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Street to Star Episode 4: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa

| July 27, 2014

I’m back! This time I’ll take you guys to see one of the most romantic dinner spots, and I also meet the three-time world champion pizza chef Danilo.

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A Taste of Bangkok — Huay Kwang Market Tour [VIDEO]

Join me on my very first video tour for Glittersnipe to one of Bangkok’s main food markets. Make sure to have your pen and paper handy to jot down some of the dishes you may want to try at your favorite Thai restaurant. (Some of my favorites are lab-pla-duk, lab-gai, kana-moo-krab, and the fish balls: […]

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The Five Best Father’s Day Gifts You’ll Keep for Yourself

| June 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

No doubt you’ve seen plenty of television and Web ads this week painting picturesque scenes of father-child bonding moments as they attempt to lure you into yet another holiday manufactured by the greeting-card industry. But what do you get your old man if, like most of us, your family history is less than idyllic? And […]

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Mike Tyson on Eating Pet Birds, Re-gifting Wedding Presents, and Why Cannoli Suck

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike Tyson has some very definite ideas about what he will and will not sup or sip.  In a breakfast interview with Versus Network’s Tea With Tyson, the boxer exclaimed that “chamomile’s cool,” but he did not care for the other selection on hand saying flatly that “Earl Grey sucks.” And when the host, Reese […]

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How to Get the Worst Table in the Best Restaurants

| January 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

  As ubiquitous as they are, we still devour them at every turn: articles about how to get upgrades on everything from airlines to hotel rooms, and even how to score a table in the best restaurants. But how many times do they actually work? We can’t tell you how to get swept up to […]

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Words You Should Never Say In Restaurants

| September 1, 2012 | 9 Comments

  People with the most tenuous vocabularies run with funified terms like a sugar-fueled spaz with a pair of scissors at a baby shower. Encouraged by the hilarity of this bastardization of communication, armies of Audio Abbreviators (see number three), and cackling Mispronunciators (see following paragraph) gleefully run roughshod over everything we were taught in […]

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Oh, for Cheese’s Sakes! Leave Our Curds Alone!

| August 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

No Salt? No Fat? No, Thank You! After spending a week at the annual American Cheese Society conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina this year, I was greeted on Monday with a flurry of postings and commentary in response to Henry Fountain’s article in the Science section of The New York Times. The article describes […]

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Five Clues That Your Thai Restaurant is Fake

Being a restaurant critic in Thailand for years, I can safely say that I’ve pretty much seen (and tasted) it all, from crunchy crickets to ants’ eggs salads, to live “dancing” shrimp, but nothing’s shocked me more than what passes for Thai restaurants abroad — mostly because so many are so phony. Here are a […]

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Trattoria Taboos: Five Things You Should Never Do in Italian Restaurants

| June 20, 2012 | 12 Comments

  Most Americans’ idea of authentic Italian dining experiences stem from two sources: that restaurant from Lady and the Tramp and Mafiosi yelling in Brooklynese with gobfuls of gabagool in The Godfather trilogy. Italian-Americans revel in their heritage, yet some would feel quite out of place in the motherland if they abided by the dining dictates […]

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Five Surefire Ways to Beat the Heat (or Get Drunk Trying)

| June 18, 2012 | 3 Comments

Shortly before the cabin door closed on my VietNam Airlines flight to Saigon, the flight attendants, dressed in traditional ao dais, glided elegantly up the aisles fumigating the aircraft with insecticide. I covered my mouth and looked around bug-eyed at the rest of the passengers causally flipping through magazines and laughing with their children as […]

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