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Bangkok: But boss, I want to stay on de train

It’s over. My magic carpet ride, so to speak, on the Eastern & Oriental Express train. Started in Singapore, ended in Bangkok. Three days and two nights. (Are you keeping score? Because I’m losing track.) Bangkok is where I’m at … Continue reading

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Gearing up for my Great Noodle Soup Taste Test in Vietnam

No, I’m not talking about my Bubbie’s matzo ball and noodle soup. But there’s another soup I’ve come to adore that’s almost as good: Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s a big bowl of steaming rice noodle soup with whatever you’d … Continue reading

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Food: The (rare) day chocolate let me down

So there I was, in between flights in Chicago recently. Tired, hungry, scouting for food. Then this goodie winked at me. Said: So what if I’m the last thing you should be having for brunch? So what if I cost … Continue reading

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Finds: Ummm, best cheesecake evah!

So there I was, trying to stick to my Biggest Loser Resort plan — uh-huh  — when I stumbled onto … THIS. Believe it or not, this junk food junkie doesn’t really care for cheesecake. Too heavy and greasy, even … Continue reading

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Eats: Gnarly food trucks of my college days now hot, hot, hot

Have to say for the longest time, I avoided anything from a food truck like the plague. Because I was always afraid of getting the plague. This prejudice began when I was a journalism student at Temple University in Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Azores, Portugal: Pot roast I wish grandma could have made

Yep, back to my Nanny Brown because she’s a main ingredient in any Jewish food story. Don’t get me wrong. Her brisket was the best meat I’d tasted. Until a few days ago. That’s when we took a drive to … Continue reading

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Azores, Portugal: How to eat a barnacle

OK, this would have vexed my bubbie Nanny Brown (Jewish grandma), who kept kosher, no end. Almost as much as me dating a Gentile guy. Have to admit, I was just about to lose what little lunch I’d already consumed … Continue reading

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