Category Archives: Food and drink

Spaghetti Con Peperoni Cruschi, Pomodoro, E Mollica Fritta (Spaghetti With Pepper, Tomato, And Fried Breadcrumbs)

As you can probably tell, I have recently been to Italy.  When I visited Basilicata, my friend living in Potenza introduced me to this pepper, peperoni cruschi (pronounced CROO-sh-kee, the noise from chewing on the pepper).  At first, I was … Continue reading

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Dining At Veg & Veg

YUMMY!  Highly recommend this restaurant Veg & Veg (Mercato Centrale, Firenze), flavorful, diverse, and delectable! This is a restaurant that only has vegetarian and vegan items, so you can surely be safe!  The sauce, the sandwich, the food, buonissimi!  I … Continue reading

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Dining At Il Panino Tondo

11 years ago, I went to Italy for a summer with a program that was a language-intensive program…  Meaning I went to class from morning till late, Italian, all, the, time. This time when I returned, I knew that since … Continue reading

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When Confronted With The Protein Question As A Vegan

When It comes to protein in a vegan diet, we really have to look at the quality as well as the quantity. Out of the 22 amino acid building blocks, 9 are essential amino acids.  These are tryptophan, histidine, methionine + … Continue reading

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Dumplings? Noodles? The English Vernacular

I grew up knowing that buns ( 饅頭 , /man to/, ㄇㄢˊ ㄊㄡˊ ) are different from buns with fillings inside ( 包子 , /bao zi/, ㄅㄠ ㄗ˙ ), and buns with fillings inside are also different from “dumplings” ( 餃子 … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: Cuban Black Bean Soup

So yummy!  But if you are trying out the recipe, PLEASE do not do the whole portion suggested by the book, cut it down by half, as the soup is quite filling, and it took 3 people in my family … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: Delightful Date Truffles

Loved them!  They were full of spices!  The white ones were rolled in powdered sugar while the dark ones were rolled in cocoa powder.  My friends enjoyed them, my family loved them, and I also think they were very yummy!  Very … Continue reading

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