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I’m a day late, 20 pesos short on this Meatless Monday post. But I was having such a ball yesterday exploring San Miguel de Allende, that I couldn’t bring myself to open the computer.
So forgive me if I keep this short and sweet, because somewhere in the city, there’s a big plate of chilaquiles with my name on it.
For the first time in Feed Me Phoebe history, I forgot to send my Sunday newsletter. Even when I was wandering the streets of San Sebastian, I managed to keep up with my work. But this weekend I really needed to embrace the people at my fingertips and partake in a much needed digital cleanse.… Continue Reading
As you may remember from last year, brainstorming pun-y Oscar party food is one of my favorite food-related past times. This year I decided to fill in a few holes in the Feed Me Phoebe recipe archive by adding a couple new Best Picture themed dishes to the mix.
Captain Phillips and Philomena had some easy store bought options: Pirate’s Booty and Body of Christ Wafers, respectively. But since I’ve never done any flavored popcorn recipes on the site, I decided to develop my own version of this popular snack, Somali-style.
I’m currently participating in my own winter Olympics of sorts, so please forgive that this is not being written in real time. Camp No Counselors resumed for a crazy winter session in Vermont. Since I’m not much of a skier, I hung back at the lodge yesterday and taught cooking classes. Other activities included a Chili Cook-Off, bracelet crafting, and tarot card reading. I was charged with project managing dinner for all 100 campers last night, so my classes may have been a veiled attempt at recruiting slave labor to prep the majority of the meal. I’ll give a full report when I return.… Continue Reading
I don’t normally advocate sitting in front of a vat of cheese and calling it dinner. But at certain times and for special occasions, cheese fondue might just be one of the more intimate and fun ways to spend time with friends. If you’re a little bit better than I am at not getting melted cheese all over your face and garments, it can also be rather romantic.
I’ve been a longtime fan of the secret back area of Café Select. It used to be a mythical place that you’d find your way to (through the kitchen) at 1 in the morning, and then wake up the next day unsure whether or not the whiskey cider and house music was all a dream.… Continue Reading
I gained a lot of culinary influence from my college friend Salima. Her influence did not necessarily come by way of the kitchen, as I’m pretty sure the only thing she attempted to cook while we were living under the same roof was pancakes. They were never attempted during daylight hours and always resulted in batter on the walls and a faint smell of something burning that stuck with us for the week that followed. But she did have excellent (if eccentric) taste in the food she wasn’t making.
Under Salima’s tutelage, I tried escargot for the first time, which she gingerly doused in butter and arranged on toast for my sampling.… Continue Reading
It’s so rare that I menu plan anymore when having friends over for dinner. Usually, the problem solving and creativity comes by way of figuring out how to make serving 10 types of fried rice not seem weird, or how to turn a three day old taco topping into a meal that doesn’t feel like leftovers. So just like last year’s celebration, I used New Year’s Eve as an excuse to go all out for my friends and actually have a dinner buffet that made some sort of sense.