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Ingredient Mon Jun 30 2008

Mangda Na? Oh, hell naw!

Local blogger Mary Bowers found some interesting water beetles for sale at The Golden Pacific Market (5353 N. Broadway). She has a picture, and a description of what they're supposed to taste like, but no proof. Anyone out there had these?

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Anthony Epps / November 28, 2008 5:42 PM

They taste kind of fruity like apples & lemon or somthing like that but the head is a bit salty. It seems like it would be good as a spice which I understand it is.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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