Why are Some Croissants Straight, and...

12th Jan, 2015

  “I wonder why some croissants are straight and others are curved.” “It has to do with butter content.” “Wait, what?” “The ones that are straight are made from butter.…

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What Happens When a Sugar Junkie Gives...

16th Dec, 2014

I am a sugar fanatic. This should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who’s visited this site at least once (I have a category of posts labeled “Cupcake Death…

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Romdeng Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia...

18th Sep, 2014

Spoiler: We eat spiders. If you do not want to see photos of this, then you may want to read another post. (May I suggest this one? It’s about the best cupcakes…

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WTF Weds: Durian. Ugh. Durian.

23rd Jul, 2014

I would like to take a moment to talk about durian. I have to. I have spent the larger part of the morning working on a post about the Khmer…

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Taverna Buonvicino, Amalfi, Italy

3rd Jul, 2014

  It is very, very hard to find a good, reasonably priced meal in Amalfi. Most places we went to were subpar. They could afford to be – they’d have…

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Ristorante Max, Positano, Italy

25th Jun, 2014

  We should have learned from our experience back in Frigento that Google Maps could not be trusted in Southern Italy, but it was around the time we reached Positano…

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Breakfast at Hotel Santa Caterina,...

23rd Jun, 2014

This was the interior dining room at the Hotel Santa Caterina. We ate breakfast here only once, when a light rain was falling.

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Trattoria Cumpa Cosimo, Ravello, Italy

16th Jun, 2014

Italian lunchtimes proved difficult for us. Jet lag meant we weren’t hungry until 3 pm or so, and by then, everything was closed. So we spent most afternoons wandering around…

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Pranzo in Italy

26th May, 2014

I suppose I should have warned Rand.   Honestly, though, I thought he knew. That is why I didn’t lean over and whisper, “Pace yourself. There are four more courses…

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