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Smart Mouth Newsletter: Washington D.C. on a Bit of a Budget

2022-11-22T19:55:23+00:00November 22nd, 2022|

Washington D.C. on a Bit of a Budget I have launched a restaurant review site called How to Eat L.A. If you like anything about that, please go check it out! -Katherine By Rebecca Grenham Washington, D.C. is not a cheap town. Rent is high, public transportation is pricey, and [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Art of Ukrainian Wedding Bread

2022-11-18T00:17:37+00:00November 18th, 2022|

The Art of Ukrainian Wedding Bread I have launched a restaurant review site called How to Eat L.A. If you like anything about that, please go check it out! -Katherine By Tasha Lowe-Newsome Wedding bread is common to Slavic countries, but it is an art form in Ukraine, where it is [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Lefse Lives on in the Upper Midwest

2022-11-04T00:29:58+00:00November 4th, 2022|

Lefse Lives on in the Upper Midwest By Sheila Julson Northern European food doesn't generate a buzz like some other cuisines, but lefse (LEFF-suh), a Norwegian flatbread commonly made with riced potatoes, is a hot seller in states with high percentages of Norwegian ancestral roots such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: In Nigeria, Masa Means Rice Cake

2022-10-27T21:08:05+00:00October 27th, 2022|

In Nigeria, Masa Means Rice Cake By Winifred Òdúnóku The first time I tasted masa, I was a food-indifferent kid whose taste buds were still dormant. I am of Yorùbá descent (predominantly people of southwestern Nigeria) but spent the first thirteen years of my life in Plateau state where I [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Where Do We Think al Pastor Comes From?

2022-09-29T22:21:15+00:00September 29th, 2022|

Al Pastor Tacos: Middle Eastern in Origin, Global in Appeal By Aimée Ayaka Yokota Lister  What do tacos al pastor and shawarma have in common? A lot, as it turns out. If you’ve ever noticed the uncanny resemblance between Mexican al pastor rotating on a spit and Arab shawarma’s characteristic [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Pictures of Pavlovas

2022-10-05T00:01:37+00:00September 28th, 2022|

Pictures of Pavlovas By Nicole Schnitzler A pavlova combines a meringue’s crisp outer shell and chewy center with fruit and cream. It’s easy to love. It’s also a fun menu item for pastry chefs, since they can play with fillings and flavors while adhering to a popular texture profile. Though its [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: A Harvest Festival’s Prize Leaf

2022-10-05T00:00:14+00:00September 27th, 2022|

A Harvest Festival’s Prize Leaf By Joanna Lobo Seasonal monsoons in Goa bring out a variety of greens from backyards to forests, and the most beloved might be turmeric leaves. During the brief period that they come to life, the oblong perennials feature in a number of local dishes, most importantly [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Sweet Pretzels and Pork in Pittsburgh

2022-10-04T22:47:56+00:00September 25th, 2022|

Sweet Pretzels and Pork in Pittsburgh As a native Pittsburgher, I have grown to appreciate the city’s food more now that I’m not living there. If you have the chance to visit the city, it’s a foodie haven steeped in rich history. Here are 14 items to try: some seasonal, [...]

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