Why The Priest Fainted: An Ode To Eggplant ~
"Just remember this joke: Knowledge is knowing that eggplant is a fruit; wisdom is not using it in fruit salad"
Eggplant is a fruit, and is treasured in dishes from around the world, here are couple of stories about the origins of Imam Bayildi, a Turkish eggplant dish that translates as "the priest fainted."...
Read more: Why The Priest Fainted: An Ode To Eggplant; npr.org
Check also: The eggplant dish that might knock you out (literally); salon.com
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Read more: The dash for umami; smh.com.au
Snacking on the Rise
Blurring the Line Between Snacks and Meals - When you look at a sandwich, do you see a meal or a snack?"...
Read more: How Lunchtime Is Turning Into Snack Time; wsj.com
Food Stories : 1940s Archive
A casual affair - The richest source of French regional recipes is in this land of mystery and antiquity, swept by a gentle breeze of garlic...
Read more: An Epicurean Tour of the French Provinces: 1940s Archive; gourmet.com
Image: Provence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paris: Dining Options
The city's grand emporiums offer Champagne, goose eggs and sumptuous scenery—but watch out for that mouse...
Read more: Where to Eat at Paris Department Stores Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Le Bon Marché; wsj.com
Baguettes and Vietnam
Booming Saigon, a city on the move, lays claim to a specialty, "the ultimate on-the-go fare": the extravagantly stuffed banh mi sandwich...
Read more: Saigon's Signature Sandwich; wsj.com
From Carolina to California, every state has at least one place that stakes a claim to having "the best BBQ in the world."...
Read more: The Best Barbecue Joints in America; budgettravel.com
Any grillmaster will tell you that a burger is only as good as what you put on it...
Read more: Ketchup goes upscale with Sir Kensington’s Scooping Ketchup;
Video: Inspired to cook : Marcus Samuelsson on cooking; nymag.com
Check also: Marcus Samuelsson Opens the Red Rooster in Harlem; nytimes.com
A chicken stew with a thick, spiced sauce...
Read more: Doro Wett: A Flavorful, Unique Ethiopian Stew; epicurious.com
Rotten pot. Not an altogether appealing name for this traditional Castilian bean stew, but what it lacks in elegance it makes up for with nourishing comfort...
Read more: A Hearty Bean Stew From the Spanish Highlands; theatlantic.com
Kaiseki: Extreme Gardening
A servant cuts every flower from a lush gardenia. Upon return home, his master notices the naked plant and becomes enraged...
Read more: Kaiseki: Defining Japanese Seasonal Cuisine with Four Transplanted Chefs; starchefs.com
The Counter Custom Built Burgers launched a new "Signature Burgers in a Bowl" menu featuring six predesigned options for guests...
Read more: Don't Want a Bun? Try a Burger in a Bowl; qsrmagazine.com
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