Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.

eG Forums Host

eG Foodblogs: Information & Index

Recommended Posts

About the eG Foodblogs

The eG Foodblogs began in 2003 and are a popular feature in the eG Forums. These are discussion topics in which an eG Society member engages the rest of the membership in discussion of all the food and drink they consume, usually for a period of one week. Society members who become eG Foodbloggers write about all the food that they plan, purchase, cook and eat, accompanied by photos. They discuss their food background, family food preferences, eating habits old and new, shopping, gardens, beverages consumed, and more, responding to questions and comments from other members throughout the week.

Sometimes there is a specific culinary theme to an eG Foodblog, and other times the discussion is simply about a typical week of meals for that member. Although most eG Foodbloggers do love to cook and/or bake, not all love fixing their meals. All do love to eat. A significant number of eG Foodblogs focus mostly on routine dining out, or the eats enjoyed during travel.

Starting this month (October, 2010) a new season of eG Foodblogs will begin. If you are interested in becoming an eG Foodblogger (or would like to nominate someone else!) please send an e-mail to eGFoodblogs@egullet.org. Please keep in mind that all normal forum rules apply within the eG Foodblogs.

Finally, the Society is searching for a volunteer to assist the forums team in coordinating the eG Foodblogs program: if you are interested in the position please contact eG Foodblog co-ordinator and host Heidi Husnak aka "heidih" (hhusnak@eGstaff.org) to discuss what the position entails.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2003

  • Jackal10: Christmas in Merry Olde England : December 20 - 27, 2003
  • ronnie_suburban: Dinner parties and Atkins : December 10 - 20, 2003
  • jwagnerdsm: Eating locally in Iowa : November 29 - December 10, 2003
  • GG Mora : Thanksgiving in Vermont : November 23 - 29, 2003
  • Cusina: The exotic land of Wisconsin : November 16 - 23, 2003
  • Squeat Mungry: Stoveless in San Francisco : November 9 - 16, 2003
  • misgabi: Spring in Australia : November 2 - 9, 2003
  • Shiewie: Life In Malaysia : October 27 - November 2, 2003
  • herbacidal: Home-style cooking...and then some! : October 20 - 27, 2003
  • Ling: Cooking (And Eating) On A Student Budget : October 12 - 20, 2003
  • tammylc: Shocking Amounts of Food : October 6 - 12, 2003
  • Schneier: Eating On The Run... : September 30 - October 7, 2003
  • Lady T: Meals Of A Traveling Minstrel : September 23 - September 30, 2003
  • hjshorter: All About The Shorter Family : September 15 - 23, 2003
  • KatieLoeb: Behind The Scenes At Rouge : September 4 - 15, 2003
  • fifi: She Who Only Cooks : August 31 - September 3, 2003
  • Suzanne F: A Downtown Manhattan Foodblog : August 26 - 31, 2003
  • SobaAddict70: The Tale Of The Corporate Cafeteria : August 19 - 24, 2003
  • NeroW: Daily Tastings In Cooking School : August 14 - 19, 2003
  • maggiethecat: Sonnets That Shakespeare Would've Penned When He Was Hungry : August 7 - 12, 2003
  • slkinsey: Of Opera Singers, Food And Ferrets : July 30 - August 7, 2003
  • A Day In The Life Of Fat Guy's Household: The Topic That Spawned The Foodblog : July 26 - 30, 2003

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2004

  • Marlene: Mrs. Claus And The Canadian Food Sleigh : December 20 - 27, 2004
  • Placebo: The Secret Life of Milk and Cheese : December 2 - 8, 2004
  • slkinsey: Thanksgiving Haute Cuisine : November 22 - 28, 2004
  • Little Ms Foodie: Sauteing In Seattle : November 9 - 15, 2004
  • Prepcook and Susan in FL: The View From The Porch : November 2 - 8, 2004
  • ronnie_suburban: Adventures in the Ordinary : October 26 - November 1, 2004
  • Anna N: Thirteen Steps To Dinner : October 19 - 25, 2004
  • RSincere: Cooking As Therapy In Wisconsinland : October 12 - 18, 2004
  • torakris: A Week Of Fun In Japan : October 5 - 11, 2004
  • guajolote: G-man's foodblog game: September 22 - 28, 2004
  • jackal10: Rosh Hashanah in Cambridge, England : September 14 - 20, 2004
  • snowangel: Midwestern Thai : September 7 - 13, 2004
  • daniellewiley: Toledo, Ohio -- From Pig Hocks To Tailgates : August 29 - September 4, 2004
  • Laksa: Wild Man Of Borneo And Beheaded Anchovies : August 19 - 25, 2004
  • Abra: I Take Food Personally! : August 12 - 18, 2004
  • Dejah: Food, Glorious Food! : August 5 - 11, 2004
  • Foodman: Kofte Keburgers In Houston, Texas : July 27 - August 2, 2004
  • tejon: Life In Diamond Bar, California : July 20 - 26, 2004
  • NulloModo: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer... : July 13 - 19, 2004
  • wnissen: Food In The Fashion Of California : July 6 - 12, 2004
  • helenjp: Pickles, pickles, everywhere!!! : June 29 - July 5, 2004
  • Boris_A: A Life In A Week, A Week In A Life : June 22 - 28, 2004
  • mongo_jones: Meditating On The Mysteries Of The Universe : June 14 - 20, 2004
  • feeding adoxograph: Transiting Venus and Taylorville Driveby : June 7 - 13, 2004
  • nessa: Habanero Tempers And Chipotle Smiles : May 31 - June 6, 2004
  • SethG: A week in the life of a self-made home chef : May 24 - 30, 2004
  • DoverCanyon: Napa Valley Goodness : May 16 - 23, 2004
  • hathor: A Big Apple Foodblog : May 9 - 16, 2004
  • ms. victoria: A week in the life of a Nashville eGulleteer : May 2 - 9, 2004
  • balmagowry: A week of food from Long Island, New York : April 23 - May 2, 2004
  • bleudauvergne: Bonjour from a Lyonnais eGulleteer : April 16 - 23, 2004
  • STInGer: The blog goes to New Jersey : April 11 - 16, 2004
  • Mayhaw Man: Mayhaw Man eats more than crawfish and boudin : April 3 - 10, 2004
  • Jensen: Greetings from Vancouver, Canada : March 28 - April 3, 2004
  • Phaelon56: The Blog™ moves to Syracuse, New York : March 19 - 27, 2004
  • alacarte: The Foodblog™ keeps kosher : March 14 - 19, 2004
  • bergerka: What happens when ferrets and opera singers co-habit : March 6 - 13, 2004
  • Marlene: Driving The Food Bus : February 29 - March 6, 2004
  • marlena eats!: A San Franciscan Briton's view of the Foodblog : February 19 - 28, 2004
  • Pim: A 10,000 mile foodblog : February 9 - 18, 2004
  • melkor: In search of the perfect cappucino, right in the heart of America's wine country : February 2 - 9, 2004
  • gsquared: A South African foodblog : January 26 - February 2, 2004
  • AlDente: A week in Washington, D.C. : January 19 - 26, 2004
  • JennyUptown: Pasta and peas, and other wondrous delights : January 12 - 19, 2004
  • hillvalley: Back to normal eating... : January 4 - 12, 2004

  • torakris: New Year's Festivities in Japan : December 27, 2003 - January 4, 2004

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2005

  • Zucchini Mama: A Merry Zucchini Christmas : December 18 - 25, 2005
  • jamiemaw: In the Belly of the Feast -- Eating BC : December 8 - 15, 2005
  • chardgirl: 21st Century Peasant : November 29 - December 5, 2005
  • bleudauvergne: A Lyonnaise Thanksgiving : November 20 - 27, 2005
  • Abra: Walla Walla Wash and Orcas Island too! : November 13 - 19, 2005
  • bergerka: An Opera About Cooking, With Pictures : November 2 - 8, 2005
  • mhadam: Food for Thought, Thoughts on Food : October 25 - November 1, 2005
  • SobaAddict70: Of Professional Hobbits and Food : October 18 - 23, 2005
  • chrisamirault: Place Settings in Providence, Rhode Island : October 11 - 17, 2005
  • snowangel/torakris: October 4 - 10, 2005
  • Pan: How To Stop Cooking And Love Life : July 12 - 18, 2005
  • Percyn: Food, Wine and Intercourse : September 27 - October 3, 2005
  • Susan in FL: Food and Drink Celebrations : September 20 - 26, 2005
  • binkyboots: Playing With Food In Scotland: September 13 - 19, 2005
  • Mooshmouse: Back-to-school Dining on the Left Coast : September 6 - 12, 2005
  • johnnyd: Dining Downeast : August 25 - September 2, 2005
  • Smithy: Clinging to Summer's Backside in Duluth : August 17 - 24, 2005
  • akwa: Cook Harder, More Chi. Shaolin Style Gastronomy : August 15 - 17, 2005
  • Adam Balic: An Australian in Scotland : August 4 - 12, 2005
  • Dave the Cook: Beachcraft in Northern Florida : July 28 - August 3, 2005
  • MelissaH: Summer in Oswego, New York : July 21 - 27, 2005
  • TheFoodTutor : My Acquaintance With The Man Behind The Curtain : July 5 - 11, 2005
  • Varmint: A Southern Stay At Home Vacation : June 25 - July 3, 2005
  • chromedome: Living The Dream...I Guess : June 15 - 21, 2005
  • jackal10: Smoking Bacon And A May Week Picnic : June 7 - 13, 2005
  • slkinsey and Marlene: A Tale Of Two Kitchens : May 27 - June 5, 2005
  • fifi: Foraging The Texas Gulf Coast : May 17 - 23 May, 2005
  • CaliPoutine: Diversity And Deviled Eggs - May 10 - 16, 2005
  • zilla369: Derby Eats and Derby Week in Louisville, Kentucky : May 3- 9, 2005
  • Monica Bhide: Thoughts Without A Thinker : April 26 - May 1, 2005
  • Pam R: I Dare You To PASSOVER This One : April 19 - 25, 2005
  • Wendy DeBord: Dessert, The Most Important Meal Of The Day : April 12 - 18, 2005
  • torakris: Pocky and the Geisha : April 5 - 11, 2005
  • tammylc: Baby Foodblog! (and Co-Housing Too) : March 29 - April 4, 2005
  • bleudauvergne: Specialties de la Maison, Part Deux : March 22 - 28, 2005
  • Daddy-A: Adventures In Lotus Land : March 15 - 21, 2005
  • kew/Tepee: A Week Of Food In Kuala Lumpur : March 7 - 13, 2005
  • Malawry: 34 Hungry College Girls : February 27 - March 5, 2005
  • arbuclo: Dubai Is A Long Way From Montana, Baby! : February 19 - 25, 2005
  • therese: So, You Want To Remodel Your Kitchen? : February 12 - 18, 2005
  • Chufi: Shopping And Cooking In Amsterdam : February 5 - 11, 2005
  • misstenacity: The Land of Enchilement : January 28 - February 3, 2005
  • FL Heat: It's All About The Humidity : January 21 - 27, 2005
  • Andy Lynes: Brighton Rock and Roll : January 14 - 20, 2005
  • Jensen: A Blog of Diminishing Returns : January 7 - 13, 2005

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2006

  • SuzySushi: A Tropical Christmas in the Suburbs : December 24 - 30, 2006
  • jkonick: Mild Mannered Student By Day... : December 17 - 23, 2006
  • sazji: Istanbul Glutfests : December 10 - 16, 2006
  • donbert: Roll Your Own... : December 4 - 9, 2006
  • melkor: Insert Clever Subtitle Here : November 27 - December 3, 2006
  • racheld: Thanksgiving and Goodwill : November 20 - 26, 2006
  • eje: A Week of Porridge : November 13 - 19, 2006
  • divina: Over the Tuscan Stove : November 6 - 12, 2006
  • yunnermeier: Hungry in Holland, Oberhausen & Budapest! : October 30 - November 5, 2006
  • MarketStEl: Today in History : October 22 - 28, 2006
  • daniellewiley: Interactive Wanderings in the Windy City : October 16 - 22, 2006
  • Eden: Italian Renaissance Banquet in Seattle : October 9 - 15, 2006
  • hathor: Carpe Diem : October 2 - 8, 2006
  • johnder: Bouncing Around Brooklyn : September 25 - October 1, 2006
  • Kerry Beal: ChocDoc in the Land of the Haweaters : September 18 - 24, 2006
  • Flocko: Dining in the Desert : September 10 - 17, 2006
  • FabulousFoodBabe: Of Queens and Former Presidents : September 3 - 9, 2006
  • Ling & HhLodesign: The Cool Kids at Belltown Lofts : August 27 - September 2, 2006
  • Fat Guy: A Normal Week : August 21 - 25, 2006
  • Swisskaese: The Israeli Table, Not Just Felafel and Orange Juice : August 13 - 19, 2006
  • Alinka: Not Just Borsch: Eating in Moscow : August 6 - 12, 2006
  • CaliPoutine and Pookie: The City Mouse, The Country Mouse : July 30 - August 5, 2006
  • Torakris: In the Heartland, Fast Food to Fine Dining : July 23 - 29, 2006
  • Ann_T: Vancouver Island : July 17 - 22, 2006
  • BryanZ: Alchemy : July 10 - 16, 2006
  • phlawless: La Vida Local : July 3 - 9, 2006
  • Lori in PA: These ARE the Good Old Days : June 26 - July 2, 2006
  • purplewiz: Eating Well In The Great Flyover : June 20 - 25, 2006
  • tupac17616: Barbecue & Foie Gras : June 13 - 19, 2006
  • mizducky: The Tightwad Gourmand Shapes Up : June 6 - 12, 2006
  • therese: Hey, Wanna Play a Game? : May 28 - June 3, 2006
  • *Deborah*: Power, Convection and Lies : May 18 - 24, 2006
  • Marlene, Snowangel and Lancastermike: Light My Fire! : May 10 - 16, 2006
  • Chufi: Birthday Cakes & Royal Celebrations : April 25 - May 1, 2006
  • MarketStEl: My Excellent Sub/Urban Adventure : April 17 - 23, 2006
  • Pam R: or Pam's Passover Plotz (Part 2) : April 8 - 16, 2006
  • GSquared: An Innkeeper in Eden : March 27 2006 - April 2, 2006
  • hhlodesign: On Food and Architecture : March 18 - 24, 2006
  • JAZ: Park and Shop : March 10 - 16, 2006
  • tejon: Pepper Steak and Power Tools : March 2 - 9, 2006
  • Megan Blocker: Food and the City : February 22 - 28, 2006
  • Malawry: Expecting A Future Culinary Student : February 14 - 20, 2006
  • Marlene, Dave the Cook and snowangel: Cold Turkey, Three Ways : February 1 - 12, 2006
  • Darcie B: Bakin' With Bacon : January 24 - 31, 2006
  • mizducky: A (Really) Moveable Feast! : January 17 - 23, 2006
  • John Whiting: Closed On Account Of Cassoulet : January 10 - 16, 2006
  • Marlena Spieler: Life Is Delicious Wherever I Am : January 3 - 9, 2006

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2007

  • Verjuice: Red, Green or Christmas? : December 24, 2007 - January 3, 2008
  • Abra & Chufi in SW France: Tantalizing Tales of Tripe and Trotters : December 9 - 15, 2007
  • Nina C.: Around the World in Just One Borough : October 29 - December 3, 2007
  • Lucylou95816: Low Carb in California : 19 November 19 - 26 November, 2007
  • CheGuevara: A sourcing journey through Europe : October 22 - 30, 2007
  • Gabriel Lewis: From Nihon to Sichuan to . . . Sorbet? : October 1 - 9, 2007
  • Peter Green: Bringing Bangkok back home : September 23 - October 1, 2007
  • Pille: Autumnal cooking and eating in Estonia : Sept. 17 - 24, 2007
  • MelissaH & phaelon56: Salt Potatoes and Onions, but no snow : September 10 - 17, 2007
  • Rooftop1000: On a Pork Roll : September 3 - 10, 2007
  • suzilightning: 34B : August 25 - 3 September, 2007
  • bergerka: Bienvenidos a Madrid! : August 13 - 21, 2007
  • johnnyd: Dining Downeast II : August 6 - 13, 2007
  • markemorse: Eating Immigrant in Amsterdam : July 29 - August 6, 2007
  • Dave Hatfield: Cooking & living in Paris(ot), France : July 2 - 9, 2007
  • Shalmanese: An Itinerant Chef : June 25 - July 2, 2007
  • David Ross: Black Pearls of Gold : June 18 - 25, 2007
  • Calipoutine: Sparsely Settled Spaces w/Hungry Faces : June 7 - 18, 2007
  • Peter the eater: Nova Scotia Eats : May 21 - 29, 2007
  • yunnermeier: Malaysia Truly Asia : May 14 - 20, 2007
  • Chufi: Old Favorites and New Adventures : May 7 - 13, 2007
  • Hiroyuki: Home-style Japanese cooking : April 25 - May 2, 2007
  • jgarner53: New kitchen, new food : April 9 - 15, 2007
  • mizducky: The Tightwad Gourmand turns pro : March 19 - 29, 2007
  • Domestic Goddess: Adobo and Fried Chicken in Korea : March 4 - 11, 2007
  • hzrt8w: A week of Chinese New Year's celebration : February 14 - 24, 2007
  • lovebenton0, Pam R, snowangel: North of the 30th Parallel : January 29 - February 6, 2007
  • C. sapidus: Crabs, Borscht, and Fish Sauce : January 14 - 20, 2007

  • nakji: Our Girl in Hanoi : December 31, 2006 - January 6, 2007

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2008

  • SobaAddict70: Living in the Moment, One Day at a Time : June 1 - 9, 2008
  • Rehovot: Prague, City of a Thousand Forks : April 21 - 29, 2008
  • Kim Shook: Dreams of an Everyday Housewife : April 14 - 21, 2008
  • Chris Hennes: Pork and Chocolate, Together at Last : April 7 - 14, 2008
  • Fengyi: Win(e)ing and Dining in Beijing : March 24 - April 3, 2008
  • Lindacakes: EIK PREWAR : March 17 - 24, 2008
  • smallworld: Spring in Tokyo : March 2 - 11, 2008
  • Lior: Spend a week in sunny Ashkelon : February 18 - 27, 2008
  • FabulousFoodBabe: Brand New Kitchen, Same Old Husband : January 27 - February 12, 2008
  • Ninetofive: January in New England : January 14 - 21, 2008
  • CaliPoutine, MarketStEl & mizducky: The Shrinking : 7 January 7 - 14, 2008

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2011:

  • Lior (2011): Food, Glorious Food: From Cold Labaneh to hot Levivot: December 17 -25, 2011
  • nikkib (2011): Stingray sambal, singapore slings and big trouble in Little India...: November 13 - 19, 2011
  • mgaretz (2011): A mixed bag of cooking, eating and commentary from Northern California: November 7 - 12, 2011
  • Panaderia Canadiense (2011): Cuy, Colada, and eating with the dead in Ambato, Ecuador: October 30 - November 6, 2011
  • Percyn (2011): A behind the scenes look into an Indian Parsi household: October 23 - 29, 2011
  • Alcuin (2011): In the middle - Eating & Drinking on the Isthmus: October 16 -23, 2011
  • CaliPoutine (2011): Surviving and Thriving in the Land of Chains: October 16 - 22, 2011
  • ScottyBoy (2011): Cooking, eating and riding a bike on the better side of the bay: Sept 18 - 29, 2011
  • nolnacs (2011): Pork, peaches and pie. Saying goodbye to summer in Philadelphia: Sept 10 - 17, 2011
  • EatNopales (2011): Quest for Grilled Quail wrestling Frog Legs perched on a Cactus Paddle: Sept 2 - 9, 2011
  • SobaAddict70 (2011) : Of Hobbits and Hurricanes: August 26 - 31, 2011
  • rarerollingobject (2011) : Mealtimes at the University of Woolloomooloo: July 23 - August 1, 2011
  • Zeemanb (2011) : A sweetbread or so north of "Winter's Bone"...: July 17 - 25, 2011
  • Peter the eater (2011) : More Maritimes: July 11 - 18, 2011
  • Frogprincesse (2011) : From tartines to tikis: July 3 - 11, 2011
  • Toolprincess (2011) : Food adventures from North Carolina : June 26 - July 3, 2011
  • bmdaniel (2011): Going off the diet in Dallas and Chicago : June 18 - 26, 2011
  • pastameshugana (2011): Looking for an Oasis in a Culinary Desert : June 6 - 12, 2011
  • SobaAddict70 (2011) : Market basket blogging : May 28 - June 6, 2011
  • genkinaonna (2011) : Carts, Cakes, and Coffee in and around the City of Rose : May 22- 29, 2011
  • heidih (2011) : A slice of life in the South Bay of Los Angeles : April 30 - May 8, 2011
  • Pam R (2011) : Passover Part III : April 17 - 25, 2011
  • haresfur (2011) : not exactly bush tucker : April 9 - 16. 2011
  • PopsicleToze (2011) : Honeysuckles and Huckleberries... Food from the Louisiana Countryside : March 21 - 27, 2011
  • robirdstx (2011) : My Spring Break: By The Bay And Through The Pass : March 13 - 21, 2011
  • Pierogi (2011) : Rollin' the bon temps on the Left Coast : March 5 - 13, 2011
  • lesliec (2011) : Beef, boots and other stories : February 13 - 20, 2011
  • nakji (2011) : Gong Xi Fa Cai - goodbye Tiger; hello Rabbit : January 30 - February 6, 2011
  • johnder, slkinsey, weinoo (2011): A tale of two boroughs : January 23 - 30, 2011
  • nickrey (2011) : Classical/Modernist: It's all Jazz in the City : January 9-16, 2011
  • Shelby (2011) : From the field to the table. : January 2 - 9, 2011

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2012:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2014:
  • Smithy (2014): Notes from the land of Cheap Refrigeration: January 11 - 19, 2014

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2015:

* Shelby (2015):--The Everlasting Garden...Canning...Canning...Canning: August 10 - 17, 2015

  • Like 1

Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
HosteG Forumsnsmith@egstaff.org

"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
HosteG Forumsnsmith@egstaff.org

"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
HosteG Forumsnsmith@egstaff.org

"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Similar Content

    • By Melania
      It's one o'clock on a warm summer's day in Florence, I'm on my way to get ingredients for lunch. The sun is high in the sky, the cobblestones are warm under my feet and the aroma of something delicious is in the air. My mind starts to drift to the onions, celery and tomatoes I need for my pasta sauce, oh and don't forget something sweet for dessert...this truly is la dolce vita.
       
      My thoughts are soon interrupted by an unwelcome "chiuso" sign on the door of my new favorite deli. The blinds are closed and the friendly owners are nowhere in sight. The reality of having my favorite pasta dish for lunch was slipping further and further away.
       
       
      What a nightmare! How can this be?
        A local passing by must have noticed my frustration.   "Signorina, è riposo. Tutto è chiuso!"
        Of course! How could I forget about the sacred Italian siesta?
        A siesta or riposo, as most Italians call it, is a time of rest. This time is usually around midday, or the hottest part of the day (very inconvenient if you're craving a bowl of pasta.) No one can really say where the tradition of the siesta originates, but many say it's all about food (no surprises there really).
        For many Italian families the main meal of the day is lunch. This heavy meal in the middle of the day is attributed to the standard Mediterranean diet: A minuscule breakfast of a coffee and pastry , a heavy lunch and an evening meal around 10 o'clock. The logic is that after such a heavy meal one would surely be drowsy and need to rest, no one can work efficiently on a full stomach!
        Post offices, car rentals, supermarkets and even coffee shops (in some smaller towns police stations too) all close their doors for a riposo. Everything comes to a standstill as every Italian goes home to kick of their shoes, enjoy a homemade lunch with family and bask in the Italian sunshine for three to four hours. This is serious business. One would not dare work for 8 hours straight. After their riposo most businesses open again around 4 o'clock and stay open till 7pm. Its the perfect balance between work and play and does wonders for your digestive system!
        "Grazie!" I thanked her for the reminder. The midday sun started to become unbearable. The streets had cleared with only a few tourists braving the midday heat still around. I thought about the strawberries I bought from the market earlier that week. Strawberries for lunch on my shaded balcony and maybe a nap afterwards sounded like my perfect riposo. The pasta will have to wait till 4.
               
           
    • By KennethT
      OK.... here we go again!!!  While this post is a bit premature (we don't take off until around 1:30AM tonight), I am extremely excited so I figured I'd just set up the topic now.  As in previous foodblogs, I may post a bit from time to time while we're there, depending on how good my internet connection is, and how much free time I have... but the bulk of posting will really get started around July 9th - the day after we get home (hopefully without too much jetlag!!!)
    • By KennethT
      Happy New Year!  I'm sitting at the gate waiting for my flight from Saigon to NYC connecting through Taipei so I figured this would be a good opportunity to get started... But this is just the intro- the rest will gave to wait until I land about 22 hours from now, sleep for about 12 hours, then get my photos in order! We had a great week enjoying beautiful weather, taking in the frenetic yet relaxed street life and eating some amazing local food...
      Our flight here was on EVA Airline and was very pleasant and uneventful. Our flight from Nyc to Taipei left around 12:20 AM on the 24th. I love those night flights since it makes it very easy to get a decent amount of sleep, even in coach. EVAs food is quite good eith both Chinese and western choices for dinner and breakfast, and they came through several times with snacks such as a fried chicken sandwich with some kind of mustard. I think I had 4 of them!
      Once I get home, I'll continue posting with pics from our feast in the Taipei airport.... Spoiler: those who have read my Singapore foodblog from July may see a slight trend...

    • By KennethT
      OK - so I think it's very fitting for my 1000th post that I start this food blog...  I love eGullet, and have been a member for several years, but I don't post that often, and have never done anything like this, so please bear with me!!!
       
      My wife and I left NYC for Singapore on July 1st, at 1:25AM on an EVA flight connecting through Taipei, Taiwan.  There used to be a direct NY to Singapore flight on Singapore Airlines, but SA discontinued it a few years ago.  I like the long overnight flight to Asia because, on a 14 hour flight, it gives you plenty of time to eat (they feed you very well on those flights), medicate yourself and sleep for 6-8 hours, then wake up and watch a few movies before landing at about 6AM.  Plus, since the flight leaves so late, it makes it much easier to sleep on the flight (especially after working a full day beforehand).
       
      The EVA flight is quite comfortable, even in coach.  When I say they feed you well, I mean it - dinner was a stir fried chicken with steamed bok choy and rice, with many sides.  Throughout the flight they came through the cabin with mustard coated fried chicken sandwiches as snacks, then breakfast of pork congee with many sides (including a package of fish floss).  Sorry, I didn't take photos of the above - I was exhausted!
       
      We had about a 2 hour layover in the airport in Taiwan, so what does that mean?  Time for dim sum and beef noodle soup!!!

      This was our breakfast destination

      Left to right, Xie Long Bao (Shanghainese pork soup dumplings), char siu bao (fluffy buns filled with BBQ pork - although this Taiwanese version was not nearly as sweet as the typical Hong Kong version), Taiwanese beef noodle soup, and a loose leaf oolong tea.  With the waters, cost about US$20!!!  It was quite the feast, especially after the constant EVA flight 'buffet', and the fact that they were going to feed us again on our next flight to Singapore!
    • By KennethT
      It's that time of year again, after just getting back from our summer vacation.  This year, we went to Yogyakarta which is a city in central Java, Indonesia.  The title of the topic comes from the fact that most people there call the city Jogjakarta (pronounced jōg-ja-karta), although some people (depending on background) do call it yōg-ya-karta.  This is a special place in Indonesia - Indonesia is a mostly Muslim country, however, the region around Jogjakarta was declared a special region as it is also a Sultanate.  It was the original home to the ruler of the island of Java, and once democracy came along, the Sultan still lives there and has some kind of power in the region, as well as with the government as a whole...  It's confusing - and I would say that I'm still a bit confused, but that's ok.  Anyway, all this leads this region to be called the cultural and culinary capital of the island of Java, the most populous island in the archipelago, some of the reason it is extremely popular with domestic tourists - I'd say the vast majority of the tourists there are from other parts of Indonesia, with the balance being mostly Australians, and some Europeans and very few North Americans.
       
      Food-wise, we found Jogja interesting because it is the first Muslim area we have seen in SE Asia, which means (with very few exceptions) no pork.  There are tons of chicken dishes - many using what is called kampung chickens, or extremely free range chickens which tend to be relatively scrawny, a little tough but with a lot of flavor.  There is also some beef, some mutton/goat and fish.  Like a lot of Indonesian food, the use of sambal(s) is key - many times you will have a selection of sambal that you would use to accent or add spiciness to a dish.  Some of these sambal are crazy hot...
       
      Another thing interesting thing about being a mostly Muslim area is the seemingly ever-present call to prayer.  In the city, typically 5 times a day, the Mosques will have their best singer sing the call to prayer (which lasts about 20 minutes) over the loudspeaker systems.  If you are in an area with a few mosques, you will hear 3 different versions all going at the same time.  Some of these calls are at inopportune times - like 1:30AM - so most hotels provide ear plugs so you won't be woken up in the middle of the night.  Like we do on all our trips, we take Benadryl as a sleep aid to help get us over the jetlag... so we never needed the earplugs as we were sleeping very soundly to say the least!
       
      I think I'll sum this up by talking about how relatively inexpensive this city is.  It is probably the cheapest area that we have seen on our travels so far - you can get a luxury hotel room for about $50 per night, and a 40 minute taxi ride across the city doesn't cost more than $3-4, at the current rate of exchange.  Local food is really cheap too.  I took some photos of menus to show pricing - keep in mind that the current rate of exchange is about IDR14,100 to US$1.  What can be much more expensive is some touristy things - foreign tourists are charged a different rate from domestic tourists, and in some cases will have a separate entrance (and usually a much shorter, or non-existent, line).
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...