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DineLA Lunch at Spago

Black Forest Pudding Dessert at Spago

This week (and this upcoming week of Jan 31- Feb 5) was restaurant week in Los Angeles. This means that some of the restaurants around the city are participating in an event called DineLA where they offer special, three-course set menus at a special price. I took advantage of this to take in a lunch at Spago. The restaurant was lovely, the food was delicious, ... Read More »

Foodie Survival Kit

Foodie Survival Kit

When you’re traveling, whether it’s international or to a distant family member’s home over the holidays, you never know what you’re going to find food-wise. Sometimes it will be great but other times… let’s just say that the food might be less than perfect, with problems like to little seasoning, too much seasoning or really strange seasoning. A few spices of your own can go ... Read More »

An inside look at Smuckers

The Smuckers Store

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a trip out to Orville, Ohio with a few other bloggers and take an inside look at the Smuckers company. Smuckers is known for their jam, but what you might not know is that the family-owned company actually owns quite a few other brands, including Crisco, Jif, Folgers and Eagle Brand, just to name a few of ... Read More »

Homemade Hotteok

One of the first street foods I tried while in Seoul was hotteok, which was recommended to me by The Girl Who Ate Everything just before I left. Hotteok are breads, either baked or fried until crispy, that are filled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. They’re actually a really simple dish, but quite tasty and a nice sweet afternoon snack. I wanted to try and create ... Read More »

A few foodie observations about Seoul

Happy virus Menu

Before this trip, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect in Seoul. The trip was actually extremely easy in all aspects. Transportation was wonderful and the city was easy to get around in. I also found it easy to communicate with my limited Korean. I can say “hello” and “thank you,” which are two of the most useful words in any language when you’re a ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul street food: Kkultarae

Kkultarae, court cakes

When I first saw someone making kkultarae, I had no idea that a type of candy was being made. I actually thought, from a distance, that the vendors were hand-pulling some exceptionally fine noodles, since the motions that the were making when pulling a white substance into multiple strands looked a lot like the method used to hand-pull noodles. Kkultarae, also known as Korean court ... Read More »

Food on Singapore Airlines

A few years ago, there was a website called Airline Meals where users could upload photos of the various foodstuffs they were served on flights. It listed all different airlines, and had both domestic and international flights in all seating classes. It was fun to look at, even if you weren’t traveling! The site gradually faded away as airlines phased out included meals and replaced ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul food: Korean BBQ

There is a little bit of a gray area between street food and restaurant food in Seoul when it comes to some of the very small restaurants located in market areas. This little restaurant in Namdaemun market, for instance, was actually just a handful of tables set up in the street in front of a small kitchen/store area. When I say tables, I should clarify ... Read More »

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