Pho 75: A Tale of Addiction
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Pho 75: A Tale of Addiction

Addiction is a cruel mistress: consuming your thoughts & affecting your actions.  Don’t be mistaken, you can be addicted to anything: alcohol, cupcakes, shopping. So with a heavy heart, I confess my own addiction: Pho. And not just any pho; my addiction is to a specific pho establishment located at the Langley / Takoma Park … Continue reading

Little Serow: Not Your Typical Thai Food
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Little Serow: Not Your Typical Thai Food

By now, we are all aware of the wonder that is Thai Xing. Very little can be done to compete with their succulent pumpkin curry or the papaya salad. Little Serow offers something a bit different for the adventurous.  Boasting a line outside of the door of patrons waiting to sample their wares and a … Continue reading

The Case for Adding Insects to the Menu
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The Case for Adding Insects to the Menu

Edible Insects as a Food Source In China, edible wasp collecting and cooking techniques are documented in a book from the Tang Dynasty (618-907).  In Europe, Aristoteles (384-322BC) wrote about the best taste of a Cicada nymph and in the first half of the 20th century, chafer beetle soup (“Maikafersuppe”), the taste of which is … Continue reading

Eat Ento Expo: Introducing the West to Entomophagy
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Eat Ento Expo: Introducing the West to Entomophagy

Julia Duckworth of Savannah, Georgia recently had the opportunity to attend a dining experience centered on the premise of entomophagy. Below is her accounting of the experience. A more complete biography for Julia can be found here. ___________________________ There are few things more fascinating for food scientists, chefs and nutritionists than food habits from the … Continue reading

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Granville Moores: Foodie Paradise

  “The time has come,” the Walrus said “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings” . . . My month-long hiatus from eating out has been a challenge to say the least.  Amazing new restaurants seem to … Continue reading