The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.
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Weekend Eats: Nutella Latte, Foie Gras Wagyu Burger, Rootini
Posted Apr 22, 2013 by Jeff Houck
Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I’m a big fan of dim sum, although I know almost nothing about its origins, base ingredients, heritage or cooking style. All I know is that, 1.) I love it whenever I eat it; 2.) The name intrigues me.
Someone who does know his dim sum from his ... not dim sum, I guess, is Ricky Ly, author of the blog Tasty Chomps.
His dim sum meal, and the resulting quad panel photo taken at Toa Toa in Sunrise, Fla, won this week’s Weekend Eats competition.
In addition to Tasty Chomps, Ricky also is the newly published word guy who wrote “Food Lovers’ Guide To Orlando.”
In addition to having a great palate and an enormous mental database of Orlando food, Ricky’s a super-nice guy. Also, he makes a tasty photo of dim sum, so there’s that.
For his efforts, Ricky picks up a little word bling of his own:
It’s “Absolutely Avocadoes” by Gabby Dalkin.
He also takes his rightful place in the Weekend Eats Hall of Fame in Pinterest.
As always, the competition was stiff. Here is this week’s Gallery of Noms. Click on each photo to see the name of the dish.