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Blue Palate: Edible finds around the world

October 10, 2013

What would you eat in Paris if you could only spend 10 euros? Would you buy a baguette, a wedge of cheese, some fruit and a cheap bottle of wine and picnic around the city? Would you search for the cheapest hole-in-the-wall creperie? Or maybe a side-street boulangerie? Blue Palate blossomed out of my love […]

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Blue Palate on the Road: La Tarasca

October 20, 2011

Sometimes a blogger has to take something back. A few posts ago I wrote about how the best Mexican food could only be found 500 miles south of Portland. Well, that was before I stumbled upon La Tarasca in Centralia, Washington. In my defense, I didn’t write anything about what lies north. Now I am. […]

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Eating and drinking through Slovakia

October 4, 2011

I recently returned from a three week trip to this tiny, Central-Eastern European country, original home to my husband Peter, where my parents-in-law live in a communist-relic condo building in the eastern city of Košice.”You mean Czechoslovakia?” many people ask when I explain where I’ve been and why my husband has a slight accent. No. […]

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Blue Palate Special: A marinade for slackers

June 13, 2011

Who has time to marinade? Well, perhaps the most devoted grill masters plan ahead, drenching and soaking meat in a sweet, vinegary base hours before it hits the heat. I, however, never have enough foresight. Grilling is typically planned on a whim, as it was recently at our backyard barbecue this past weekend. Chicken kebabs. […]

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Blue Palate Badge: Pho Hung

January 31, 2010

Pho was one of those dishes I was always a little afraid to try. Mostly because I didn’t know anything about it. I knew it was soup and many versions contained tripe. Not a fan of animal intestines, I steered clear. Given my fear of pho, I wasn’t sure what compelled me one afternoon to […]

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