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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: Snickers Flapjack, Thai Donuts, Sushi On The Beach

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Jeff Houck

Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 02:02 PM

@michjenkins - Playing pizzaiolo. Brunch 'za  - egg, speck, tomato & green onion.

I’m not exactly sure what in the blue blazes was going on yesterday, but of the first three entrants for Weekend Eats yesterday on Twitter, two were from Shanghai and one was from Colombia.

Twitter friend @ChefStops sent two entries, one of a brown and roast pork in a bamboo leaf and the other of roast pork hooves used for rice bundles. Within minutes, @TomBetz sent along his photo of trout on a plantain served in the “Coffee Country” of Perilla, Columbia

I love it when we go international.

Punching your passport, however, does not guarantee a Weekend Eats victory.

Which explains why Michelle Jenkins (@michjenkins) won thjis week with her pizzaiolo brunch with egg, speck, tomato and green onion as toppings. (pictured above)

I mean, look at that thing. That gives you a reason to get out of bed. Early.

For her efforts, she of course joins the pantheon of great eats in the Weekend Eats Hall of Fame on Pinterest.

She also gets a pretty nifty book to read and enjoy:

 

Second Helpings

Southern Living “Off the Eaten Path Second Helpings” by Morgan Murphy.

My favorite entry: The Grouper Reuben recipe from Frenchy’s in Clearwater.

Other entries this week included:

@mikebonfanti - Tuscan pizza from Dave’s Pizza Garage in #Tallahassee.

@clairgpTBO Epcot = Wild Berry Slush, Dole Whip Pineapple, Lasagna Primavera, Red Ale )Orlando Brew), S Adams Cream Stout.

Here’s the Gallery of Noms for this week. I am not responsible for any clothing stained by your overactive salivation:

 


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