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Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

by James Boo June 5, 2012

I haven’t the slightest clue when I’ll see this food again. Maybe on a summer’s day in eastern Myanmar. Maybe during an especially ambitious session in my kitchen. Maybe at next year’s Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation Food Fair, a smörgåsbord of home-cooked Burmese food that joyously […]

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This Little Piggy Was Deep Fried

This Little Piggy Was Deep Fried

by James Boo October 20, 2011

It is possible to eat too much pork. One might not believe it, given the state of popular food today – especially in New York, where “pork belly” has become its own dining demographic. Enunciating one’s love for the pig was hardly a declarative act […]

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Girl From Chicago

Girl From Chicago

by James Boo September 30, 2011

After six years of serious eating and four of serious blogging, I’ve been thoroughly convinced that dining chic will never be relevant to my life. One week of eating in Chicago banged a few more nails in that coffin (a relatively easy affair when the […]

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Gonna Take Her Back to Somerville

Gonna Take Her Back to Somerville

by James Boo May 10, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRzVhrPOhOY&feature=youtu.beY While Girlfriend and I weren’t out touring Boston at the end of April, we rested our heads in nearby Somerville. The neighborhoods of this town, bordering three major universities and cradling the last stretch of the Red Line out of Boston, have been through […]

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2010: The Meals That Were

2010: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 11, 2011

We’re already 10 days into Western civilization’s latest year, but I’m still working on the backlog of eats that’s been on my mind since October. To kick things off after my winter break from food blogging, I’m happy to carry on our tradition of recounting […]

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Bite-Sized Buddhism: The Five-Minute Film

Bite-Sized Buddhism: The Five-Minute Film

by James Boo December 21, 2010

The holiday rush isn’t the only thing that has kept me from posting my New York column for the past two weeks! Before jumping on a plane to Los Angeles for winter holiday, I completed my entry to the Pei Wei “Blog Asia Challenge”. One […]

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Welcome to Locavoria

Welcome to Locavoria

by Tyler Luiten December 13, 2010

It was only a short while ago that I found myself looking up the word locavore. Thinking it was some obscure Italian opera term, I couldn’t figure out why in the world I saw it in an article discussing food. Upon further investigation, I discovered […]

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When Pigs Fly: Scott’s Bar-B-Que, a Living Legend

When Pigs Fly: Scott’s Bar-B-Que, a Living Legend

by James Boo October 17, 2010

My newest barbecue column for Serious Eats is the last of the stories I’ve written on my recent trip through the Carolinas. This piece is about the experience of eating at Scott’s Variety Store and Bar-B-Que, a country smoke house that is enough to make […]

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Bite-Sized Buddhism

Bite-Sized Buddhism

by James Boo October 12, 2010

Zach once encouraged me to join him for Sunday mass at an Orthodox church in East Los Angeles, a trip he would make whenever his grandparents were in town. He knew that I had nothing to gain in terms of salvation. He also knew, however, […]

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Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

by James Boo September 21, 2010

In mid-August, my great friend and epic eating comrade Boykji visited New York for a whirlwind tour of the city’s eats. The five days I spent sharing meals with Boyk reminded me of how lucky I am to live in New York, where one can […]

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