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Tasting Adventure http://www.tastingadventure.com Around The World With Two Forks and A Knife Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:50:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Don’t Toss It, Fix Your Kitchen Appliance http://www.tastingadventure.com/2014/01/09/dont-toss-it-fix-your-kitchen-appliance/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2014/01/09/dont-toss-it-fix-your-kitchen-appliance/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:50:10 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/2011/05/01/dont-toss-it-fix-your-kitchen-appliance/

It could have been a disaster. With the entire meal staged, ingredients prepped and timed, my friends Bonnie and Doug waited in anticipation as I prepared to cook herb-crusted rack of lamb, grilled asparagus and potatoes a la boulangere. But when I flicked the switch on my old faithful KitchenAid Blender our ears were greeted […]]]>
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Ethiopian-inspired & infused Lentil Soup with Chicken http://www.tastingadventure.com/2014/01/05/ethiopian-inspired-and-infused-lentil-soup-with-chicken/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2014/01/05/ethiopian-inspired-and-infused-lentil-soup-with-chicken/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:54:34 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=233

I’ve prepared this soup in the heart of winter here in Southern California, my east-coast and middle US friends and readers will be quick to point out that the winter I’m experiencing here is barely comparable to the winter experienced elsewhere in the USA, Canada and the rest of the world. Nonetheless, we are experiencing […]]]>
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Ethiopia Dreaming: Zilzil Alecha—Prime Beef in Green Pepper Sauce http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/12/01/ethiopia-dreaming-zilzil-alecha-prime-beef-in-green-pepper-sauce/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/12/01/ethiopia-dreaming-zilzil-alecha-prime-beef-in-green-pepper-sauce/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2013 06:11:42 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=211

Though it’s been more than three years since I was cruising winding my way through Ethiopia and following the Nile River, exploring the ancient ruins of Lalibela and searching for the remains of Haile Selassie’s Lions and the tomb or memorial of Bob Marley. Though the donkey dealer I whom I tried to purchase one […]]]>
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Zanzibar Inspired Baked Halibut Curry: Mtuzi wa Samaki http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/11/29/zanzibar-inspired-baked-halibut-curry-mtuzi-wa-samaki/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/11/29/zanzibar-inspired-baked-halibut-curry-mtuzi-wa-samaki/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:56:58 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=202

With the heat of summer, the waves pounding on the beach and the palm trees swaying with the breeze, I find myself dreaming of Tanzania, the Indian Ocean and the historic island of Zanzibar. Just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar has a colored history in that it served for years as the hub of […]]]>
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Summer’s End Sunday Solo BBQ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/09/24/summers-end-sunday-solo-bbq/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/09/24/summers-end-sunday-solo-bbq/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:41:08 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=184

he pace of life, schedules, commitments and deadlines hit me hard when I finally slowed down for dinner on a Sunday evening. Problem was, I haven’t taken the time to get to the grocery store in a few days. Plus, I learned earlier that the Southern California grocery clerks were threatening to strike unless contract […]]]>
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In Corks I Sometimes Trust. http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/09/18/in-corks-i-sometimes-trust/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/09/18/in-corks-i-sometimes-trust/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:02:48 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=179

hat do you do with your old corks? Like many wine drinkers I do have a love-hate relationship with corks. Like so many crafts, there are some beautifully created corks, and there is a slew of mediocrity. Some years ago I showed up late to a personal  wine tasting at a tony Napa Valley winery. […]]]>
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Smell The Coffee? How Much For A Perfect Cup? http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/08/17/perfect-cup-of-coffee/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/08/17/perfect-cup-of-coffee/#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:11:29 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=174

My love for coffee started at an early age. That is, I loved coffee ice cream. With all the flavors in the world, I was consistent and always chose coffee ice cream. I don’t eat much ice cream anymore, though wandering through the hilltop towns of Tuscany I am easily persuaded to indulge in a […]]]>
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Fresh & Simple. Tomato Cucumber Salad http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/21/fresh-simple-tomato-cucumber-salad/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/21/fresh-simple-tomato-cucumber-salad/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:36:14 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/2011/07/21/fresh-simple-tomato-cucumber-salad/

With the heat of the summer sun blazing down, I find myself looking to either cook more outside on the BBQ or preparing simple salads in the kitchen so I do not need to fire up the oven or stovetop. That’s where the beauty and simplicity of cucumbers and tomatoes shine—together in a tasty and […]]]>
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Burmese Chicken Lentil Curry http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/13/burmese-chicken-lentil-curry/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/13/burmese-chicken-lentil-curry/#respond Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:50:30 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/?p=225

Now known as Myanmar and home to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the country once called Burna is nestled between India and China, Myanmar which means its food and culture influences and is influenced by both of its neighbors. With yellow lentils (chana dal) and spices (cumin, garam masala, etc.) are fond […]]]>
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Beets In The Summer? It’s Okay! http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/13/summer-is-okay-for-beets/ http://www.tastingadventure.com/2013/07/13/summer-is-okay-for-beets/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 03:24:30 +0000 http://www.tastingadventure.com/2011/07/13/summer-is-okay-for-beets/

Though traditionally beets are considered a fall vegetable, but if you’re roaming the farmers markets around here, and if you could get past the sweet corn, tomatoes and squash, you’d find these delicious beets of all colors eager to find their place on the summer BBQ. I will admit this is an unusual twist to […]]]>
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