Shiitake Frittata & Yogurt Culture Book Review

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Wake – Dip, Dress, Drizzle, Spread – Sip – Slurp – Chill… sounds like a perfectly planned day, but it is actually a few chapter titles to a fascinating book on yogurt.

Yogurt Culture – A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip & Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food by Cheryl Sternman Rule, is an intriguing journey into the diversity of one of the most versatile ingredients used throughout the world. Continue Reading →

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Fermented Spicy Sweet Potatoes

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Every once in awhile I make something that is out of my comfort zone and am shocked by how good turns out. Lacto-fermented spicy sweet potatoes is one of those recipes.

Fermenting is currently the rage in Los Angeles; from trendy restaurant chefs & mixologists to vegans & home cooks alike. Continue Reading →

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Street Art in Valparaíso, Chile

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Only two hours northwest from the Chilean capital of Santiago sits the eccentric port city of Valparaíso. Some consider it the San Francisco of South America. Valpo, as the locals like to call it, has all the charms of a hillside town overlooking the sea.

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Parts of the city looks elegant, refined, and very old, like Europe. Other parts are a mishmash of architecture typical to many South American cities, with neighborhoods climbing up the sides of the city’s 48 hills, surrounding the bay.

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Fermented Curtido

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I have been a curious bystander of fermented foods for some time. It appears to be trendy these days, which is interesting since it is a process that goes back to the beginning of time.

Fermentation was not only used as a food preserver, but also as support for intestinal and overall health. Fermented vegetables have all the nutrition of raw vegetables, with the added bonus of the good bacteria and probiotics that are formed in the process. Continue Reading →

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Brigadeiro – Brazilian BonBons

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When I was in Rio de Janeiro I fell in love with Brigadeiros.. A Brigadeiro {Bree-gah-day-roo} is a caramel fudge-like truffle. It is a popular candy in Brazil that is served as a dessert and most birthday parties. One bite of this soft and chewy deliciousness, and I knew I had to make them. Continue Reading →

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