Global wrap! Five food-nomena we Love! (#5)

Food-nomena delivered from around the world!

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1. Hello, halo-halo! The Filipino dessert is a sweet, sinful mix of everything and anything, plus shaved ice.

2. New York City’s “Indian Row” restaurants are full of mysteries. Most of them are not even run by Indians.

3. One way to test the market for an eatery is to sell your homemade dishes on the sidewalk, like this Japanese tourist is doing in Cebu.

4. If you can wrap your head around eating raw horse meat and fish sperm, these unusual Japanese foods are (supposedly) quite tasty.

5. Should you eat that leftover ham that’s been sitting in the fridge for 5 days? There’s an app for that.

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And with these five delicious food-nomena, it’s a global wrap! Till next time!

 

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Global wrap! Five food-nomena we Love! (#4)

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1. Lavish wedding buffets are out. Modern couples in India embrace farm-to-table family-style dining, tasting stations and dim sum.

2. Put down that doughnut and watch this short video to compare your diet to what people around the world eat in a day.

3. Mapo tofu. Is your mouth watering yet? Spicy, complex, homey Sichuan dishes are exactly what Americans ordered.

4. Now that sushi and ramen have a firm foothold in the US and UK, Japanese comfort food like fish-roe pasta and chicken karaage can come out to play.

5. Starbucks, who? These 50 cool US coffee shops serve the perfect blend of quality beans, knowledgeable baristas and inviting space.

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And with these five delicious food-nomena, it’s a global wrap! Till next time!

 

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Global Wrap! Five Food-nomena We Love! (#3)

Food-nomena delivered from around the world!

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I love food science, but I also devour food stories that give me a taste of the world’s cultures and connections. Here are five of my favorites this week!

1. In the City of Brotherly Love, a little pizza joint fires up a movement, letting customers pay it forward to help people in need.

2. The very logic behind ingredient combinations in Indian cuisine is the opposite of the Western way of thinking. And spices play a big part in this phenomenon.

3. Watch a San Francisco chef perform ikejime, or fish butchery the way it’s done at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market. (Not for those with weak stomachs.)

4. You might think the Japanese have the weird-but-tasty packaged snacks market cornered, but the Koreans hold their own.

5. Quick, run to London’s first “slow food” market, where you’ll find the world’s oldest alcoholic drink and other local, sustainable treats.

 

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And with these five delicious food-nomena, it’s a global wrap! Till next time!