreams would be my favorite!”
This week, I’d love to know what your favorite food trailer is at 11 a.m. — either during the week or on the weekend — and why.

I’m thinking weekends in my …

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Tasty Bits »

[8 Jul 2010 | 16 Comments | 2,842 views]
Don’t be Hasty, Vote for Tasty!

Just know that I’m full of shame as I type this shameless request for your vote in the Austin Chronicle‘s “Best of Austin” poll.
If you enjoy my blog (even if you live elsewhere) and have a few minutes to enter your contact information and fill out at least one little box with two little words [Tasty Touring], your vote will be counted!
The 2010 Austin Chronicle Best of Austin poll is here, and voting ends on Monday, July 19. One vote per person but you can vote for as many or …

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Profiles »

[7 Jul 2010 | 15 Comments | 2,531 views]
Anthony Bourdain’s “Medium Raw”

I don’t think of myself as a food reviewer and I’m definitely not a book reviewer. When I visit a restaurant or read a book, I just know what I like. Sure, I guess I could break down (with the help of friends) the elements that worked for me and those that didn’t. But for me, the pleasure is in the enjoyment of the thing, not the dissection of the sum of it’s parts.

While not a book review, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite parts of …

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