• Posts Tagged ‘Food’

    Foodie Friday–Creole Brunch!

    by  • June 29, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Friday, GLNers!  Who knew that brunch downtown D.C. could be so delightful?  A recent visit to Acadiana (901 New York Avenue N.W.) exceeded my expectations.  The scrumptious creole/cajun food had an unexpected twist.  For example, butter-jelly spread that came with the bread included creole seasoning–yummy!  The place is huge so there was no...

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    Foodie Friday!–Lamb Tagine!

    by  • June 15, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    Are you ready for a gorgeous summer weekend?  If your busy social schedule allows, here is a fun dish to make and/or savor with friends:  a lamb tagine. TAGINE is a Berber dish from North Africa.  It is named after the special pot in which it is prepared.  A traditional tajine is made of...

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    Foodie Friday–A Meaty Mystery!

    by  • June 1, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    It may be Friday, but that doesn’t mean you can turn your brains off quite yet! Before everyone unwinds for the weekend, I have a little quiz for you. What is going on in the following picture? a) Lady Gaga’s latest meat dress is being prepared b) Someone was half awake and hung meat...

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    Foodie Friday–Kadaif!

    by  • May 25, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Friday Everyone!  Do you have plans for the long weekend?  How about making a scrumptious treat!? On a recent trip to New York, I tried Kadaif, a Mediterranean pastry made out of shredded phyllo dough and sweetened ricotta cheese.  Check out the restaurant’s recipe shown in this YouTube video: Video:  How-to-Make-Kadaif. While the recipe...

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    Translation Tuesday–Rosswurst!

    by  • May 22, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Tuesday, GLNers, and hang on to your stomachs! Today’s translation story might be a bit much for you if you get grossed out easily, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! This particular story takes place in Germany. The setting: Freimarkt, an Oktoberfest-like festival that occurs in northern Germany every fall. I was...

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    Foodie Friday–Pounding Poi!

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Friday, folks! I hope you’re excited for the warm weekend ahead of us! For today’s Foodie Friday, Duke (our VP of Marketing and Branding) is going to tell us all about poi, a food he (sometimes unwillingly) ate growing up in Hawaii. Take it away, Duke! “Rather than get into details about poi,...

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    Foodie Friday–Empanadas & Friends.

    by  • May 11, 2012 • Friday Posts • 0 Comments

    Empanada is a kind of pastry, which is baked or fried and stuffed with pretty much anything–cheese, veggies, fruit, meat or seafood.  Although popular in Latin America, this versatile snack can also be found in Europe and Southeast Asia, albeit under different names. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, to wrap or...

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