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How To Make Sushi Rice and a Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!

by Valerie September 7, 2011
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This week, Karen and I got to make one of my favorite foods of all time: sushi. I've often posed the question to friends and family of what their last meal on earth would be if they could choose it and although I personally waver between tacos, pizza and chocolate chip cookies for my second […]

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Bibimbap

by Karen August 8, 2011
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Bibimbap is one of those dishes that makes that adage about eating with your eyes entirely true.  This classic Korean dish is a beautiful mélange of colorful fresh vegetables, a little bit of meat, and often topped with a bright runny fried egg and then mixed together with rice and deep red gochujang, a spicy […]

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Guest Post: Serbian Stuffed Peppers

by Karen April 4, 2011
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Please welcome Lana from Bibberche, an incredible food blogger whose writing beautifully intertwines personal stories with food.  This guest post is unique because Lana and I had the opportunity to take advantage of proximity and cook together– quite possibly the best way to share food. buy papers for college online I have never written a […]

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Sabzi Polo Mahi (Herbed Rice and Fish) for the Persian New Year

by Karen March 21, 2011
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Another season is upon us and with it a new year. Nowruz (Persian New Year) marks the first day in the Iranian calendar and the start of spring. Quite appropriately, the celebration of this holiday is filled with symbols of renewal and life. Sabzi polo mahi, a dish traditionally eaten on this day, is infused […]

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Jambalaya: Son Of Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun On The Bayou!

by Karen March 8, 2011
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It’s no secret that I am fascinated by food pathways and histories; where dishes originate, how they get transmuted, and how we experience them. Jambalaya, a classic Louisiana creole dish, seems to be another perfect illustration of food’s journey. The dish is a one-pot-wonder that is typically made with chicken, ham, sausage, seafood and rice. […]

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Koshary: An Inspired Egyptian Dish

by Karen February 15, 2011
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Last week's events in Egypt had the world watching, waiting, analyzing, and on Friday celebrating. Egypt's revolution deserves homage and our attention. And while it's natural to ask “what's next” or “how will this affect us,” I think we should be recognizing the historic nature of such an accomplishment. In a time when our advancing […]

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Yellow Rice: Eating Cape Town, South Africa

by Karen July 14, 2010
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This bright and vibrant rice is served all over South Africa.  Turmeric is the spice that gives this rice its amazing color.  There are a lot of yellow rice recipes that call for different additions such as raisins or peppers, so you can add what you like.  Here I've kept with a simpler version, which […]

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Zongzi: Eating China

by Karen June 19, 2010
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I’m typically not a fan of foods that take a whole day of attention and preparation. Foods like zongzi are an exception to that because although there’s a ton of prep work involved, it brings together people in the making of it— the whole process turns into an assembly line. 8 hands are better than […]

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Mujaddara: Eating Lebanon

by Karen June 12, 2010
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There are so many variations on this ancient dish, depending on where in the Middle East you are or which home or restaurant you eat it in. I prefer a break from tradition here and opt for a drier rice dish where the lentils retain their shape. Mujaddara is also not typically eaten with yogurt, […]

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