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Category Archive for 'Appetizer'

Chicken Kara-Áge

My first memory of karaage was with my dear friend Ali whose house I used to visit pretty frequently during the weekdays after high school during our senior year. Her grandmother would make delicious Japanese snacks for us after school such as onigiri, abura miso, takikomi gohan, and of course, chicken karaage. Sometimes, on a […]

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Tomato Salad

A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins. – Laurie Colwin The days of fall and summer have been rapidly fading away in Ithaca, yet I was able to hang onto the last bits of warmth through a few fortunate days of sunshine plus the last batches of tomatoes from our Community […]

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We are indeed much more than what we eat; but what we eat can nevertheless help us be much more than what we are. — Adele Davis Ah, Italy! Italia! Il Bel Paese! Even though a culinary journey through this land of food artists would outlast the most long-lived of men, we felt the need […]

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Simple Caprese Bites

Use only the best fresh regional ingredients in season and keep it simple. — James Beard When life gets busy, sometimes it is best to keep it simple and fresh. And boy, life has certainly been busy. Regardless, I love the simplicity of three-ingredient, no-cook appetizers such as Caprese bites. Although this may not be […]

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My coworker Zeynep, who happens to be from Turkey, made red lentil balls for a bridal shower and I was immediately drawn to them because they were unique, tasty, and something that I’ve never tried before. They were a big hit as an interesting vegetarian finger food for the health-conscious. The recipe featured below is […]

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