Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back to/from the Future

SO... Hi friend, it's been a while. A long while. I'll bet you don't even remember me. I'll bet you've started reading some other fat kid's food blog. Traitor. Didn't you always know that I would be back for you baby? I never really left.

Actually in my absence I did quite a fair amount of eating. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to brag. Much of it was from food carts in New Haven (not that there's anything wrong with that- they're pretty delicious). Much more of it was from a pretty mediocre pizza joint that just happened to always be free and around (cough...Town Pizza...cough, cough). But in between there were moments of beauty. Clam pizza pie from Pepe's. Fresh pomegranate juice in Istanbul. Mango and sticky rice with a side of mangosteens in Thailand. Stinky tofu and ice desserts bigger than my face in Taiwan. Inventive sushi in New Haven from Miya's. Birthday bo ssam at Momofuku. An apple crumble descended from heaven in Deerfield Massachusetts. And of course, plenty of Pei family madness.

Well I'm back. From the future. And ready to make up for some lost time and fill you in on this year's culinary highlights as well as my eating adventures in San Francisco this summer. Stay tuned...

Fresh escargot in Ghana. So big I thought it was going to turn the tables (literally) and eat me.

Objects of my affection: Mangosteen

Burmese side-of-the-road fare.

Some kind of deliciousness in Nigeria

And some mutton fufu that was not so delicious in Ghana