Ethnic

“Swedish” Meatballs

“Swedish” Meatballs

Sweden isn’t exactly one of the countries that first comes to mimd when I think “rich food traditions” but hey, I’ve been to IKEA a few times so I suppose that is enough experience for me to look to this Scandinavian wonderland for some food […]

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Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

You have heard me before talking about the merits of curing, fermenting, and preparing a pantry, and ultimately a life on your own while leaning less on the big stores and more on tried-and-true, multi-generational recipes based on a combination of flavor and survival. I […]

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

Let me tell you about a discovery I made a couple of years ago and have used SO MANY times, I may as well have been the first to have discovered it (see also Christopher Columbus). Pickled onions do two things well: 1) they take […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

St. Patrick’s day in America is special. It’s is the only day where everyone claims the same heritage, unequivocally consumes more alcohol than even New Year’s, and people are willing to eat corned beef and cabbage. Rich, poor, red, yellow, black and white, we are […]

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Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks

Chopsticks. Those frustrating yet fun tools for the eater. Whether you are eating at the lame Panda Express (tastes good but still lame), the “next level” Asian restaurant (think Chinese Dragon in Spokane, or any other predominantly-Anglo town), or even the ethnic Asian (a la […]

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Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

  I was dusting off the internet and found this one tucked into a draft folder that I guess I never got around to finishing. We LOVE THIS SALAD.  Take note of the dressing “trick.” My sister has referred me to many great restaurants around […]

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BELLEVUE – Kukai Ramen and Izakaya

BELLEVUE – Kukai Ramen and Izakaya

Another stop in my commitment to provide insightful and funny guide’s to ethnic food from a white guy’s perspective has brought be to the Tokyo-based Kukai Ramen and Izakaya in the Crossroads area of Bellevue.  A new mini strip mall paralleling Main St, and perpendicular […]

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SEATTLE/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT – Szechuan Noodle Bowl

SEATTLE/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT – Szechuan Noodle Bowl

I don’t get to the International District of Seattle (ID) enough, and I think it stinks. This neighborhood just East of Century Link Field is full of Asian grocers, independent shops, and of course loads of great restaurants. Some of the restaurants are fancy sit […]

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BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue Lets talk about downtown Bellevue for a moment shall we? Once home to only a handful of chain restaurants, mostly attached to the mall, is now loaded with many new and hip dining options. It appears we […]

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BELLEVUE – Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED

BELLEVUE – Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED

Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED I know food porn is probably overused but I have to share one of the most memorable meals I have eaten in a long time…and it happened by accident. I was actually on my way to eat at the famous Won […]

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