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What is Eat Like No One Else

Greetings! I’m Eric. And this is my passion in blog form known as Eat Like No One Else. I love food in all it’s form and varieties. I love learning more about food and sharing that knowledge with my virtual audience – that’s you 🙂

So what is this concept that I call “Eat Like No One Else“? It’s my own personal food revolution. I don’t want to just eat what most people are eating. We can do better than the average or the norm.


  • By knowing how to choose the best foods 🍑 in our stores and markets.
  • By cooking 🍲 more food –  at home – from scratch – in our kitchens.
  • By being educated 🎒 about where are food comes from and what it really is.

The end goal is that you will be eating food that is better for you, better tasting, and overall more fun 😋

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How to Eat Like No One Else

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21 Replies to “About Us”

  1. I found your blog after doing a search for purple snap peas. I am actually attempting to currently grow some in my yard (I live in Texas). If you do not already know, Seed Savers Exchange sells seeds for them. I also grew some Dragon carrots, and they had a VERY strong, almost spicy flavor!

  2. janet peters says:

    Hi eric, Going to make your yeast rolls for thanksgiving, they look so yummy!
    Which is Costco’s best seasonal turkey gravy? Many thanks, Jan

  3. Eric Samuelson says:

    Thanks Janet. They are indeed yummy.

    As for the gravy, I only ever make my own gravy from scratch. Here is the gravy that I usually make – https://www.eatlikenoone.com/overnight-giblet-gravy.htm

  4. Hello, Your note about the origin of satsuma mandarin being Japan is not correct. It’s of Chinese origin, wiki has it right. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_unshiu

  5. Hi Eric, just came across your blog today and LOVE how many of my eating/food shopping bases you’re tagging!

    Quick question: last January – and too late in the season to do me any good – I heard that Costco carries an amazing (possibly Kirkwood brand?) eggnog during the winter holiday months. I have a couple swell recipes for homemade ‘nog, but am always on the lookout for a good pre-made commercial one that’s not loaded with artificial flavors and other miscellaneous goop which I can either doctor up myself or simply put a slug of into my morning coffee (Step aside, half-and-half!)

    I just searched ‘eggnog’ here on your site and came up blank, so I’m wondering if you or your readers do have any leads, @ Costco or otherwise, on which ‘grocery-store’ eggnog brands you favor, if any?

  6. A BIG HELLO!! loved all the great info cant wait to try some of your ideas.

  7. Eric Samuelson says:

    Thank you so much!! Glad you found me. Let me know what ideas you try.

  8. Kathryn McMorrow says:

    This orange had piqued my interest! Tastes flavorful 🙂 yet majority of supermarket produce increasingly doesn’t. 🙁

  9. Pat Lynch, if you read the link you gave us carefully, you will find this, “One of the English names for the fruit, satsuma, is derived from the former Satsuma Province in Japan, from which these fruits were first exported to the West.”
    British sailors ate as much citrus as they could to avoid scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency disease that plagued sailors on long journeys in the days of sail. That’s why we are called “Limeys.” They came to Nagasaki, in Kyushu, Japan, the only international port at the time and loaded up with the local citrus which they called SATSUMA after the place where they bought it. Nagasaki was in Satsuma-han. Nagasaki has a long history of trade with China and this is most probably where the fruit came from in the first place. But Satsuma is not a Chinese name. It’s Japanese. So the origin of Satsuma is quite correct.
    John Davis (resident in Japan since 1976)

  10. It has been awhile since our last contact and we are glad to see that your blog is still going strong.
    I would like to know if you would be interested in working with us again.
    Your thoughts please.
    Mary Ross
    Mohawk Valley Trading Company
    901 Broad St
    Utica, NY 13501

  11. Eric Samuelson says:

    Hi Mary! Great to hear from you. I am going to send you an email now.

  12. Hi Eric — I just came across a post of yours from EIGHT YEARS AGO, but comments were closed, so I’ll have to do it here instead. It’s this, which I found while googling to see if it’s possible to buy concentrated Dr. Browns syrup:


    I’m Jewish and grew up in kosher delis in New York, drinking Dr. Brown’s sodas. Cream was initially my favorite, but I eventually decided I loved black cherry best. Cel-Ray disgusted me, but I decided to give it another try as an adult and now I love it. I never even attempted the root beer — what was the point when there were so many others — but my Jewish, Michigan-raised wife introduced it to me and I was pleasantly surprised to find they make an excellent root beer as well.

    But enough about that; I really just wanted to answer a question you asked eight years ago and to which you received no reply. You said you found the soda in the Kosher for Passover section of a grocery store. Then later, you mentioned that the ingredient list said “sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup,” and you couldn’t figure out whether you were tasting sugar, HFCS or some combination of the two, all of which are possibilities allowed by the label.

    It was sugar. “Sugar and/or HFCS” is a very Jewish thing to put on a label, and it’s all because of Passover laws. On Passover observant Jews are prohibited from consuming foods made from grain (unless that grain is handled and processed under very specific and stringent standards, which would generally preclude any beverage production). Traditionally Ashkenazi Jews — Jews of European descent — have considered corn a “grain” under these laws (other Jewish subgroups have not). Therefore several soda manufacturers that normally use HFCS produce a smaller stock of product with sugar around Passover. Dr. Brown’s likely just doesn’t want to bother swapping out the labels, so it covers all bases, but if it’s being sold in a Kosher for Passover section, it should properly contain sugar and only sugar.

    Even non-Jewish soda aficionados, particularly those who live in areas with large Jewish populations, look forward to this special stock of soda once a year. I’ve known people who hoard it. I may have been one of those people. Coca-Cola is the most well-known brand; you can recognize their Passover bottles by their yellow caps as opposed to the usual red.

  13. Eric Samuelson says:

    Hi Steve,

    I am having some issue with it closing comments on certain posts, I am trying to fix that, so I thank you for not just leaving and finding a place to leave a comment.

    Thank you so much for answering the question. That was very helpful. I did not know that.

  14. The SUMO CITRUS are absolutely the BEST !! Festival Foods on West Mason Street in Green Bay carry them.

  15. I’m interested in trying to grow a lemon plum tree. Do you know where I might be able to order a sapling or seeds? I live in Columbia, SC

  16. Loved your post about Cuties and Halos. Why are Halos consistently better?

  17. Eric Samuelson says:

    Good question. There is nothing I particularly know about growing differences between the two. It’s something I could look into more. At one time they were the same company and they split off.

  18. Eric, thanks for all the info on Cuties and Halos. I was wondering if there was a difference because as a child I always got Mandarines in my stocking at Christmas, circa 1950’s. But seeing the Halos and Cuties and the tv advertising I thought they weren’t Mandarins and never heard of Marcotts. Anyway, after trying each we just love them both.
    ps: do you have a brother in Naples, FL?

  19. Eric Samuelson says:

    You’re welcome. I am glad that I am able to help.

    And nope no brother in Naples! My only brother is right here in Michigan.

  20. I have been introduced to the lemonade lemon and here I am in Virginia and it’s going on May which I am learning its a seasonal fruit and am desperately trying to find some and running out of time. I live in the country but the person who shared it with me said she found them at the fresh market about 30 miles away. Wish me luck as I am heading there today.

  21. Eric Samuelson says:

    Congrats on getting a hold of any of them. I haven’t seen them in 2 years. Good luck that you can get more.

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