comfort food

Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

We Are Burmese If You Please — Jun 22, 2011 The middle-class white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, and we can […]

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1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

by James Boo August 30, 2013

Episode 07: Lechonera La Piraña 1 Minute Meal’s first foray into the Bronx couldn’t focus on a better piece of South Bronx living. A standalone trailer parked on a nondescript street in Mott Haven, Lechonera La Piraña comes alive on Fridays, serving Puerto Rican dishes […]

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Real Cheap Eats' Summertime Blowout

Real Cheap Eats’ Summertime Blowout

by James Boo July 16, 2013

Exactly two years ago, I got together a small legion of New York’s best food explorers to build a new kind of cheap eats publication – one that would do justice to the diversity, affordability, and sheer excitement of dining out in this city. Today, […]

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1 Minute Meal: "Brighton Train to Georgia"

1 Minute Meal: “Brighton Train to Georgia”

by James Boo May 31, 2013

Episode 02: Brick Oven Bread. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. I’ve written plenty about the khachapuri of South Brooklyn. I’m really happy that the owners of Brick Oven Bread — two amazing women who, on the day of this shoot, were leading a whole team […]

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There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

by James Boo May 28, 2013

Much of the tourism economy depends on the notion that places can be consumed, simply by putting two feet on the ground and paying attention. The “bucket list,” a double metaphor of experience as acquisition, expresses little in the way of context but captures everything […]

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Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

by James Boo February 20, 2013

Striking at the heart of winter, the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective is warming up 21 new additions to its $10-or-less digest. Highlights from our selection include a West African sweat potato leaf stew, an Indian breakfast gem, a bargain seafood soon dooboo (courtesy […]

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Mission of Burma San Francisco

Mission of Burma San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 14, 2013

This post is retrospective (not a ranking) on six Burmese restaurants in San Francisco. Since completing the series, Zach has left the Bay Area for the broader pastures of Los Angeles, where he continues to write for The Eaten Path. Some friends and I were […]

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Sugar Shack: A Documentary

Sugar Shack: A Documentary

by James Boo November 26, 2012

Back when I was eating my way across Montreal, I also made a two-day detour to a town called Rigaud, where I joined forces with the Goddamn Cobras Collective to put together a short documentary about a Quebecois “sugar shack” named Sucrerie de la Montagne. […]

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Eight Meals in the City of Hungry Angels

Eight Meals in the City of Hungry Angels

by James Boo October 9, 2012

Back in June, I spent one very long weekend weaving through the highways of Los Angeles and Orange County – intermittently attending the most absurd and incredible Indian wedding in the universe and getting re-acquainted with the absurd and incredible food landscape that is southern […]

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Single Serving: Michigan Hot Dog and Hand-Cut Fries at Beansie's Bus in Burlington

Single Serving: Michigan Hot Dog and Hand-Cut Fries at Beansie’s Bus in Burlington

by James Boo September 20, 2012

In Burlington, Vermont, a school bus claims a perch over the frosty expanse of Lake Champlain. When temperatures drop below freezing, its yellow chasse nowhere to be seen. But when winter ends, this wide-load relic from the 1970s parks at the side of Battery Park […]

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