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Eats: Philly, home of one of world’s best desserts

You’ve just gotta trust me on this. Because I know dessert. Especially the frozen kind. I’ve been taste-testing ice cream and sorbet ever since I was old enough to buy something from the Good Humor man. I’ve had encounters with Ben … Continue reading

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Schlepping 3,000 miles for a banana leaf and burned rice

Who would fly 3,000 miles for dinner?  With a drink that tastes like burned rice? And a dressed-up banana leaf for dessert? I would. And did a while back. It’s what they eat in Madagascar, that island nation off Africa, better known as … Continue reading

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Eats: What you’ve just gotta try if you’re in Pittsburgh area

It’s a combo you may not find anywhere else. A mountain of fries, coleslaw and whatever else you want piled between two slabs of Italian bread. It’s what made a Pittsburgh eatery known as Primanti Bros famous. Everyone in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Eats: What do you serve a pope? Menus included

Of all the Pope Francis stories, this one (and the one about all the souvenir schlock) caught my eye. No surprise; food involved. With pretty straightforward menus even the flock can prepare, if you care to do some digging for the … Continue reading

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12 reasons to love Seattle (besides the Seahawks)

Think Seattle and you think: Seahawks. Space Needle. Microsoft. Awful weather. Done. That’s what I thought. Then I discovered the Pacific Northwest’s “Emerald City” has loads of sparkle. Just back from visiting and entertaining the idea of buying a little … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: A Very Dachshund Thanksgiving

Wanted to take time on this Sunday before Turkey Day to stop with my Asia escapades for the moment and talk what I think are some cool Thanksgiving dishes. (Read on, vegetarians; there’s one for you.) Sending it out now … Continue reading

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Eastern & Oriental Express: It’s a tough life

Last I mentioned the Eastern & Oriental Express, I was just about to board the train. And worried that my darling little pillbox hat would be on the ground in a crumpled heap before I ever made it to my … Continue reading

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