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Know Your FACTS: Making Crap Tasty

One of the highest compliments I have ever received for my culinary creations was in college by a friend of mine who said I make crappy food taste good. We are all frequently stuck with unappetizing junk that we somehow are supposed to turn into a meal. This could be because our budget restricts us […]

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Japan: Land of Food Perfection

Japan makes me jealous! After working for several days there I quickly became spoiled with by the pristine perfection of every bite I ate. The quality, the presentation and the attention to every miniscule detail was ridiculously amazing.  After returning back home to the FedUp HQ in good-ole-America, I longed for the tasty treats I […]

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Make This

After my earlier ‘Rant’ about chestnuts and how freaking difficult they are to find being sold in American grocery stores, I felt like I needed to share a good example of why these damn things can be such useful ingredients. Behold the  awesomeness that chestnuts provided on this pizza of mine: This flat bread was […]

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Love the Lounge, Submit to Snobbery

Any food associated with air-travel is generally assumed to be disgusting.  This includes both the slop they serve on the planes while in-flight AND the over-priced nonsense sold in the terminals.  You rarely get to chow down on anything enjoyable during your journey once you leave the comfort of your home/hotel and enter  the tasteless-wasteland […]

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BBBBest Bite

Quick Best Bite of the week update: So I had a bunch of food starting with the letter ‘B’ and I was feeling creative/stupid. So I made dinner by piling them all together. I would have NEVER thought this combination would be so perfect, but… (Brussels Sprouts+Beets+Bacon+Balsamic Vinaigrette )x(Feta Topping+Rosemary)=Awesomeness The sweet beets and the […]

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Best Bite: Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

So this past week’s Best Bite was definitely my annual Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza. I already wrote about how to make it and how amazing it is here. But this year’s was especially tasty. I used more cranberry sauce and bigger chunks of tender turkey…and maybe my leftovers were just that much better than what I […]

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Cereal Simplicity

Almost every week there is a single bite that stands out to me…a mouthful of food that completely satisfies my search for good grub.  It is a perfect meal that  leaves me smiling… where even the after-shock of burps that may follow are pleasant experiences that bring wonderful memories of that ‘Best Bite.’ Often times […]

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Stuff Your Pie Hole with a Pumpkin-Pie-Sort-of-Thing

I wait and I wait all year for that moment when Libby’s canned pumpkin shows up in ridiculous quantities at every grocery store. Pumpkin is freaking AMAZING. Yet it is one of those seasonal foods that seem to only be appropriate when ‘Libby,’ whoever the Hell that is, says so… Oh…and quick rant: Did you know […]

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Quality Vs. Quantity

I am fed up with people telling me that it is all about ‘quality’…so many people think that a meal will always be better if only the best ingredients are used. I agree overpriced, ‘quality’ ingredients and meals are awesome (except when truffles are involved)…but often with an elaborate-ingredient-based meal where quality is the first priority, your opportunity to savor […]

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Sushi, ALWAYS a Best Bite

Sushi…glorious sushi. Not only does it taste amazing, but the presentation of a plate full of sushi is a true piece of art. Then there are the other points sushi gets for being: * Healthy (assuming you are not getting some sort of deep-fried-mayo-roll) *Classy (you know asking a girl out to get sushi shows […]

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