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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Spiced Soybeans

Digging around the pantry last week in search of a simple dinner that didn’t require running to the store, I found this pouch of Trader Joe’s Spiced Soybeans that Janna had bought a few weeks back. I must admit, I was skeptical. I’d tried TJ’s curry in a jar and thought it was quite gross, […]

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Dinner last night: Watermelon and Feta Salad

Last night I finally got around to making a Janna favorite, watermelon and feta salad. This was new ground to me. While I like watermelon and I like feta, I’d never made this before. Hell, I’d never even cut a watermelon before. Yet, using this simple recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, I made a quick  […]

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Sure, let’s tax soda

Up to now, I’ve tried to avoid “food politics” pieces on the site because I tend to think those debates get very overheated quickly, and I really try and avoid the comments on this site to become the kind of cesspool of invective and not very clever insults that my soccer blog often had. But […]

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A great way to jazz-up corn on the cob

Who doesn’t like corn on the cob? Seriously, ignore the cliche for a moment. Who doesn’t like the stuff? (Okay, teenagers with braces don’t count. Corn on the cob can be a pain in the ass with braces.) But other than them, everyone loves corn on the cob, especially during these hot summer months. That […]

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Have you ever successfully fried an egg on the sidewalk?

This weekend, with temperatures over 100 degrees here in DC, the staff at Estadio actually tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk. To my surprise, it didn’t work. I always thought you could fry an egg in this kind of heat and according to the Library of Congress, you can, but it’s difficult. Has […]

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My top ten sandwiches

Like any red-blooded American, I love sandwiches. I love them a lot. They are versatile, portable, endlessly varied, and easy to make whether with fancy ingredients bought for a specific recipe, or just thrown together from whatever happens to be sitting in the fridge. A quiet moment at work one day got me thinking this… […]

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Italian stecca loaves and vegan sandwiches: Two new recipes in one.

Janna and I decided to invite our friends Katie and Dave over to watch the Women’s World Cup final this weekend (the result of which didn’t quite go as planned) and, despite the result, had a great time thanks to some amazing food. We decided to go with sandwiches, but before we got to filling […]

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The Two Foodie Brothers Podcast discusses the Good, Bad, and the Ugly of Food Television

  On this latest edition of the podcast, Sam and I take on all matters of food television including Food Network, Cooking Channel, and the horrors of such hosts as Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray. To listen, click play on the widget below. If you want to see an archive of our podcasts, click the […]

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Making pizza in the Big Green Egg

To put it simply: It works really, really well. My father made two homemade pizzas (dough and all) in his Big Green Egg this weekend. This really showed off one of the Egg’s unique qualities, which is its ability to hold a very high (over 600 degree) temperature. This has always been the critical reason […]

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Two Foodie Brothers Podcast is now available on iTunes

I just got word from Apple that the Two Foodie Brothers Podcast is now available on iTunes at this address. Additionally, the show should be findable in iTunes within just a day or two. Stay tuned for more articles and more podcasts to come.

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What have I been drinking recently?

Here are some quick summaries of some beers I’ve enjoyed in the last couple weeks as the weather has gotten warmer. St. Bernardus Prior 8 – Enjoyed a 750 of this with my father last week. It really wonderfully well-balanced Belgian dubbel. Not too hop-heavy with plenty of more subtle flavors like caramel and spice. […]

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Introducing the Two Foodie Brothers Podcast

We told you we were introducing some big new features soon, and we have. Here is the first ever Two Foodie Brothers Podcast. For our first episode, we talked about ice cream. We hope you enjoy it. To listen, click play on the widget below. Links we discussed on the show: Breyers Jeni’s Ice Cream […]

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Dinner last night: Pasta alla Norma

A trip to Vienna’s farmers market last weekend yielded me an excellent heirloom eggplant which I decided to combine with some Trader Joes marinara, our own basil from the balcony “garden” and some orecchiette to make this nice rendition of Pasta alla Norma last night. I used this recipe from Serious Eats, which wasn’t too […]

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My first loaf of bread. The results.

So last night,  I finally baked my first loaf of bread. And surprisingly, not only did it come out well, it came out even better than my brother’s previous loaves. First some background. I am a terrible baker. I had never worked with bread dough until last night. Hell, I’d barely ever worked with any […]

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What advice or recommendations do you have about the Big Green Egg?

As a Father’s Day gift this year, my brother, mother, and myself purchased my father a Big Green Egg. For those not in the know, it’s a large ceramic smoker that has a truly astounding cult following. While it is primarily a smoker, it also is hugely versatile. You can grill on it. You can […]

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What foods are most closely associated with specific sporting events?

Wimbledon started this week and while it’s not an event I typically follow closely, even I know that the item that everyone eats at Wimbledon is a cup of strawberries with fresh cream drizzled over the top. That got me thinking. What are the foods that are most closely associated with specific sporting events. I […]

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