Author: <span class="vcard">Colleen Tapia</span>

Food has been a mainstay for me from a very young age. As a scientist, I like to think of cooking as a biological experiment, precise and exacting. And new discoveries fuel my soul, both as a scientist and a culinary explorer. As the founder of Uncle Sam's Immigrant Cafe, I hope to share my love of all things food and help make a difference in the world.
La Chiva
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Spread the loveWalking into La Chiva is like coming home. Winter is still in full force in downtown Denver, Colorado, and the drastic 20 (and sometimes, 30) degree difference between day and night makes the […]

Pine Island Getaway Cafe
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Spread the love Take a Voyage Down Pine Island The journey down Pine Island is a sunny scenic route, traversing bridges and palm tree-lined paths, one gets a highlight of Florida’s best attributes. The island […]

Yemen Kitchen
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Spread the loveMeet the Restaurateur Abdul Al Rammah, Owner of Yemen Kitchen The irresistible fragrance of sizzling onions and garlic perfumes the small kitchen where Abdul Al Rammah stands at his stove, deftly stirring several pans […]

Bini’s Kitchen 
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Spread the love Himalaya view, Mustang region, Nepal.  Photo: Patricia Sauer   The repetitive motion is almost dizzying. A table-full of hands pinch and fold, pinch and fold the endless circles of dough that hug […]

Grocery Café, Oakland
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Spread the love  Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)  Photo courtesy: Richard Shaw I find it interesting how certain memories from ones’ childhood endure over time.  Living in Calcutta (now Kolkata) as a child, my […]

Pampanguena Cuisine
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Spread the love Pampanguena’s homey Filipino food is a gift from Josie Yumul Lively conversation among a group of friends at Pampanguena Filipino restaurant is halted as soon as a huge flat basket, lined with […]

Yemen Kitchen
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Spread the loveMeet the Restaurateur Abdul Al Rammah, Owner of Yemen Kitchen The irresistible fragrance of sizzling onions and garlic perfumes the small kitchen where Abdul Al Rammah stands at his stove, deftly stirring several pans […]

Bini’s Kitchen
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Spread the love Himalaya view, Mustang region, Nepal.  Photo: Patricia Sauer   The repetitive motion is almost dizzying. A table-full of hands pinch and fold, pinch and fold the endless circles of dough that hug […]