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

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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

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Moe’s: Casse-Croute du Coin in Montreal…

The first time I traveled abroad I was determined not to consume anything remotely related to what I ate back home and not to spend over $10.

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Organ Grind, A South American Food Journal, Part 2: The Eerie Charms of Mompox, Colombia

Mompox, Colombia

  When traveling in a strange land with only a hazily defined sense of purpose to guide you, you find yourself pointed towards destinations based