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Mar
23rd
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Juicin’ Ramen

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Things change. Puppies grow up. Great hamburger restaurants close. Toes develop gangrene, turn to black, and fall off.

Speaking of change, we live in a new ramen era now and I bet you didn’t know it. It used to be that you bought ramen for 25 cents and ate it straight from the hotpot. You can still do that, but there’s a better way. Good ramen is available now — really, really good ramen — for just a few dollars each, and it comes with multiple packets of vegetables and rich broth. And for a restaurant-quality meal, you can juice that up with roast pork, soy-soaked eggs, and fresh vegetables. It’s not Momofuku, but it’ll knock your… toes off.

Action socks:

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Mar
16th
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Jerusalem Pasta (with yogurt-pea sauce, chile nuts, basil, and feta)

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Jerusalem! Holy land, land of strife.  Birthplace of the Otto Whoze-his-face cookbook that everyone loves. Well. Inspiration for the Otto Whoze-his-face cookbook that everyone loves.

Including me.

I won’t bother retyping the recipe because hundreds of people on the Internet seem to have made this dish and blogged about it. Fire up the ol’ Googler and make it yourself.

Lemon out.

Aug
25th
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How to Avoid Getting Sick While Eating Adventurously Abroad

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I do a lot of eating while traveling. Because eating is the best part of traveling. And I do a lot of eating in places where Americans are afraid of eating — like on the street, in Asia and Central America. In fact, I almost never eat at fancy places. So, people ask me:  do I get sick a lot?  The answer is no. I virtually never get sick, because I know how to avoid getting sick. My method is relatively easy, encapsulated in two little rules. Yet I find that people are often surprised, or even incredulous, or even downright resistant and argumentative (I know a lot of lawyers) about the effectiveness of my rules. But the rules work. You have every right to second guess my advice, and I can’t guarantee that it will keep you from getting sick. On the other hand, I follow these rules, and I don’t get sick, so there’s that.

The two rules for not getting sick while eating abroad:

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Jun
20th
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Grilled bone-in ribeye

Steak with zucchini

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Salt steak for 24 hours.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Grill.  Slice zuc’.  Salt and lemon-pepper and olive oil.  Grill.