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A Trio of Philadelphia Places from Breakfast to Dinner (or Vice-Versa or in Whatever Order)

Things that seemed outlandish, nay, impossible, when I lived in Seattle are actually within my grasp on the East Coast. CaseĀ in point: I can get from New York City to Philadelphia on a bus in two hours! What?!? Jesus, I am ignorant. Anyway, I’ve been spending a fair bit of time in (mostly South) Philly [More]

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Wines to Match with Black Bean and Pepita Balls

I’ve always wanted to blurb a book. You know, where an author you admire asks you to contribute a sentence or two to adorn the back cover? Well, it finally happened thanks to Jenn de la Vega. Her cookbook, Showdown Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ, is a delight and totally reflects her can-do, adventurous, and [More]

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Suprisingly Sweet Parsnip Pie For A Vegan Thanksgiving

Y’all know I love dairy and meat, right? But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy food devoid of any animal products. I actually cook mostly vegan for myself at home, as a way to counteract richness-laden wine dinners (cry me a river, I know!) and late night pizza and burritos. You may recall my last [More]

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Bake and Destroy’s Vegan Green Bean Casserole Pizza and Dry Riesling

Do you find vegans take themselves too seriously? Lacking a bit in the fun department? Well get ready to smash those stereotypes with Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans by Natalie Slater. I was sent a promotional copy, checked out some of the recipes, and the wheels started turning. You might wonder what [More]

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Pasta Absorption-Cooked with a Spanish Monastrell

I just tried out a new method of cooking pasta: absorption cooking in wine. Specifically, a Spanish Monastrell. I found the recipe in the vegetarian cookbook Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin. Oh, jeez. I’ve already done this cookbook a disservice by prefacing the title of it with the word “vegetarian.” Do not be prejudiced! As Michael [More]

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