Jamie

I love international foods, travel, and cooking up fun experiments in my kitchen.

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Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas & Greens

New Year’s is just around the corner. In the South, more or less every celebration incorporates food. And there’s really no bigger celebration than New Year’s. Growing up, we always had the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, and that’ definitely one big tradition I’ve continued into adulthood. Why black-eyed peas? Well, …

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Guide to Water Bath Canning

A couple of summers ago, I started a small backyard garden. You would be amazed how much one or two plants can produce over the course of the season. Despite adding cucumbers to everything I ate and giving some away to my coworkers, I still had a huge number left over. As a result, I …

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What to Eat in Germany

It is common for a visitor in Germany to imagine food revolves around sausage, potatoes, and beer. While Germans have their specialties (as the Vietnamese do), there are hundreds of other German dishes that are just as delicious. If you are a fan of seafood, Hamburg City is your best bet for fresh fish dishes. …

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The Best Dishes in Vietnam

Vietnamese dishes can be said to be the hidden culinary treasures of the Far East. There is an astounding variety of dishes that focus heavily on rice, seafood, and plenty of herbs. As a tourist in Vietnam, you get closely acquainted with nuoc cham, which is a combination of garlic, chili, sugar, and lime juice …

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