I first tried this parmesan soup at Chez Nous restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, and was immediately in awe. This is my version, which has since become a go-to soup for dinners at home, and a trusty addition to my entertaining repertoire. The original is served with lardons and garlic croutons. But as I can’t
Not all of us are lucky enough to be able to spring out of bed in the morning, throw open the shutters, and sing with the birds. Some of us need a helping hand, but coffee is not necessarily the answer. At least not as your first drink of the day! Consider lemon-and-honey water. Besides
What’s a shrub? Think of it as a vinegar-based fruit syrup that can be used in myriad ways: as a cocktail mixer, as a refreshing cooler with sparkling water, or as a juice concentrate to ramp up the flavor of many dishes. This drink is hundreds of years old and has recently become popular again.
Chocolate has been used to lift one’s spirits from time immemorial. It is also associated with love and romance. The best comes from Venezuela, where the noble Criollo bean grows. It is to chocolate what Arabica is to coffee. The bean used to make 90 percent of chocolate today, however, is the common Forastero bean.
Already by the Spring and Autumn of Chinese history—between 8 and 4 B.C.—the eating habits of the Chinese people were deeply influenced by terminology and etiquette from Confucianism. K’ung Fu Tzu In a classic book from the Confucian school, “Book of Rites,” it states that: “During meals, wine and soup should be placed to the
Submitted by Charlene Hornick, Eugene, Oregon This cherry cake recipe was written on a 3-by-5-inch card in my mother’s recipe box, stained from cherry juice and frequent use. This is a family favorite, passed from my grandmother to my mother. No one knows the origin. (Courtesy of Charlene Hornick) (Courtesy of Charlene Hornick) It was
For Ashkenazi Jews, Rosh Hashanah tables tend to feature one of two desserts: honey cake or apple cake. The former (lekach) is sweetened with honey and flavored with strong coffee and spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. The latter (apfelkuchen) comes chockablock with tender apples that give the cake an extra moist crumb. But really,
Submitted by Stephen A. Sands (aka Grampa Steve), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada “Are you going to make your blueberry pancakes, Grandpa?” That’s a familiar question when our family gathers together on Sundays or for special occasions. You might get the impression that the question is only asked at special events, when in fact, it has been requested whenever
Just as spring slips and summer arrives in Japan, before the mosquitoes swarm and the thick humidity hits in earnest, ume leads the charge into the new season. Ume, Japanese plums, are just as much a part of Japanese art and life as sakura, cherry blossoms. The trees bloom earlier, at the end of winter
Think of yogurt cake as the little black dress of French baking: an easy, everyday staple that always delights and pairs well with just about everything. With a golden exterior and moist, fluffy crumb, it’s the perfect cross between a pound cake and light sponge cake, an ultimate family favorite for any occasion. Why is
Surely everyone is familiar with the classic pineapple upside-down cake, topped with rings of canned pineapple and dotted with neon-red maraschino cherries, all nestled in a brown sugar glaze. What many people don’t know is that nearly any fruit can be subbed in for the pineapple-cherry combo with fresh, delicious results. Read on for our
As I grab a handful of goji berries and toss them into the blender filled with fruits and leafy greens, my mom chuckles from across the kitchen. Why the chuckle, dear Mother? To her, it’s slightly amusing that superfoods like goji berries have only started to become widely known in the West, while these berries have
One of the best ways to pass the lengthy COVID-19 lockdown is to enrich your skills. And if you love cooking, what better way to do so than to watch cooking channels on Youtube? Subscribing to an online cooking channel on Youtube is the perfect way to enhance your culinary skills and take them to
We may be known as a nation of foodies, but our desserts are also not to be belittled. From traditional to modern, here are some of the nine best dessert spots in Singapore! 1. L’eclair Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram L’eclair is Singapore’s first eclair specialty store, and they have some of the
Thai food has steadily grown in popularity in Singapore, and standards have certainly kept up as well, owing to Singaporeans’ taste for spicy and tangy foods. Here is a round up of some of the best Thai cuisine places there are, at decently affordable prices! 1. Jai Thai In the heart of the industrial area
For many entrepreneurs, conceiving and building a unique business idea from the ground up is not easy. But the restaurant Pope Jai Thai is one of those rare, up-worthy businesses that have stood the test of time. Some might know Pope Jai Thai, as one that serves good food and employs those with special needs.
Prawn noodles are undoubtedly one of the unsung heroes of Singaporean cuisine. While not as famous as chicken rice, nasi lemak or even mee pok, every Singaporean has his/her favourite prawn noodles, and it’s definitely a comfort food for many of us growing up. Despite Singapore’s hot sweltering climate, no one can say no to
Credit: crestaurant @ Instagram As Perth celebrates a diverse population, the city offers a wide selection of mouth-watering cuisines, including Modern Australian, Chinese, Italian and Indian. Here are the top 10 restaurants in Perth that guarantee will satisfy your taste buds while roaming in this peaceful city of southwest coast of Australia. Friends Restaurant (Australian
How much would you pay for a burger? One of the best burger restaurants in Amsterdam, Lombardo has come to Singapore recently and will be having their opening on the 11th of October 2019. Located on Duxton Road, Lombardo was brought into Singapore by a Singaporean and has become the first international franchise of the
Eye-popping colours, natural pandan fragrance, grated coconut sweetness.. These are the trademarks of Nyonya kueh. Some may wonder, what counts as kueh? Interesting fact is, there is no strict definition of “kueh”, but rather a general term used to describe snacks, which often can refer to cakes, pastries, cookies and other confectioneries. It seems there