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Cosmic Cusco

Picking up where I left off last, What seemed like a simple picture I snapped of a hanging pig head and a young vendor was actually more about what happened on the other side of the lens. As the sun set on the day, Tony and I made our way to a square near the center of town to hook up with...

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Lima Lamenting

  Why sorrow you say? Two reasons. First, not getting to this story sooner. Second, not being their right now. The food in Lima, as many have recently screamed from the middle of their 3 star michelin kitchens, blew my mind because of the immediate and aggressive foreign assault on my senses....

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Dawn at Russell Market

This is really two stories in one. The tale in words is first and is maybe one of my favorite moments ever experienced abroad. The second story is more visual and is a pictorial journey through the market that was the setting for my first story. I woke up very early one of the days before the...

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Bangered!

London called and I answered with wife in tow. A 72 hour long banger and mash crawl sent us to the far ends of London proper allowing us to discover a myriad of tasty outside of our self-prescribed sausage hunt. A few delicious, quick food joints and a small disappointment at one of London’s...

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Bullet to Bratwurst

Last week I had the unique opportunity to partake in an ancient ritual that in modern days has come under quite a lot of scrutiny. I’ll let the video speak for itself, mostly. I will say, I love meat. I think our industrial food chain is a disturbing mess but at the root, eating meat is a...

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Bizarro Brooklyn in Portlandia

That’s how they like it too. I recently took my first real vacation in over a year since starting Manifold. I was ready for the break and excited about where my wife and I decided to spend it. When asked by Portlanders why I chose their sleepy town as the destination for seemingly such a needed...

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Portland’s Pods

Exploring a city is arguably one of my most favorite pastimes. I was recently in Portland, Oregon for the first time in just over a decade. A crime because Portland is awesome. Although, if the old saying about NYC applies; Every decade the city looks completely different, it was the perfect time...

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Solar Pop!

Six weeks ago I pitched a solar powered ice pop truck to my client, Sungevity, I didn’t think I’d be standing in Rockefeller Center yesterday basking in the orange solar glow of a push-button, auto-articulating, air ride equipped, natural ice pop dispensing, ex-postal step van. Nor did I...

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Dewali Celebration

I suppose this is something like when my Jewish friends eat Chinese food on Christmas day. Diwali is the Indian-Christmas-like-New-years celebration in which on the first 3 nights everyone plays with firecrackers from dusk ’till 1am. And, I mean non-stop. 4 year olds lighting off cherry bombs....

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Full English. Boooyahh!

A few posts ago I mentioned it was hard to find tasty in London but breakfast is the exception to that rule. A good Full English is a great way to start the day. It’s virtually everywhere, packs a punch and always leaves you happy. This particular FE was consumed in the restaurant of my hotel....

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Food+Music = Social Change

Maybe the title of this post is a little bold, but I think it is fitting for what I experienced on my last day in Memphis. I decided I was going to lay off the pork and find something new to eat. Part of this decision was based in the fact that most BBQ joints are closed on Sunday. In making that...

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Oink!

Yes. I ate a lot of pork again. The below video gives you the hour by hour. The expanded dialogue on the day follows. My previous BBQ adventures woke me up with a need for more smoked pork. I started the day easy with a coffee and a walk down main street to watch the trolleys and the early morning...

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The Memphis Smirk

Yesterday I checked out the Memphis in May BBQ competition. I have wanted to experience this festival for about 5 years and so, after Miami I headed out to Memphis to eat some pork. I have 72 hours to eat as many ribs as I can so here we go. After I poked around all the tents, I went and made some...

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280 year old pig recipe

It wasn’t 3 seconds after the 280-year-old oak door shut behind us that an elegantly dressed waiter approached us and asked for our surname. The room dripped of old world charm. Dark wood furniture and white plaster walls contrasted in front of me as my eyes soaked up what it could. A few other...