Flavors of Venezuela: Arepas

I remember as a kid growing up getting excited when I found a grocery that sold Harina Pan (main ingredient for Venezuelan arepas) because it meant I wouldn’t have to wait for the next trip to Venezuela to bring Harina Pan home in my suitcase. There were no Venezuelan restaurants around, so the only Venezuelan food we ate outside of Venezuela was the food that we prepared.

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Flavors of the USA: New York Cheesecake

I went to New York for the first time recently. As far as food went, I knew what I should get: New York style pizza, Puerto Rican or Dominican food from Spanish Harlem and/or some form of tasty meat from a food truck.

I knew what I should’ve gotten, but the truth is I arrived in New York a little too hungry and settled for the first busy burger spot I could find near Times Square. The toppings were tasty, but the meat was dry. It was nothing worth blogging about. I was too full to venture elsewhere to try a better dish. I only had five hours left in the city so I felt like I had come to a food mecca of flavors and ordered toast.

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Flavors of Thailand (in Japan): Grasshoppers

When I think of foods I’ve always wanted to try, grasshoppers is no where on that list yet one night I found myself face-to-face with a grasshopper challenge. I was at a Thai restaurant in the countryside in Japan. It was a place that I frequented at least twice a month with some of my Japanese hip-hop friends.

That night I had slipped into the restaurant for some curry and was greeted by the waitress with a smile. She invited us to try something new. Grasshoppers in a brownish glaze.

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Week 38: Take some time to reflect on this 40 week process

When I sat down to write this post, I found myself wanting to avoid it. I went to the kitchen to munch on some spinach (one of my comfort foods.)  I came back and now I sit trying to some up how this process has been.

Why am I trying to avoid this post?

Well, I guess it’s because when I started this blog I knew it would only be for forty weeks. As I write I realize in three more weeks Green Piazza will come to an end.

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