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New podcast – Su Wong Ruiz, Momofuku Ko and Momofuku Seiobo

October 14th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Su Wong Ruiz, Momofuku Ko and Momofuku Seiobo

“It was probably the singular worst experience of my life, because Noodle Bar will kick your ass.” Sure, Su Wong Ruiz‘s first go at working for David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant empire wasn’t the greatest success. (“My ass was completely flattened by that experience,” she says.) But over time, she became part of the acclaimed, three-hat-earning […]

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

March 18th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 3 Comments »

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

They’re two of the dining capitals of the world and they’re explored (and beautifully photographed) by Alexandra Carroll in her books, New York: An Inspired Wander Through Manhattan and the Brooklyn Boroughs and Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights. So it’s no surprise that we talk about memorable bagels and croissants in […]

New York through Lego, by the amazing Christoph Niemann

February 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

New York through Lego, by the amazing Christoph Niemann

If you haven’t already seen it, you have to check out artist Christoph Niemann’s incredible recollection of New York through Lego. It was published in the current edition of The New York Times. A lot of the Lego references are – of course – quite New York-centric, but I’ve isolated a few of the food […]

Kick Out The Jams

June 2nd, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Kick Out The Jams

It was knives out on Saturday morning when I had friends over for Kick Out The Jams 2008. The name sounds like an outdoor festival dedicated to anthemic guitar-shredding, but really it was an excuse to grill some bread and slather on the fruity spreads and weird condiments that I bought overseas. (How punk, I […]

Well-travelled food

November 19th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Well-travelled food

Travel always triggers a tripwire of startling experiences. When you’re not lucky enough to be away, it’s still great to be treated to the animated anecdotes of a passport-wielding friend. Recently, my friend Tabitha came back from a North American trek with presents and many a good food memory in tow. I was presented with […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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