Bibliotaste: Fictional Feasts

I was reading The Paris Review, chopstick-extended fingers trying to navigate a flailing noodle into my mouth while bypassing the space over my keyboard when I came across an article entitled Hemingway’s Hamburger. The author, Cheryl Lu-Tien Tan, describes kneading a mixture of meat, capers, and spices into a patty described by a recipe for […]

Food, travel, and life in On the Noodle Road

Who invented the noodle? Did Marco Polo introduce noodles to Italy from China? Jen Lin-Liu who owns a Chinese cooking school found herself asking the same questions while on her honeymoon in Italy. Marco Polo did not introduce the noodles, but beyond that it gets fuzzy, so she decided to embark on a long trek that would follow the Silk Road…

Bibliotaste: If Necessary, A Jackfruit

(Or not the king, but a prince, of fruit)   Let me pose to you a theory I recently overheard, a conversation in which the jackfruit was being called “the new kale”. I remember earlier this year that the entertainment umbrella E! announced that the jackfruit was the hot new vegetable of 2013. Being called […]