Eat Dessert First

A Blog On Food Eating & Sometimes Overeating

Naa Ako-Adjei

Naa Ako-Adjei
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
December 09
I am a professional cook classically trained in French cuisine. My specialty is baking bread but my real expertise is eating the bread.

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APRIL 6, 2011 10:39AM

Dinner For Unwanted Guests

Everyone knows at least one person who likes to invite themselves over for dinner without giving you any notice. If you’re like me you’ll probably just lie and say that you just had minor surgery and aren‘t up to seeing visitors. But if you’re a better person…

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It’s nearly the weekend and you plan on spending Friday and Saturday night looking through the vacation pictures of you and your girlfriend/boyfriend while crying into a bowl of ice cream all the while wondering what went wrong in your relationship. You think the reason you… Read full post »

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MARCH 16, 2011 11:48AM

St. Patrick Would Want You To Eat This Irish Soda Bread

Once a year, the world becomes awash in a sea of green beer, shamrocks, and happy drunks who try to get you to make out with them by pointing to their Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirts. This magically delicious day is of course St. Patrick’s Day, the… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2011 2:53PM

My Meatless Monday

Beans with peppers

I’m deeply ashamed to admit that a very long time ago I participated in some romantic foolery by becoming a vegetarian so I could impress a man. As you might have guessed, this transparent and rather desperate attempt to win this man over with summer vegetable lentils and avocado… Read full post »

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MARCH 1, 2011 5:03PM

How To Make Doughnuts Without Really Trying


Last year it was whoopie pies, the year before that it was cupcakes, but this year it seems that doughnuts are the dessert du jour. The New York Times recently wrote an article about the proliferation of doughnut shops in the city so I’m sure the… Read full post »

Ice CreamLast summer I fell deeply in love, but the object of my affection wasn’t another human being, it was an ice cream machine. After years of denying myself the pleasure of home-made ice cream, I decided that the only way I was going to survive another hot and humid summer… Read full post »

Cookie doughEvery new year, I make resolutions to not overindulge in cookies or alcohol, exercise regularly, eat more vegetables, and to not eat granola cereal for dinner. My resolutions usually last for about a week before I realize how much I miss gorging on homemade double chocolate chip cookies, get… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 7:17PM

How The Hell Do I Cook This?

PlantainsIn an occasional series I’ve dubbed, “How The Hell Do I Cook This?” I’m going to write about food people have wanted to buy in the grocery store but we not sure how to prepare.  Plantains are going to be the kick-off to this series.

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Are Foodies Elitists?

snobI hope that B.R. Myers is hiding out in a McDonald’s because he has pissed-off a lot of morel foraging, organic quinoa eating, butcher loving food enthusiasts who don‘t appreciate his recent screed, The Moral Crusade Against Foodies. Thanks to his mean-spi/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 16, 2011 9:16PM

How To Bake Bread And Make Your Friends Feel Inadequate

DoughAre you tired of being upstaged by friends who can make authentic congee or grow their own parsnips in the community garden? Well’s here’s your chance to upstage them by making bread from scratch. Take it to your next dinner party and enjoy the jealously that ensues!

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FEBRUARY 15, 2011 3:28AM

More Goat Please

When the cookbook book, My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals was published a few years ago, it naturally got some friends and I talking about what we would like to have for our last meal. Someone mentioned a pasta dish with truffles she had… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 7:30PM

The Year of Magical Eating

Since I am taking a principled stand against writing about Valentine's Day, I decided to write about food trends for 2011. Even though it's the middle of February, it's never too late to write a nonsensical article about what people will be stuffing their faces with this year. Enjoy!

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FEBRUARY 14, 2011 7:00PM

Good Lord, Not Another Food Blog

When I told my friend that I wanted to start a food blog, she was honest (i.e. b*tchy) enough to wonder out loud if the world really needs another food blog. The answer is an unequivocal no since every person with internet access and a subscription to Food &Read full post »