Food & Recipes

Thirty Days – Favorite Plates

2016.Jan.24 Sunday
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Just a look back at the last thirty days of dinners and some favorites out of the various dinners. A raved about favorite over the last year since we introduced it and brought it back numerous times, our combination Parihuela-Chupe, a tomato based seafood soup with a touch of dairy, miso, herbs, and plenty of […]

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The Bread & Soup Project #10 – Australia

2016.Jan.05 Tuesday
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Time for Round #10 of The Bread & Soup Project! So it seems that Australia, as a whole, just isn’t all that into soup. I checked in with friends, and my youngest brother, who live there, and the general consensus was, soup’s just not much of a thing. I broached the subject of the infamous […]

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The Annual Round-Up v. 2.0.1.5

2016.Jan.03 Sunday
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Time once again for that annual look back at whatever, in my mind, made last year interesting. Let’s hit the Casa SaltShaker stuff first. 120 dinners, 1041 people. That’s pretty much the same as the previous year, at 123 dinners and 1096 people. Those are both a drop from the previous couple of years which […]

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The Bread & Soup Project #9 – Aruba

2015.Dec.18 Friday
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Aruba is an island nation in the Caribbean, a good distance to the west of the Lesser Antilles (remember the Antilles?), and located just a mere 18 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. Over time, it’s been “handed off” (such a polite term for the way I imagine it happened) from the Spanish to the […]

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Open Sesame!

2015.Dec.16 Wednesday
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First, apologies for going “radio silent”. We’ve been, more or less, without power for just over three days now. Until yesterday evening, we had a sort of hint of it available. It was, interestingly enough, sufficient to keep both our cellphone chargers working, the modem and wi-fi router, and one LED based lamp. Intermittently there […]

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The Bread & Soup Project #8 – Armenia

2015.Dec.04 Friday
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One of the things not many people outside of Argentina know, is that there’s a huge Armenian population here. Roughly 100,000 Armenians live here, having arrived in two waves, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, following genocidal periods wrought by the Turks. It’s one of the largest Armenian disapora communities in the world. And, […]

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The Bread & Soup Project #7 – Argentina

2015.Nov.24 Tuesday
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You would think, living in Argentina, that this would have been one of the easiest stops in the project. But it’s not, because, you see, Argentines don’t eat soup. They really don’t. They eat stews, and my first impulse, and several people even suggested it, was to prepare locro, easily considered the national stew, if […]

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Plate by Plate: The Cavolfiore is Coming!

2015.Nov.23 Monday
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Over time, I’ve been playing with various versions of vegetable gnocchi that don’t involve potatoes. It’s not that I don’t like potatoes, I love them, but, just to do something different. It’s not some invention I came up with – various vegetable gnocchi are out there in the canon of recipes, and as I’ve been […]

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The Bread & Soup Project #6 – Antigua & Barbuda

2015.Nov.10 Tuesday
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It’s been a couple of weeks since the last post in The Bread & Soup Project, one week spending my days off in Uruguay, and the other, fighting off a bit of a cold. I told you this was going to take a few years to work through all the countries! Next up in the […]

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