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The intentions of this blog is none other than to narrate myexperiences at some of the restaurants/food operations I visited.Positive or negative criticism is expressed from my point of view andpersonal experiences.What I'm getting at is, that, there's a chance that my opinions mightnot coincide with yours partially or at all. This is not to …

good Vietnamese food in Pittsburgh

Few months ago I had a bad experience with a Vietnamese restaurant in the Strip recommended by my friend Brian. He describes his culinary inclinations by saying "I like flavor." I don't know how or why, but this place had no flavor. The food was prepared badly and the portions were incredibly small, maybe in …

food shows visit Spain

Last night we watched back to back food shows on the Travel Channel--Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World--and both were about Spain. We tuned in 2/3 through No Reservations, so I'm hoping to find the show somewhere online or find out when the Spain episode is scheduled to be rebroadcast. Anyway--what struck …

when should you spend more for organic?

When you're shopping for fruits and vegetables, it's not always easy to convince yourself to spend an extra $2 a pound for organic produce. Sometimes you wonder whether it's worth it. A good way to make that decision is to spend the extra money for organic produce for the types of produce that tend to …

urban farming: beekeeping

On Tuesday, August 25, I went to a Burgh Bees "Beekeeper Meet-up" on the North Side. I originally discovered Burgh Bees at the Phipps Garlic and Tomato Festival, which is a special event during the regularly scheduled farmers market that happens on the lawn at Phipps Conservatory every Wednesday. Based on the quick conversation I …

featured ingredient: lemon

The lemon (Citrus limon) is a small, yellow rounded fruit, pointed at its ends, with acidic juice. The origin of the lemon is unknown, though it may be native to northwest India. Arab traders in Asia carried lemons and other citrus fruits to eastern Africa and the Middle East between AD 100 and 700, reaching …