Ever since I started raiding the breath freshener (and carminative) trays at Indian restaurants, I’ve been curious about cardamom. Whereas my usual reason for diving into those trays was for the candy-coated fennel seeds, the inimitable aggressive and unique flavor of cardamom always stood out. When else could I find the expensive pods in my […]
Nutrition Facts, or Nutrition Lies?
Fuzzy math, indeed. I was chowing down on some Nature Valley Pumpkin Spice granola bars the other day, when I noticed the perplexing Nutrition Facts label on the packaging: If I am reading the percentages (%) and Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACC) correctly, I should probably hold a conference call with my elementary school teachers […]
St. Louis-Style Pork Steak
Due to the raging pandemic, I recently returned from a family visit near St. Louis, Missouri (USA). With the notable exceptions of St. Louis city and county, that region of the state was significantly more open for business than where I currently live. As someone who would normally travel hours just to try new food, […]