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Roadfood, Please

Last year, I drove to Bowie, Texas to visit the Bowie Trade Days, held the weekend preceding the second Monday of every month.  It is the usual flea market/trade day that traces it’s history back to simple times in rural America when money was scarce and the barter system thrived. There were stalls indoors and […]

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Sumac in the American Southwest

For so long, I have associated sumac berry with Middle Eastern cuisine.  The sour, dried berry is crushed and used as a souring element in countless dishes in many Eastern, African and Mediterranean countries. Last year I traveled to New Mexico with a friend from Jordan.  We were going to tour Carlsbad Caverns; my fourth […]