Late on a Monday afternoon, I dropped by Thai Cafe and spoke with owner and chef Ya Poophakumpanart. With translation help from Mai Vang, we had a conversation about the pleasures and difficulties of owning a business along University Ave in Saint Paul.  ...

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June 15, 2013

Cajun 2 Geaux

I decided to go to the last Minnesota United FC game played in the Metrodome the other week because why not? And as luck would have it, I was treated to some delicious Jambalaya from the Cajun 2 Geaux food truck before the game. I don't really seek out Cajun cuisine, so when I came upon this little food tuck hawking it spicy fusion flavor I was pretty excited. While the Jambalaya was very tasty and packed a considerable punch,  I think their menu really shines with their po'boy sandwiches, which I will definitely order next time. In an interview with the Pioneer Press owner Tim Glover stated ...

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This month’s Global Food of the Month is: Feijoada (pronounced fay-JWA-da). Feijoada is one of my favorite foods to make and eat. In part one of this two part series, I wrote about the basics of feijoada and where to find it in the Twin Cities.  This week, I am posting part two, my first recipe and a little story about what and who inspired my love of feijoada. Feijoada LOVE In the summer of 2011, I spent 2 months in the remote Portuguese mountains doing research for my masters thesis in Anthropology.  Of course, what started out as a random adventure, turned into a journey into the ...

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