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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

Fan Tuan – Luscious Taiwanese Rice Balls

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Fantuan is just one more Chinese delicacy we are bringing you today. Sushi fans will fall in love immediately, as it shares many similarities in its use of rice. Fan Tuan is basically a sticky rice roll which is served popularly in Taiwan and mainland China and is enjoyed by the locals as Taiwanese rice balls.

Vietnamese Chicken Porridge Recipe – Chao Ga

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My journey with Vietnamese Chao Ga has been one of untold happiness even when things seemed to be dim. My first encounter with this spectacular dish was at a time that I was ailing, and nothing seemed to be helping. The medicines had me miserable, and none of the foods I made were adding any joy to my life as they all seemed tasteless. 

Europe’s Seafood Contribution: Branzino

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Called the “wolf of the sea” in many European locations, the branzino fish is one of the seafood staples of the continent. So, what is branzino? While branzino is just the Italian variation of the fish’s name, I find myself calling it by this Italian nomenclature because “Mediterranean sea bass” lacks a bit of the allure, and this special fish fits such a grand-sounding name.

French Cuisine 101: Dauphinoise Potatoes without the Cream

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Have you ever wanted to make potato dauphinoise without cream? There are a plethora of reasons why someone might want to omit the cream from this delicious gratin-style recipe, but how do you go about doing it? I am a big fan of this French recipe, but as I know a few good friends that are lactose-intolerant, I like to make up this tasty side without some of the dairy.

Monkeying Around with Fermented Banana

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Recently, I’ve decided to up my probiotic intake, and fermented bananas have become a major part of my diet. I’ve done this because this is a great way to lose weight, make digestion smoother, and to experience a general boost in my health. These bananas have made me feel healthier, and when coupled with Greek yogurt, other fermented foods, and daily supplements, they fit nicely.

10 Strange Names of Vegetables that Taste Great

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Have you ever come across some veggies names in a recipe that you have never heard of? Well, I have, and I like vegetables, so when I find something new, it piques my curiosity. Recently, I have made an effort to try some of the more unique vegetables that are available at my local market. I even visited my local Asian food market to see if there were some vegetables names in the produce section that were new to me. I found quite a few, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them.