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When we first started this site, writing about food seemed, if not novel, at least an adventure. But pretty soon it was clear that we needed a better way to articulate what we'd eaten. And if we couldn't let you taste or smell the food, the next best thing was of course photographs of the food we'd eaten and the restaurant or venue we'd eaten it in. Over time we've gotten better at taking pictures, and we're always striving to improve. And we post only the food we really enjoyed. No sense in publishing pictures of food that didn't taste as good as it looked. Enjoy this feast for the eyes!

 

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Mix
June 12, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

25 roasted pineapple macadamia brown butter ice cream.jpg

 

Entry: July 13, 2006


Shibuya
June 11, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

15 rock shrimp tempura 2.jpg

 

Entry: July 11, 2006


City View
June 9, 2006
San Francisco, California
 

05-har gow.jpg

 

Entry: July 6, 2006


Blue Plate
June 8, 2006
San Francisco, California
 

11 macaroni and drunken spanish goat cheese.jpg

 

Entry: June 19, 2006 


L'Atelier de JoŽl Robuchon
March 31, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

07 roquette salad gaspacho and tofu.jpg

 

Entry: July 18, 2006

     
 

 

05

  

 

 

A Week at the C.I.A. -
The Restaurants
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

08 flan.jpg

 

Entry: March 28, 2006


A Week at the C.I.A. -
Finished Dishes
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

06 bruschetta with oven roasted tomatoes and fontina cheese.jpg

 

Entry: March 22, 2006


A Week at the C.I.A. -
Cooking
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

21 mozarella prosciutto and roasted tomato terrine.jpg

 

Entry: March 20, 2006


A Week at the C.I.A. -
Lectures
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

06 john fischer.jpg

 

Entry: February 28, 2006


A Week at the C.I.A. -Student Life
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

11 grand buffet.jpg

 

Entry: February 27, 2006


A Week at the C.I.A. -The Facilities
December 19-22, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
 

06 cia main building.jpg

 

Entry: February 22, 2006


Thailand Cuisine II
June 1, 2005
Kahalui, Maui, Hawaii
 

03-chicken satay.jpg

 

Entry: June 9, 2005


La Carta de Oaxaca
April 10, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

15-entomatadas.jpg

 

Entry: June 21, 2005


Lampreia
March 26, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

17-crab and apple.jpg

 

Entry: April 18, 2005


Vij's
March 17, 2005
Vancouver, Canada
 

18-wine marinated lamb popsicles.jpg

 

Entry: May 9, 2005


Passover Coconut Cookies from Lampreia
March 13, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

32-on a plate.jpg

 

Entry: April 15, 2005  


wd~50
March 5, 2005
New York, New York
 

15-lamb belly, green daikon, black bean, chocolate powder.jpg

 

Entry: May 3, 2005


Pizzaganzaô 2005, Seattle Edition
February 6, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

02-a new york pizza place.jpg

 

Entry: February 11, 2005


Hot Chocolate Tasting, Round II
February 5, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

10-bittersweet hot chocolate.jpg

 

Entry: Feb. 16, 2005


Hot Chocolate Tasting, Round I
January 15, 2005
Seattle, Washington
 

10-ready for more.jpg

 

Entry: January 17, 2005  

     
 

 

04

  

 

 
   

Chez Panisse
December 18, 2004
Berkeley, Callifornia
 

08 chicken brodo.jpg

 

Entry: May 11, 2006


Mistral
September 25, 2004
Seattle, Washington
 

05-pacific sablefish.jpg

 

Entry: May 11, 2005


Rein's
July 18, 2004
Vernon, Connecticut
 

14 pickles.jpg

 

Entry: October 27, 2005


Lotus of Siam
June 30, 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

14 koi soy - issan style steak tartare.jpg

 

Entry: October 24, 2005


The Fat Duck
June 2, 2004
Bray, England
 

21-salmon poached with liquorice.jpg

 

Entry: October 19, 2005 


Food Festival
May 31, 2004
Tel Aviv, Israel
 

18-kebab.jpg

 

Entry: October 16, 2005 


Salumi
May 12, 2004
Seattle, WA
 

31-salami and cheese.jpg

 

Entry: October 17, 2005 


Katz's Delicatessen
May 8, 2004
New York, New York
 

08-pastrami sandwich.jpg

 

Entry: October 13, 2005


Spice Market
May 8, 2004
New York, New York
 

13-black pepper shrimp with sun dried pineapple.jpg

 

Entry: October 11, 2005


Kalustyan's
May 8, 2004
New York, New York
 

20040508-newyork 292.jpg

 

Entry: September 29, 2005


Artisanal
May 7, 2004
New York, New York
 

14-montgomerys cheddar and serpa cheeses.jpg

 

Entry: September 26, 2005


Asiate
May 7, 2004
New York, New York
 

17-sashimi of tuna avocado daikon and ponzu.jpg

 

Entry: September 20, 2005


Aubergine
May 4, 2004
Anaheim, California
 

04-blood orange foie gras terrine.jpg

 

Entry: September 12, 2005


Aladdin Mediterranean Market
April 3, 2004
San Mateo, California
 

25-israeli butter and arab cheese.jpg

 

Entry: July 6, 2005


Puri Mas
March 26, 2004
Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

10-sambal goreng kentang.jpg

 

Entry: June 14, 2005


Broodje van Kootje
March 26, 2004
Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

03-steak tartare and an egg.jpg

 

Entry: June 13, 2005


Osteria di Rubbiara
March 25, 2004
Nonantola, Italy
 

12-ricotta and herb filled tortellini.jpg

 

Entry: May 25, 2005


Trattoria del Tribunale
March 24, 2004
Parma, Italy
 

08-tagliolini al culatello.jpg

 

Entry: May 20, 2005


Vacche Rosse
March 24, 2004
Reggio Emilia, Italy
 

15-aging.jpg

 

Entry: May 23, 2005


San Domenico
March 23, 2004
Bologna, Italy
 

19-raviolo with parmesan and truffles.jpg

 

Entry: April 28, 2005 


Bologna Markets
March 23, 2004
Bologna, Italy
 

11-endless variety.jpg

 

Entry: April 21, 2005


La Tua Piadina
March 22, 2004
Bologna, Italy
 

11-head cheese.jpg

 

Entry: April 14, 2005


Trattoria Gigina
March 22, 2004
Bologna, Italy
 

08-spuma di mortadella e gelatina di balsamico.jpg

 

Entry: April 11, 2005


Trattoria 4 Leoni
March 20, 2004
Florence, Italy
 

09-pomodoro picante.jpg

 

Entry: March 9, 2005 


Trattoria Mario
March 20, 2004
Florence, Italy
 

10-piposo di mauzo.jpg

 

Entry: January 26, 2005 


Mercato Centrale
March 20, 2004
Florence, Italy
 

23-dried oranges.jpg

 

Entry: January 21, 2005 


Nerbone
March 20, 2004
Seattle, Washington
 

09-the sandwich.jpg

 

Entry: January 20, 2005 


Burnt Bakery
March 19, 2004
Rome, Italy
 

04-macaroons.jpg

 

Entry: January 12, 2005 


Forno Campo de Fiori
March 19, 2004
Rome, Italy
 

01-forno camp de fiori.jpg

 

Entry: January 6, 2005


Mariotti Caffeteria Gelateria
March 18, 2004
Rome, Italy
 

06-lemon.jpg

 

Entry: Dec. 14, 2004 


da Alfredo e Ada
March 18, 2004
Rome, Italy
 

06-macaroni.jpg

 

Entry: Dec. 10, 2004


Fong Inn Too
February 21, 2004
New York, NY
 

05 Fried Radish Cake.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 8, 2004


Il Laboratorio del Gelato
February 21, 2004
New York, NY
 

04 Blueberry and Orange Sorbet.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 5, 2004


Doughnut Plant
February 21, 2004
New York, NY
 

05 Glazed.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 3, 2004


Jacques Torres Chocolate
February 21, 2004
New York, NY
 

10 After some Steeping.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 1, 2004   


wd~50
February 20, 2004
New York, NY
 

04 Rabbit Sausage.jpg

 

Entry: October 28, 2004  


New Wonton Garden
February 20, 2004
New York, NY
 

09 Potsticker.jpg

 

Entry: October 27, 2004 


Tabla
February 20, 2004
New York, NY
 

14 Foie Gras Torchon.jpg

 

Entry: October 25, 2004  


Daniel
February 19, 2004
New York, NY
 

42-Duck.jpg

 

Entry: October 20, 2004 


Mamoun's Falafel
February 18, 2004
New York, NY
 

01 Mamoun's.jpg

 

Entry: October 12, 2004


Honmura An
February 19, 2004
New York, NY
 

19 Zaru.jpg

 

Entry: October 11, 2004


Blue Ribbon Sushi
February 18, 2004
New York, NY
 

03 Slicing.jpg

 

Entry: October 6, 2004


Danube
February 18, 2004
New York, NY
 

03 Place Setting.jpg

 

Entry: October 5, 2004


The Inn at Little Washington
February 6, 2004
Washington, VA
 

04-Whipped Cream Rises to the Surface.jpg

 

Entry: August 2, 2004     


Gary Danko
January 18, 2004
San Francisco, CA
 

27-Lemon Herb Duck Breast.jpg

 

Entry: July 1, 2004    


Ton Kiang
January 18, 2004
San Francisco, CA
 

05-Deep Fried Shrimp Balls.jpg

 

Entry: June 24, 2004   

     
 

 

03

  

 

 

Delmonico
December 9, 2003
Las Vegas, NV
 

25 Individual Pecan Pie.jpg

 

Entry: May 24, 2004   


Lampreia
December 4, 2003
Seattle, WA
 

06-Tagliatelle with Truffle.jpg

 

Entry: May 10, 2004   


Gryfe's Bagel Bakery
November 23, 2003
Toronto, Canada
 

40-Sesame.jpg

 

Entry: May 3, 2004  


Blue Ginger
November 12, 2003
Wellesley, MA
 

13-Sake Miso Marinated Butterfish.jpg

 

Entry: April 8, 2004 


Domenic's
November 12, 2003
Waltham, MA
 

25-Try It.jpg

 

Entry: April 1, 2004 


No. 9 Park
November 10, 2003
Boston, MA
 

02-Menu.jpg

 

Entry: March 28, 2004


Nishino
November 1, 2003
Seattle, WA
 

13-Baked Crab Tempura Maki.jpg

 

Entry: March 14, 2004


In-N-Out Burger
October 30, 2003
Las Vegas, NV
 

09-Cheeseburger.jpg

 

Entry: March 16, 2004 


Matsuhisa
October 29, 2003
Los Angeles, CA
 

05-Rock Shrimp Tempura.jpg

 

Entry: March 9, 2004 


Patina
October 28, 2003
Los Angeles, CA
 

01-Patina.jpg

 

Entry: March 3, 2004


Trio
September 21, 2003
Evanston, IL
 

41-Pushed Foie Gras.jpg

 

Entries: Feb 18-19, 2004


Le Gourmand
September 19, 2003
Seattle, WA
 

22-Profiteroles.jpg

 

Entry: Feb. 15, 2004   


Canoviano
September 11, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

13-rabbitspaghetti.jpg

 

Entry: February 9, 2004  


Katsuyoshi
September 11, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

12-tonkatsu.jpg

 

Entry: February 8, 2004  


La Rochelle
September 10, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

17-gruntfishspinning.jpg

 

Entry: February 5, 2004 


Ten-Ichi
September 10, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

05-shrimp.jpg

 

Entry: February 2, 2004


Taishoken
September 9, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

10-ramen.jpg

 

Entry: January 28, 2004


Kanmeihou
September 8, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

10-sauce.jpg

 

Entry: January 25, 2004


Tsukiji Tamasushi
September 8, 2003
Tokyo, Japan
 

04-magurotemaki.jpg

 

Entry: January 21, 2004


Sugar Club
August 28, 2003
London, England
 

09-scallops.jpg

 

Entry: January 11, 2004


L'Atelier de JoŽl Robuchon
August 27, 2003
Paris, France
 

08-bruschetta.jpg

 

Entry: December 31, 2003


Arpege
August 27, 2003
Paris, France
 

06-gazpacho.jpg

 

Entry: December 21, 2003


Waterside Inn
August 26, 2003
London, England
 

14-langoustine.jpg

 

Entry: December 16, 2003


Le Gavroche
August 16, 2003
London, England
 

18-crisp.jpg

 

Entry: December 8, 2003


Yo! Sushi
August 16, 2003
London, England
 

03-dryspicytuna.jpg

 

Entry: December 7, 2003


Wagamama
August 16, 2003
London, England
 

05-chilichickenramen.jpg

 

Entry: December 7, 2003


London Frozen Treats
August, 2003
London, England
 

04-flakead.jpg

 

Entry: December 5, 2003


Pied ŗ Terre
August 13, 2003
London, England
 

05-olives.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 24, 2003


Rasa Samudra
August 11, 2003
London, England
 

01-rasasamudra.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 16, 2003


Hakkasan
August 10, 2003
London, England
 

07-chivedumplings.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 4, 2003


Archipelago
August 9, 2003
London, England
 

02-welcome.jpg

 

Entry: October 30, 2003


Momo
August 9, 2003
London, England
 

03-olives.jpg

 

Entry: October 23, 2003


The Red Fort
August 5, 2003
London, England
 

05-appetizerselection.jpg

 

Entry: October 11, 2003


Gordon Ramsay
August 5, 2003
London, England
 

19-rumpannacotta.jpg

 

Entry: October 5, 2003


Lampreia
July 15, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

20030715-lampreia 063.jpg

 

Entry: Sept. 23, 2003


Harvest Vine
June 7, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

09-tuna.jpg

 

Entry: Sept. 15, 2003


Sears' Fine Food
June 6, 2003
San Francisco, California
 

05-swedishpancackes.jpg

 

Entry: Sept. 13, 2003


Gary Danko
June 5, 2003
San Francisco, California
 

04-fennelleeksoup.jpg

 

Entry: September 12, 2003


Passover 2003
April 16, 2003
Sammamish, Washington
 

08-egg.jpg

 

Entry: July 6, 2003

 


Dahlia Lounge
April 12, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

02-dahlialounge.jpg

 

Entry: June 23, 2003


Taste of Washington
April 6, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

15-barkingfrog-lamb.jpg

 

Entry: June 22, 2003


Daily Dozen
March 23, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

08-perfect.jpg

 

Entry: June 21, 2003


Kosher Delight
March 23, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

01-kosherdelight.jpg

 

Entry: June 20, 2003


Lampreia
March 1, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

17-kitchenwindowaction.jpg

 

Entry: May 11, 2003


Babbo
February 15, 2003
New York, New York
 

06-pyramidswithromano.jpg

 

Entry: March 30, 2003


PizzaGanzaô 2003
February 14-15, 2003
New York, New York
 

09-totonnospizza.jpg

 

Entry: March 15, 2003


Daniel
February 14, 2003
New York, New York
 

13-choclate.jpg

 

Entry: March 8, 2003


Delmonico
January 24, 2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

13-winecellar.jpg

 

Entry: February 17, 2003


Nishino
January 19, 2003
Seattle, Washington
 

02-fish.jpg

 

Entry: February 7, 2003

   
     
 

 

02

  

 

 

New Year's Eve 2003
December 31, 2002
Seattle, WA
 

11-instructions.jpg

 

Entry: January 29, 2003


Red Square
November 30, 2002
Las Vegas, Nevada
 

20021130-lasvegas (37).jpg

 

Entry: December 15, 2002

 


Mudungsan
November 18, 2002
Seoul, Korea
 

06-cooking.jpg

 

Entry: November 28, 2002

 


Korean Street Food
November 2002
Seoul, Korea
 

01-fish.jpg

 

Entry: January 10, 2003

 


Inakaya
November 16, 2002
Tokyo, Japan
 

20-chicken on display.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 23, 2002

 


Queen Alice Guesthouse
November 15, 2002
Tokyo, Japan
 

09-turbotwithchestnuts.jpg

 

Entry: December 7, 2002


Charlie Trotter's
November 9, 2002
Chicago, Illinois
 

17-busy.jpg

 

Entry: Nov. 12, 2002


La Toque
October 19, 2002
Napa, California
 

15-La Toque.jpg

 

Entry: October 25, 2002

 


Pride Vineyards
October 19, 2002
Yountville, California
 

08-Pride vista 2.jpg

 

Entry: October 23, 2002

 


French Laundry October 18, 2002
Yountville, California
 

 

Entry: October 22, 2002

 


Belltown Uncorked October 12, 2002
Seattle, Washington
 

20021012-belltown 051.jpg

 

Entry: October 12, 2002

 

 
     

 

Garlic has long been credited with providing and prolonging physical strength and was fed to Egyptian slaves building the giant pyramids. Throughout the centuries, its medicinal claims have included cures for toothaches, consumption, open wounds and evil demons. A member of the lily family, garlic is a cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots. The edible bulb or "head" grows beneath the ground. This bulb is made up of sections called cloves, each encased in its own parchmentlike membrane. Today's major garlic suppliers include the United States (mainly California, Texas and Louisiana), France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. There are three major types of garlic available in the United States: the white-skinned, strongly flavored American garlic; the Mexican and Italian garlic, both of which have mauve-colored skins and a somewhat milder flavor; and the Paul Bunyanesque, white-skinned elephant garlic (which is not a true garlic, but a relative of the leek), the most mildly flavored of the three. Depending on the variety, cloves of American, Mexican and Italian garlic can range from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches in length. Elephant garlic (grown mainly in California) has bulbs the size of a small grapefruit, with huge cloves averaging 1 ounce each. It can be purchased through mail order and in some gourmet markets. Green garlic, available occasionally in specialty produce markets, is young garlic before it begins to form cloves. It resembles a baby leek, with a long green top and white bulb, sometimes tinged with pink. The flavor of a baby plant is much softer than that of mature garlic. Fresh garlic is available year-round. Purchase firm, plump bulbs with dry skins. Avoid heads with soft or shriveled cloves, and those stored in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Store fresh garlic in an open container (away from other foods) in a cool, dark place. Properly stored, unbroken bulbs can be kept up to 8 weeks, though they will begin to dry out toward the end of that time. Once broken from the bulb, individual cloves will keep from 3 to 10 days. Garlic is usually peeled before use in recipes. Among the exceptions are roasted garlic bulbs and the famous dish, "chicken with 40 cloves of garlic," in which unpeeled garlic cloves are baked with chicken in a broth until they become sweet and butter-soft. Crushing, chopping, pressing or pureeing garlic releases more of its essential oils and provides a sharper, more assertive flavor than slicing or leaving it whole. Garlic is readily available in forms other than fresh. Dehydrated garlic flakes (sometimes referred to as instant garlic) are slices or bits of garlic that must be reconstituted before using (unless added to a liquid-based dish, such as soup or stew). When dehydrated garlic flakes are ground, the result is garlic powder. Garlic salt is garlic powder blended with salt and a moisture-absorbing agent. Garlic extract and garlic juice are derived from pressed garlic cloves. Though all of these products are convenient, they're a poor flavor substitute for the less expensive, readily available and easy-to-store fresh garlic. One unfortunate side effect of garlic is that, because its essential oils permeate the lung tissue, it remains with the body long after it's been consumed, affecting breath and even skin odor. Chewing chlorophyll tablets or fresh parsley is helpful but, unfortunately, modern-day science has yet to find the perfect antidote for residual garlic odor.

       
     

 

   


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