A Pinch and a Dash of Cultures

I’ve been exposed to different cuisines for as long as I can remember. My dad’s family is from Yugoslavia, but relocated to Asunción, Paraguay where my mom’s family is based. This fusion of Latin and Eastern European cuisines has always made for delicious meals and amazing family gatherings.

Image via TheDomesticCurator.com

Image via TheDomesticCurator.com

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Trend Watch: Extreme Guy Food

“Bro/dude food” has undoubtedly been around for a while now, but in 2014 we expect to see it re-invented and taken to the next level with the Fully Loaded/Full Throttle trendextreme, indeed.

What does it mean?

  • Consumers are pursuing thrill seeker food like specialty sandwiches crafted with custom meat mixtures and often toasted, pressed and griddled
  • These  foods often come in large portions and are shareable
    • i.e. Reuben fried with chopped pastrami, sauerkraut, melted Swiss and Russian dressing
December 4 photo for Mara Sljvich post The Beast of Midtown East

The Beast of Midtown East” – 13-layer sandwich stuffed with fried chicken, ham, bacon, waffles and all kinds of other ingredients. Photo Credit: Thrillist.com Andrew Zimmer

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