Gluttony on my India Trip – Part 1: Bombay

Every time I visit India, I eat a lot. A few years ago during a visit, I gained 7 pounds in three weeks. Since then, every time I visit India, all everyone wants to know is what I ate and how much weight I gained. Well this time around, I gained nearly 5 pounds in…

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What’s Nuts? Gelatin in Nuts

No matter how many blog posts I write and the topics I write about, the most visited page on this site is my post about gelatin in yogurt. Now I found an even more confounding mechanism for innocuous delivery of gelatin via another food that doesn’t need it – dry roasted peanuts. Yes, you read…

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The King of Mangoes in the US

This entire site could have been about mangoes. Seriously. Nothing but mangoes. I don’t know how I went this long without talking about mangoes. Different varieties of mangoes, what time of the year you get them, how do you know the perfect day to cut them? What are the different ways to eat different kinds…

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The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 4: Brazos Tacos

Brazos Tacos has the best tacos in Charlottesville, hands down. They are so good we have Taco Wednesday catered by Brazos every week at work. Lots of vegetarian options, my favorites being Triple Pickle and Tres Quesos and The Bill. But seriously you can’t go wrong with anything. They have a great family friendly location…

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The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 2: Vu Noodles

Vu Noodles is the most unknown among my favorite places to eat in Cville. I would be completely satisfied just alternating between the Ginger Lemongrass Tofu and the Noodles with Tofu Caramelized Onions every other day forever. They are just so good. I know a few people who wouldn’t touch Tofu but will gladly do…

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The Best Food in Charlottesville – Part 1: Lemongrass

The Internet is full of posts about the X best places/items to eat in Y city. Sometimes suffixed with “before you die”. Take for example this one about Charlottesville – 43 Things to Eat in Charlottesville before you die. You can tell that this was written by someone who is not truly a foodie or…

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