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FAIL: Lost in Translation (Popsicle)

sucrose? do we need to be that specific with the type of sugar pop this is?

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Taiwan: New Fruits

Wax apples. These were my favorite fruit by far. I’ve never seen them at the grocery stores here, but I wish we had these. They have a waxy skin, as the name alludes to, but a super crisp, light, and sweet taste. The whole thing can be eaten, unless you get a slightly more matured […]

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Shilin Night Market

Located across the street from the Jiantan (not Shilin) station on the Danshui (red) line in Taipei, the Shilin Night Market is one of the more famous night markets in Taipei. It is not only famous for the street vendors who sell all sorts of delicious street food, but also the stores and nightlife. By […]

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Food: The Yelper Phenomenon

One of the boons of the internet is that anyone with a computer (or smart phone) can have their opinion posted online for people to see. Conversely, one of the banes of the internet is that anyone with a computer can have their opinion posted about you or your business.

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Baking: Popovers Attempt 4 (Baseline)

Ok, so this is attempt #4. I went back to the original recipe to get another baseline of what the basic popovers turn out like. I followed the original recipe and baked them up.

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The Levels of Foodies

“I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” great quotable movies aside, I am so glad people are writing about the “foodie phenomenon”. As you know from my earlier post, I very much dislike being called a foodie. Although the term is not really controversial, I think its meanings are different for different people. part of […]

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Baking: Popovers Attempt 3

of the three batches of popovers, this was easily the worst. Variables changed: – changed the cooking temp to 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then 15 minutes at 3:50 – added about 2 tablespoons more milk to original recipe

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Baking: Popovers Attempt 2

On this attempt, I was working with the remainder of the double-batch I made for attempt 1. This was so I could concentrate on the cooking time while searching for the perfect popover. Variables changed: – batter was left overnight in fridge – brought the baking time down to 25 minutes from 30. – in […]

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Baking: Popovers Attempt 1

My cousin made me popovers over the summer, and they were delicious. I’ve had popovers before, but I was never really impressed – probably because they were made in a restaurant and were not served piping hot right out of the oven. if not eaten straight from the oven, they tend to get soggy and […]

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PSA: Poutine

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of people do not know what poutine is, nor would be able to recognize it. This is my PSA for poutine: it is a popular dish in Canada that is a gloriously layered meal consisting of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Alternatives include the […]

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