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FreshDirect Parbaked Bread

Monday, April 30, 2007

I used to rave about FD’s parbaked breads, especially the ciabatta sandwich rolls. They were so easy to store, heat up, and have that wonderful fresh out of the oven taste. BUT, our last order of the par-bakes were disappointing. The rolls were smaller and didn’t taste the same. When following the heating instructions we […]

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

Monday, April 30, 2007

Using StumbleUpon, I came across a web page where someone took the time to compare the images of fast food products in marketing versus in real life, i.e. straight from the store. In this Ads vs. Reality comparison by Jeff Kay at the WVSR, it really shows how sad and gross fast food can […]

Laifood Reincarnate?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Good Taiwanese food is hard to find and Laifood had been a staple for my family for years. Sadly, it closed. Over the years, there was a couple of changes in ownership/managment while interest over the restaurant dwindled. Recently, my mom heard that the food was good again so we decided to give it a […]

Kitchen Myths

Sunday, April 29, 2007

We love watching MythBusters, and particularly enjoy the food-related myths. I also try to do a bit of sleuthing myself when I receive various warning (cough: spam) forwards in email. So when I found Peter Aitken’s Kitchen Myths page, I really enjoyed reading them and following some of the reference links. Most of his […]

Finally, great pizza……Numero 28

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I love pizza and New York has better pizza than Florida, California, New Jersey, etc. I eat at places like Patsy’s, John’s, Arturo’s, and Nick’s which have good pizza but not amazing pizza, like the one I had in Budapest. (I’ve haven’t been to Italy yet…)
There are so many dimensions on which I rate pizza: […]

Born Too Late for Street Food

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I love me some street food. I’m talking about corn dogs, sausage and peppers on hero bread, sweet corn arepas with melty cheese, gyros, etc. Every time I travel I try all the street food (I think I ate rat in Russia one time). The best street food I ever ate were […]

A Little Something to Snack On: Bios

Friday, April 27, 2007

People want to know more about us, the writers, of FoodMayhem, and we’re happy to oblige. You may have noticed the new image on the right, under “About”. Clicking that image will take you to the new Biography page. There Jessica and I have spent a bit of time talking about […]

Stuffed Cheesecake

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Being a fan of all things cheesecake, I was excited by the cheesecake “throwdown” a few weeks ago and made an Apple Caramel Cheesecake inspired by Flay’s entry. However, having a bit of cream cheese left over from the massive amount we purchased at Costco, I’m making a new cheesecake inspired by the competition, […]

Noodle Soups

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lon and I haven’t been feeling that well for the past 2 days, and for me that means eating lots and lots of noodle soups. While nothing that delivers to me is like my mom’s noodle soup or Chinatown quality (or price), there’s a couple of places that are acceptable and then there are tons […]

The Best Restaurant in the World

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

For years I’ve wanted to eat at The Fat Duck, widely renowned as the best restaurant in the world. However, as of last year, and just repeated this year, El Bulli has surpassed FD for consideration as the number one.
It is clear now that I must eat at both FD and El Bulli.