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What Is the Difference Between American and Mediterranean Hummus?

The biggest difference between American hummus and the hummus prepared in the Mediterranean is, in a word, simplicity. A Mediterranean hummus is a humble chickpea-centric dish made with tahini (sesame...
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Tribute to Zephyr Wright, White House Chef for LBJ's Administration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Zephyr Wright’s legacy is among the longest-lasting in the White House Kitchen. Unlike Verdon, Wright’s debut didn’t make the front page of the New York Times. Julia Child never mentioned W...

Vietnam summit menus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Trump attended a working lunch with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, where the menu was Vietnamese and significantly more dedcadent: Course 1: Fresh shredded green mango sal...

Why is Boston food so bland?

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by MLouis 3 years ago

I recently moved to Boston from the mid-Atlantic, and am struck by how bland the food is here. I live in Brookline, and keep trying highly rated restaurants (according to Yelp) and have been disapp...

Restaurant near NE Parkway (toll road) between DIA and Boulder

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by susanmoulder 7 months ago

Looking for a decent restaurant near toll road from Denver airport to Boulder. Flight arriving around 5pm so don’t want to get into rush hour traffic in Denver. Any suggestions on “normal” food? Pr...

Posting American recipes on a U.K. Site

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by Traveler1946 7 months ago

For the last 4 months I have ben posting American recipes on a U.K. site. That went over like a lead balloon. They seem stuck with the same foods that their ancestors ate and are quite unwilling to...

If you live in Europe, what American products do you crave? [Moved from International board]

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by Nicole 11 years ago

We are about to visit relatives in the Netherlands and would like to bring some food products for them. But given that most things seem to taste better over there, we're not sure what to bring! W...

Boston's best fine dining, food wise

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by pigletthepug 9 months ago

We dined at Le Bernandin when were in NYC 2 weeks ago and really fell in love with their food. The flavors were deep but delicate. We could taste the care and technique that went into each dish. ...

The best of the best!

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by BLover33 9 months ago

Need a wow restaurant that I can get a reservation at next Monday. Price not an issue. Anywhere in Manhattan. Italian, Meditarranean or American preferred but open to all cuisines other than Asian....

Half Pig Head @ Social in Costa Mesa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

For my visit to Laguna Beach last month, my host had planned a barbecue at home with some friends on Sunday. But the Aliso Fire that broke out Saturday afternoon cancelled that plan. Instead, one o...

Pico Restaurant @ Los Alamos General Store

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Last week I dropped into Pico Restaurant as one of the few options open on Wednesday night after cutting short my visit to Norman. https://www.chowhound.com/post/norman-restaurant-bar-skyview-motel...

Norman Restaurant & Bar | Skyview Motel - Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Dinner options in Los Alamos are fairly limited on Wednesday nights. Norman Restaurant & Bar in the newly renovated Skyview Motel is new and one of the few places that is open. I was alerted that i...

Snappy Patty's West Medford: An early report

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by UnclePH 4 years ago

We stopped into Snappy Patty's this past Friday evening. It was only their second day after opening their doors so I'm offering this very early report with more to come after additional visits. ...

Unfancy dinner near Nat'l African American Museum

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by somervilleoldtimer 11 months ago

Will pick up my daughter after her visit to the museum, then we will want dinner and a glass of adult beverage. Is there anyplace near that's not too pricy. Happy for Thai, Indian, etc., as well ...

European style butter vs. regular every day U.S.butter

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by Kristine 14 years ago

Sorry if it's a stupid question, but I've never had it, and there are quite a few postings that mention it (from Trader Joes of course)So I would like to give it a try. My question is what exactly ...

Housemade Ice Cream @ Velvet Grill & Creamery | Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

My final stop before leaving Lodi was the Velvet Grill & Creamery to try the housemade ice cream I'd read about. I tasted the peppermint and mocha almond fudge flavors before choosing. The ice crea...

Protégé Opening in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A shy chowhound in Palo Alto reports that Protégé is ready to open. Friends and family event tonight, then the plan is to open to the public on Tuesday, March 20. Not yet accepting reservations, wa...

One of the BEST restaurants with gluten-free options in LA

Lorally
by Lorally 1 year ago

The Six Chow House has been a standing favorite for almost a decade. I'm always looking for gluten-free options in Los Angeles, and The Six Chow House provides gluten-free flatbread and pizza optio...

Cachagua General Store Reincarnated as Kitchen at Douglas Ranch in Carmel Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After two closures, I was among those who did not hold out much hope for Chef Michael Jones to reopen his Cachagua General Store. But yesterday he announced that he's signed a lease to be the Kitch...

lil' Bits Cafe | Grover Beach - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Our visit to the beach towns of San Luis Obispo County in May 2017 started off with a rib-sticking hearty breakfast at lil' Bits Cafe in Grover Beach.

One night in Denver--LoDo

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 1 year ago

We will be flying in next Saturday staying near friends in LoDo and Highland areas for one night only. I'm sure they will be suggesting places for dinner, as this is their neighborhood. We have tr...