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Increased Prices = Universal Veganism?: Vegetarian California Rolls

| August 20, 2012 | 3 Comments
Increased Prices = Universal Veganism?:  Vegetarian California Rolls

Recently, CNN reported on the highly unusual weather patterns that the United States has endured during the past year.  For instance, they noted that the U.S. has experienced its warmest 12 month period since 1895 and that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling 2011 a year of ‘extreme weather’. Whether or not […]

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Murgh Dum Pukht (Simmered Indian Chicken Curry)

| May 14, 2012 | 5 Comments
Murgh Dum Pukht (Simmered Indian Chicken Curry)

    There is an old Indian saying that “a good cook uses his spices similar to how a painter uses his colour palette”. A little more of this and a little less of that do make a huge difference. The importance to know the correct blend of spices in a particular curry requires research, […]

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The Etiquette of Wine

| March 8, 2012 | 3 Comments
The Etiquette of Wine

etiquette: n., the understood and stated rules of social manners by which people live in harmony and peace. Where I was brought up in The South, etiquette is a way of life and the standard of good living. This is not a matter of being stuffy and old-fashioned; well-understood and constantly practiced etiquette sets the […]

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Korean Kimchi: A Superb Health Food

| March 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
Korean Kimchi: A Superb Health Food

Korean food is amazing! Based in Hong Kong, I have eaten Korean food quite a number of times and every time I order a main course, a delicious side of kimchi is served as well. For those who are wondering what kimchi is, it is a spicy, fermented pickle made with vegetables or with a […]

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Omelet Stuffed: Photo of the Day

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment
Omelet Stuffed: Photo of the Day

Stuffed omelet and Fanta in Ho Chi Minh City. YUM!

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Tasmania in a Hurry

| February 2, 2012 | 4 Comments
Tasmania in a Hurry

Tasmania is a pretty small island, size-wise, and Australians give the place a bad rap. They peg it as a backward place and say the people down there have two heads. Of course that’s silly, and I think the mainlanders are just jealous of what a beautiful place the Tasmanians call home. I just spent […]

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Dim Sum-a-Go-Go: Photo of the Day

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dim Sum-a-Go-Go: Photo of the Day

One of the joys of being on the road: finding some of the best dim sum ever to eat in the car. From Capital Seafood in Irvine, CA.

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What’s Hangin’: Photo of the Day

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
What’s Hangin’: Photo of the Day

Baskets and sausage for sale at a Siem Reap market in Cambodia.

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Eating Fishballs in Hong Kong

| December 26, 2011 | 11 Comments
Eating Fishballs in Hong Kong

  Each passing day, I learn more and more about the food culture in Hong Kong. Since I am learning basic Cantonese now, I can communicate more comfortably with the local fish mongers in the seafood markets in Hong Kong. For instance, I recently learned from an old Chinese lady that garoupa or lung den […]

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Who Invented the Fortune Cookie? TidBit of the Day

| December 5, 2011 | 3 Comments
Who Invented the Fortune Cookie? TidBit of the Day

Well, it wasn’t the Chinese. In the U.S., it would be hard-pressed to find someone who has never had Chinese Food. Jennifer 8. Lee, author of the Fortune Cookie Chronicles, does some impressive and extensive research. For a great history and view of Chinese food around the world, check out her TedX video – it’s […]

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