How an American Soldier Eats in Iraq

posted in: Dine, Experience, Traveling | 18

*It’s tricky for a soldier to lug around a DSLR camera while deployed, hence these decidedly non-food geek point-and-shoot shots.

I’m going to call this a “guest post” of sorts. Brad, a close friend of mine from childhood,  is in the Army. I don’t see nearly enough of him nowadays, because he’s been busy bomb-dodging in Iraq. I appreciate that there are people like him in this world willing to do what they do so that I can enjoy a relatively-bucolic […]

Ode to the Fig: Salad with Figs and Chicken en Sous Vide

posted in: Cooking, Savory | 19

*Voting is now open for Project Food Blog Round 7. If you liked my entry, you can vote for it here, through Nov 18th. Love, Salty

Consider the fig. It is a harbinger of the season to come. The chill it forebodes rests lightly on the back of my tongue every time I enjoy a quarter, or, a greedy fat half. Medjool, Mission, Calimyrna all influenced by terroir, sun, slope. This year, I have fallen in love with the humble fig, […]

How to Kill Your Chicken and Eat it Too

*Disclaimer: some images in this post may be considered slightly graphic in nature. I have chosen to present those images as thumbnails. Click to reveal a full-sized version. This post is an entry for Project Food Blog Challenge #4 which asks contestants to create an instructional photo tutorial. If you like it, vote using the Project Food Blog contestant widget in my right sidebar (scroll down) from 10/11-10/14.

As bloggers we have, at the minimum, a social responsibility, and, some argue, […]

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