The Language Chef January 4, 2011 Blog

The Garbanzos – Circus Family or Bean?

Recently a friend of mine made an amazing Indian meal that featured a dish made with chick peas.  It was a wonderful amalgam of spices, chick peas and vegetables.  The chick pea ...

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The Language Chef December 16, 2010 Blog, Holidays

Christmas Pudding – Why is it called Pudding?

Recently I was in Connecticut (where I was born) and a friend of mine was reminiscing about how her aunt and mom would make Christmas Pudding.  The Christmas Pudding she was ...

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The Language Chef November 29, 2010 Blog, Holidays

Hanukkah’s Potato Pancakes are also Korean?

First of all, Happy Hanukkah!   Oh wait, or is it Channukah, or wait maybe it’s Hannukkah?    I truly stumble every Hanukkah when I try to spell it in e-mails, ...

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The Language Chef November 22, 2010 Blog, Holidays

Turkey: Same Bird Different Name

Turkey: Same Bird Different Name by robert aiudi on 11/22/10   Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.   Since it’s the first Thanksgiving as the Language Chef, I decided to ...

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The Language Chef November 15, 2010 Blog, Italian

That Sicilian Thing

The food of Sicily is not only one of my favorites (maybe my favorite) but it’s also a hidden treasure for most of us in the US.  Since Sicilians have been coming to the ...

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The Language Chef November 11, 2010 Blog, Chinese Cusisine

Chinese Noodle Soup in New York City

As a crisp Autumn chill falls over New York City, my mind wanders to one of my favorite food items. Chinese Noodle Soup. In the chillier months, there are few things as satisfying ...

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The Language Chef October 19, 2010 Blog

Saying Foreign Words

So many people tell me – “I just want to go to France and walk into a Pastry Shop or restaurant and be able to say the words well enough so I can get it”.   ...

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The Language Chef October 13, 2010 Blog, Dim Sum

Dim Sum Today

I am soon going off to Chinatown to have Dim Sum with a friend.  I LOVE DIM SUM.   I have had it in several places in the world but the place I like it the best is Hong Kong, ...

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The Language Chef October 11, 2010 Blog

Any questions?

All my life, at parties, meetings, lunches, dinners, whenever someone didnt’ know how to pronounce a foreign word, they’d ask me.   That’s where I got the idea ...

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The Language Chef October 10, 2010 Blog, Fish, Uncategorized

French Fish

I was working on the site this morning and adding words to the French Fish section and realized that fish names are things that have escaped me when i’ve eaten at a French ...

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