Israeli cuisine is extremely diverse being comprised of foods brought by Jewish immigrants from all parts of the world. There are however two main avenues that Israeli food tends to follow, those of the Jews originating from the Middle East and those from the immigrants from Europe and the West. It’s the food from the first group, with its roots in the Arab world that have inspired the menu at a new eatery Naf Naf Grill in Naperville, Illinois. Continue on for the review.
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Earlier this week I brought you a bit of Australia with a feature on Vegemite. Today for my Global Eats piece I bring you even more food from down under and a purveyor that can bring it to you. If, for instance, after reading the vegemite story you decided you can’t live without beer waste in a jar then Simply Australian can hook you up. Mind you, not just with a small jar, but with a whole freaking case. They even sell Marmite if you have the hankering to give the original yeast in a jar product a go. Read on for more.
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A thought towards Thai cuisine to someone with a western palate immediately conjures up visions of chilies and hot and spicy food. Upon further exploration you learn that Thai cuisine offers up a beautiful symmetry between hot, sour, sweet and salty. Thai cuisine delicately navigates the balance between these flavors creating other worldly dishes that are appreciated throughout the world. Exploring even further Thai cuisine shows an exotic side that is completely foreign to the west. Hit the jump to find out what exotic vittles wait ahead.
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From La Tienda
When I think of the cuisine of Spain one of the first things that inevitably comes to mind is Spanish Ham or jamón. While the word jamón in Spanish simply means ham, amongst English speakers it is specifically a reference to cured ham from Spain. Available in two primary varieties, jamón serrano (ham from the sierra or mountain) and jamón ibérico (ham that is at least 75% black Iberian pig) of the two the ibérico has a higher fat content when compared to serrano giving it a richer taste. Fortunately for us one purveyor, La Tienda, is providing us with a means to acquire not only these great Spanish hams but also many other Spanish foods and house wares. Keep reading to find out more.
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Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be many global eats articles, my hope is to feature interesting food items from around the world and introduce the purveyors of these unique products. Without further ado I bring you something from Africa, or more specifically the island of Madagascar. Started by two former Peace Corp volunteers who found themselves looking for a way to give back to the island and the people they grew to love, Madécasse, pronounced mah – DAY – cas, brings a renewable source of income to the Malagasy people and glorious chocolate to us. Hit the link to find out more.
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