So there we were, feeding fatty chunks of camel meat to a three-legged cat. “You are journalists?” came the question. No. Or maybe yes. The concept is muddy. But no, we call ourselves tourists. Foreigners are enough of a rarity here in Mogadishu that celebrity chef Ahmed Jama brought his son to meet us at … More Stomping Grounds: Mogadishu
Stories vary, but sushi probably first arrived in the US in the 1950’s or 60’s; a time when most Americans had yet to sample anything more interesting than pot roast. Since then, we’ve taken a real shine to the stuff. (I suspect it’s because eating with chopsticks makes us feel cultured.) I started eating sushi about 5 years ago … More Yep, a peanut avocado roll is a thing.
We air-breathers think we’re so slick clomping around on rocks and, best case scenario, rolling around in boxes. But did you know that most of earth’s surface is buoyant and fluid and graceful? Even the most experienced divers have seen approximately none of the undersea, and we poor working class peons have barely stuck our … More Maldivian Coral Reef
So, we don’t like hot sauce. At all. I’ve seriously asked Hooters waitresses how spicy the mild sauce is. (And been disappointed when they lied.) My favorite Thai place doesn’t even ask anymore, they just say, “No spice, right?” As scientist-adventurers, we knew hot sauces were something that had to be explored. Regional chain Tijuana … More Obligatory Hot Sauce Tasting 1