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Portuguese Pork and Garlic

l5kunLmCGPxZ7Y58vneaposP9hzJJPL4JOnIf7s7P_8.jpgI am the human equivalent of a mutt, with roots in Hawaii, Portugal, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and Spain.  Each branch of the family identified itself through its cooking, and with two Portuguese grandfathers, that country's cuisine showed up a lot.  Where I grew up in California, in the East Bay, has a huge Portuguese community. Recently, on a FB page celebrating my California hometown of San Lorenzo, there was a big discussion about one of our "local" specialities--vinho d'alhos


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Chicken Savoy

Chicken Savoy.jpgChicken Savoy is a popular dish at many Italian restaurants in my area.  How popular? There are people who call it “the unofficial state dish of New Jersey.”  Mamma mia! Take that Italian hot dog!  (Don’t know what an Italian hot dog is?  I’ll tell you later…) 


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