What Is Going To Happen To The Restaurants?

I love food, and I love to cook. I also enjoy going to restaurants to try new dishes and to take pictures of the plates. My food is good, but it’s not attractive, so restaurants are an excellent place to take pretty pictures of the preparations. Bars and restaurants in Miami have been closed since […]

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I Should Have Married A Butcher

“How could you eat that bloody thing?” My friend Paul asked me in disbelief. “ I do not know why you even bother to ask the kitchen to cook it, it is bathing in blood. You are just a little dinosaur.” I have asked myself that question a million times and the allure of raw […]

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Masala Eats Miami is 6 years old!

My website, Masala Eats Miami, is a serious hobby. Is serious because it involves 3 of the things I like to do most: eat, take pictures of the food eaten, and writing about the experience. This hobby requires thought and time – it’s a process. After 6 years, I have 1200 followers to whom  I […]

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Why Blog About Food?

It would seem that if you write about food, take pictures and post that in a blog, and not many people are paying attention to what you are doing, then it is all is just a monumental waste of time. I do often ponder about the usefulness of this hobby of mine. Not only me […]

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The Spice Hoarder

Once upon a time, there was a lady called Masala who collected spices, all types of spices from many different countries. She had bottles and boxes of exotic spices, so many that they were exploding from her cupboard and she had to start storing them in extra masala dabbas. Miss Masala thought about spices and […]

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Is Ketchup The Secret of Happiness?

Mommy adores ketchup; it is almost an addiction for her. She puts on on everything from scrambled eggs to macaroni; cooking would be unfathomable without the addition of this ruby-colored condiment. I always thought it was strange – this all encompassing obsession with gloopy tomatoes, that is, until recently when I started adding it to […]

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Lunch at Aromas Del Perú

We visited Aromas Del Perú again to have a quick lunch, but this time it was not only about the food – I needed a safe place to play. The staff at this restaurant knows me and are aware that I am always taking pictures of their food. This time though, I was dabbling in […]

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Celebrating The Simple And Important Things

It is hard to get my two chickens together now that the eldest one is working and going to college. When that opportunity arose, I seized on it and took them to lunch to celebrate with roasted chicken. This was the second time that I was visiting Glass and Vine, and there was a very […]

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The Journey From Slim To Fluffy

I was born with a hyperactive metabolism and always took it for granted that this state of affairs would last forever. I could eat extraordinary amounts of food without gaining an ounce in weight and doing zero exercise. Life was good. Life was full of food and no matter how much I ate; I was […]

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Taking It Personally

As a food lover, I have always tried to expose my children to different types of food in order to educate their palates. Sometimes I feel that I have failed completely. In the pre-mother days, I had dreams of cooking everything from scratch – breastfeeding and then after pureeing beets, spinach and asparagus to make […]

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Playing With Sardines

Canned sardines are something I have a love-hate relationship with. I remember my mother mixing and mashing up the sardines (bones and all) with mustard and ketchup and making delicious sandwiches with them or using this concoction as a tasty spread for crackers. I also remember that they were not very pretty to look at […]

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We Love Peruvian Food

Peruvian food is very unique, with a distinct character that defies description – it is varied, super-flavorful, intriguing and above all, comparable to no other cuisine anywhere. The combination of cultures (Spanish, West African, Inca, Chinese, Japanese) that went into creating this cuisine has produced a style of cooking that is remarkable. Pure- marvelous- food-chemistry. […]

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Remembering Hacienda Real Restaurant

This Mexican restaurant is no longer open, it closed back in 2012 but I dreamt with their Tacos Al Pastor last night and just had to repost. I would give a million dollars just to bite into one of those tacos just one more time. What a nice surprise it was when on a Thursday […]

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The Most Expensive Thing I Have Ever Eaten

I was looking forward to tasting this for a while and I finally got the opportunity to try it. This dish takes traditional Chirashi to a whole new level – a warm bowl is filled with seasoned sushi rice and topped with tastes of Juvia’s signature items and most luxurious ingredients.  While it changes depending on […]

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