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UPDATE (9/30/2016): Congratulations to The Pizzle for winning the Editors' Choice Award for Best Humor Blog, and You're Still Fat for winning the Readers' Choice Award! END UPDATE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE. YOU NOMINATED ME FOR A SAVEUR BLOG AWARD....

A few months ago I recommended Dominique Ansel's banana bread recipe to a friend. It's a recipe that alchemizes minimal effort into cake gold: a light and moist crumb encased in a crackly crust of caramelized hallucinogenic magic. The...

OMG WE DID IT U GUYZ. Photograph by Amber Marlow. I had a dream. Then I googled "custom talking pull string toy" and my dream deflated with a thin, pitiful squeal ending with a blubbering balloon fart. The dream isn't...

The view of Taipei 101 from Xiangshan. Last Monday night, as soon as I stepped off the airplane into the jetway at JFK Airport, a cloud of pressure swelled behind my eyes, driblets of despair juice threatening to spill out....

Nighttime in Seoul, from my first visit in 2009. File under "things I forgot to mention earlier because Mandarin is chipping away at my brain meats": I'm going on a trip to Seoul with Kåre in a week, from November...

Doge-inspired good-bye card, made by Niki. My tears, how they flow. ;_; Late last Friday at the Serious Eats office, I gathered up all my remaining personal belongings—books and pictures, mostly—and left my set of office keys on my desk...

The ol' weegie red, white, and blue. Norway, here I come! For the fifth time! A number of visits previously reserved only for cities possessing Disney theme parks or my grandparents, now expanded to include the city where my boyfriend...

If you've sent me a friend request on Facebook but never got a response, I should probably explain why......

Beware of the ORANGE ZONE. "Do you feel healthier since going on your diet?" This is the question I've heard the most in the last few months. I mean, aside from basic questions like, "How's it going?" or, "Did you...

I can sum up most of what I know about Berlin in one word: CURRYWURST. (Ok, I know a bit more than that, but...um...overall, not much.) My lumpy brain first absorbed the word a few years ago when I watched...

Note: Sooo, this post is sort of the opposite of my previous post. There's no food porn in this post, no recommendations for where to eat. It's a pretty long explanation of why I'm changing my diet. Euh. wheeeze WHEEEEEEEZZZZE...

I am extremely thankful you guys still read this blog—even if just once ever few months to make sure I'm not dead—despite the giant lag between posts and decline of helpful information. All tens of you—you mean a lot to me! Without your support this blog wouldn't have turned seven years old in mid-November. So: Thank you x 100000.

You too could have five books! This is one of those posts I probably should've written ages ago, but like everything else I should've written ages ago, didn't get written ages ago. To remind y'all, I work full time at...

I'm in Taipei! Right now! And tomorrow! And the day after that! Until Sunday! With Lee Anne! So my infrequent updates will be even infrequent-er. Sorry. But I will certainly have many things to blog about after this trip, things...

These eats are real. And cheap. Clockwise from top left: Falafel pita sandwich from Taim, cheeseburger from JG Melon, Spicy Rizzak from Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop, and salt baked squid from Congee. Two weeks ago, James Boo emailed a...

I needed something Swedish to put here and this was pretty much all I had. ...If so, I will be entrenching upon your soil from June 4 to 11. Ok, more info. Thanks to Volvo and the Swedish Tourism Board,...

A winner is me! What I learned yesterday: You don't listen to me. Reverse psychology works. Because how else did I win an award for "Best Restaurant/Dining Coverage" in the 2011 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards? Especially since I was...

Saveur's website doesn't actually have a giant happy face on it. That would be weird. I know my blogging has become more and more crappy (i.e., less and less frequent) during the past few months, which is why I was...

This post isn't food-related at all. It's some personal junk I haven't talked about before. If you want some food stuff, feel free to check out my archives! I know I haven't been posting much lately. The shame—oh, the shame....

Nope, I'm not taking a trip there (someday, maybe), but my friend Alex is! (Remember Alex? Vegetarian partner-in-fooding in Paris, and Philly, and NYC, and official Giant Manatee tamer.) He's in Jordan right now and will be in Amman at...

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» 11/30/16: Shou Tian Pin (手天品), home of my favorite pineapple cakes in Taipei

» 08/31/16: I ate too much soft serve in Taiwan, and you can too!

» 08/09/16: Thank you for nominating me in Saveur's 2016 Blog Awards!

» 05/29/16: This Taiwanese food-themed deck of playing cards is my favorite souvenir from Taiwan (plus here's a map and list of the foods in the deck)

» 04/18/16: Over 50 places I'd want to eat, shop, and visit while on vacation in Taipei

» 03/26/16: My 12 favorite places to eat in Shida Night Market (plus 12 honorable mentions)

» 02/20/16: Houtong Cat Village: Of course Taiwan has a village full of cats

» 02/05/16: Favorite Taipei Things: Late night bike riding along Xindian River (plus midnight breakfast)

» 01/24/16: My 15 favorite cafes near Shida (and a bit of Taida) in Taipei

» 12/11/15: You should make Dominique Ansel's banana bread, plus these other recipes

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