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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal, Part 10, Dusty Tongue in Argentina

Exterior of El Salteno  As I said in […]

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Reel M’ Inn: Portland’s Bar Food Extraordinaire

What could possibly distract you from the embarrassment of your traveling companion knocking over two pints of beer onto the table, floor, and your army jacket while every...one...in...the...room...watches...you? 

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 8, A Peruvian Flower in the Desert

          Flor de Canela             The proprietor   Mendoza Province, abutting the Andes in west central Argentina,  is a big smudge of green amidst a large expanse of merciless aridity.  Its

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 7, Sushi and Hot Dogs in Puerto Montt, Chile

If the latter part of the above title makes the hair on the nape of your neck stand up and your taste buds flee in terror to hide

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 6, Arequipa’s Frontlawn Restaurant

Clockwise from left: heart, corn, rocoto

The flower of Peru's glory is at its highest peak of florid magnificence when the traveler steps outside

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Choosing a cheap-ass wedding venue for under $1,000…

We looked at an insurmountable amount of possibilities for a wedding site. We knew it had to be in Norcal. It had to be in a historic building

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Organ Grind: A South American Street Food Journal Part 5, Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru

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Belen Market is like a big liver planted in the heart of Iquitos, a chaotic, thrumming organ through which an Amazonian torrent of fruits, vegetables,

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 4, Beef Heart of Darkness

Grill master working the heat

As the latter part of the above title flat-footedly implies, this weeks article has me journeying into savage, humid environs redolent

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DIY: Dollar-Store Decor

$3 to make three hanging pom-poms, DIY-style.

I'm usually extremely well-behaved during the week. Between free breakfast food at work and going to classes at

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 3, Cock Soup at 11,000 Ft

Cusco's Central Market

Large, central markets situated in cities with lax or non-existent health codes always make a strong impression upon the senses of smell and