Category Archives: International Cuisine

New Year Chinese Feast 2017 (Happy National Buffet Day!)

This year is over. Finally. Our national nightmare rages on, but we made it to the other side of Year One. And January 2 is (was) National Buffet Day! (I started writing this yesterday but didn’t post until today, so … Continue reading

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Canada Box: Big Mac Sauce

Back in October, I found out that McDonald’s Big Mac sauce was available in bottles. But only in Canada. I expressed my disappointment on my Facebook page and DiS!1972-fan Alicia offered to send me Big Mac sauce as well as … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Eats: Garmonbozia Soup

FINALLY. IT’S SUNDAY AND IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN. I am so fucking stoked for this. I’ve been waiting 27 years for this. 27 years since eleven-year-old me was utterly traumatized by Twin Peaks. I had BOB nightmares for a long while … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Eats: The Norwegians Are Leaving!

In 2014, in anticipation of the Blu-ray release of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, I did a series of Peaks-themed posts. Back then, the idea of David Lynch and Mark Frost returning with a third season of the show was…well, … Continue reading

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The Argyle Club’s Cuban Black Bean Soup (1961)

This recipe comes from a very recent acquisition–Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cookbook (1961). My mum gave me this one for Christmas this year, and lemme tell ya, this one seems like a goody, especially since it features illustrations by Andrew Warhola! … Continue reading

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Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi

And now a quick take–it’s Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi! Well, few recipes get easier than that! I made a serving for 1. So I went with a 1/4 pound shrimp and adjusted the amount of the other ingredients accordingly. … Continue reading

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Mexican Sherry Gelatin Dessert

Hola, kittens! Today on my youtube channel I posted a brand-spankin’ new video. In it I make a packet of sherry-flavored gelatin and try my hand at solo shooting and editing. Please be kind–I’m rusty and youtube is really basic. … Continue reading

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The Emerald Cocktail

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t have a lick of Irish in me, nor do I typically go out on St. Patrick’s Day, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t celebrate in my own, small ways. Last year I went … Continue reading

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Mike Kalina’s Pittsburgh Potato Cheese Pierogies

PIEROGIES! One of my most favorite foods. Growing up in Pittsburgh, pierogies were everywhere. Everywhere! The best are the ones made by church ladies, and my Aunt Bonnie (goddamnit, why do I not write down the dough recipe when I … Continue reading

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82. Chicken Breasts (With Prosciutto and Mushrooms)

So, you know that weekend that Todd and Leah came in for a wedding and I made them the Broiled Filet of Sole brunch on Saturday morning? Well, this is how insane I am: while they were at that wedding … Continue reading

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