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Chifa–Time Flows Away

It all started at dawn with the crow of the merciless rooster in the cotton and sugar cane fields of Peru. Sweat dripped from their brows, backs beat with freshly raven ox-bows entrenched in their leathery skin, the Coolies—Chinese indentured laborers—helped solidify the broken economy. They worked between 12 to 16 hours a day and… Read More Chifa–Time Flows Away

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The ‘Za Wars

No culinary creation has divided more homes, destroyed more friendships, or started more internet flame wars than pineapple pizza. I, for one, am a huge fan, as are many of my close friends. I do, however, know several people who absolutely loathe the idea of pineapple anywhere near their pizza. Over the years, I’ve noticed that… Read More The ‘Za Wars

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On Top of Spaghetti

When My sister remarried in 2004, she brought an Irishman to our table full of Italians. He quickly discovered that his favorite Italian food, spaghetti and meatballs, isn’t actually Italian. It is unlikely that a restaurant in Italy would offer this fare, with the exception of tourist traps looking to overcharge for a familiar experience… Read More On Top of Spaghetti

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Plakous

The warmth of the sun glistened its rays through the open window. Stretching out from front paw to back, AJ extended himself, grasping the shaggy beige carpet with his front paws. The opened patio door let in gusts of a cool breeze from newly fall air lightly whisping through his long black and grey coat.… Read More Plakous

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Whiskey and What?

“I’ll take a gin and tonic,” my best friend Maddy said to the waiter at our favorite restaurant. He then turned to me and asked, “And what will you have?” Like always, my mind went completely blank. At the time, I couldn’t stand the taste of alcohol, so I didn’t know what drinks I liked and,… Read More Whiskey and What?