Food

Discovering Amish Fry Pies

by Culinary Spelunker / Nov 28, 2016 /
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Blanketed with big-bushy trees that flame red and orange in the fall, then soak up the snowflakes in the winter, and burst with green the rest of the year, Holmes County, Ohio is a world apart. 
 
And along the road, it’s not uncommon to see Amish buggies with horses plodding along the gently, curving roads. 

Try Something Scary for Halloween – Ghost Chiles

by Culinary Spelunker / Oct 24, 2016 /
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 Cayenne Pepper. Not even hot.
 
Habaneros. They tickle. A little.  
 
But Bhut Jolokia. That’s where the real heat is. Chile heat!
 
Also called red naga, naga jolokia, and bih jolokia. But this hybrid chile from India is one of the hottest around. No wonder it’s garnered the name most know it as … Ghost chiles.
 

A Traveler's Guide to Balinese Street Food

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Have you ever longed to go to Bali? Of course! It's an enticing place - interesting, beautiful, and culturally rich. And the food... 

Why aren't there Balinese restaurants everywhere? The cuisine is delicious, innovative, and full of local fruits and vegetables. And while I haven't been to Bali yet, I've found a cookbook that can take our tastebuds there. 

5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in and around Houston

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 22, 2016 /
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Texas may be known for its barbecue but you’re missing a lot of its others eats if that’s all you have while visiting. On a recent trip to Houston, which skirts the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, I was surprised by the variety of cuisines offered within the city and its surrounding areas.

That’s right, Houston is a foodie town.

Sure, I expected plenty of Tex-Mex joints and barbecue dives, but what I didn’t plan on is a world of flavors tucked around nearly every corner.

How to Spend an Idyllic Afternoon on Île d’Orléans, Quebec

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It was a gorgeous August day - the kind you hope for when planning a trip, smile at your good luck with the weather during, and remember fondly for years afterward.

How to Spend an Idyllic Afternoon on Île d’Orléans, Quebec

Columbus’s Katalina’s Eatery Channel’s Modern Twist on Classic Foods

by Culinary Spelunker / May 22, 2016 /
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Springy, buttery pancake batter envelops creamy dulce de leche in a bite-sized ball that’s gently crisped all around. Pair the pillowy pancakes balls with a few strips of bacon glistening with a combination of brown sugar and a kick of spice, and you’re having breakfast at a quaint, eclectic spot in Columbus called Katalina’s.

How to Eat Well at Disney World: The New Skipper Canteen

by Kathryn Blanco / May 13, 2016 /

All Walt Disney World fans will understand the excitement of a new opening in the parks. While projects are still underway in Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom, one new location, at least, is open for business. The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is as much an attraction as a dining experience.

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with Brazilian Churrasco

by Culinary Spelunker / Apr 25, 2016 /
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For Evandro Caregnato, grilling isn’t just something he does—it’s part of who he is. Born in southern Brazil, Caregnato grew up watching his father, Davino, prepare skewers of marinated meat, peppered with fresh herbs, before being placed over an open fire. 

Called churrasco in Brazil, this cooking method is passed down in families, not culinary schools. It’s a casual style that begs families and friends to come together to sample different skewered meats and inventive sides while they talk and laugh with one another. 

Turning Kids onto Tofu

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 28, 2016 /
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Pureed soybean curds. Mmmmm. Who'd like a big plate of them?

Chockful of nutrients, low in calories, eating tofu has been linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing your risk of certain diseases, including cancer.  

 Turning Kids onto Tofu

But that's not going to convince your kids to give it a try.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Family

by Culinary Spelunker / Feb 08, 2016 /
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Welcome to the year of the monkey! February 8th marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, celebrated by people throughout the world, especially in China. The 15-day festivities are a time to come together with family, express gratitude, and look forward to another year. In some ways, it’s like the American version of Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving Day all rolled into one, long celebration.

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