The Shape of International Cuisine

Chefs will always tell you, "Presentation is everything."  Well I've noticed that in a few types of international cuisine, it really is!   In Argentina the popular snack food empanadas are shaped based on their fillings.  A traditional meat, or "carne", empanada will look like a half circle with a frilly edge, but a cheese... Continue Reading →

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Geography of Bliss #1

“I would not have done anything differently. All of the moments in my life, everyone I have met, every trip I have taken, every success I have enjoyed, every blunder I have made, every loss I have endured has been just right. I am not saying that they were all good or that they happened for a reason...but they have been right." [...]

"La" It means "No" in Arabic,
"Yeah, okay" in Nepali,
and "[Over] There." in French.
I would hate to be a French Moroccan in Nepal!

What do Nepalis and Floridians have in common?


Both wear flip-flops (slippers) everywhere, no matter of the weather.  Only Nepalis climb mountains in them, Floridians just bum about the beach or mall in them.

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