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FALAFEL

You know those warring Philly Cheese Steak spots across the street from each other in Philadelphia? Well, welcome to the French version, falafel-style. On this narrow street in the Marais, falafel joints compete for your affections, but L’As Dus Fallafel won my heart in the end. Literally my best bite in Paris and only 5 euro.  This blend of crunchy, […]
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PASTRAMI-BRISKET HASH

The Quiet Man is one of those classics that stands firmly with two feet in it’s time period. Like the film itself, showing an Ireland intersecting the modern and the traditional, John Wayne wrestling a kiss out of an uncooperative Maureen O’Hara can feel uncomfortably old fashioned. But, I love this movie, despite its apparent fustiness through a modern lens. […]
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CORNED BEEF + CABBAGE YAM HASH

I love hashes. Not typical diner hash browns, but bubble and squeak situations. Everything is crispy, and golden brown, and hearty. It’s the perfect thing to serve with a runny yolk. Corned beef hash is a classic, as is corned beef and cabbage – so instead of doing the same ol’ and making your house smell weird, respectively, I thought […]
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BRIE + CARAMELIZED ONION PUPUSAS

There are a few things you can’t escape at a LA farmer’s market or street fair: danger dogs (hotdogs wrapped in bacon served with girdled onions and jalapeños), tacos, and pupusas.  Pupusas are a delicious Salvadorian snack that is somewhere between a quesadilla and a cheese turnover.  Masa, in a dough similar to the one used for tortillas, is stuffed […]
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