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Banana Slice Recipe for your Yummy Moist Dessert

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Banana slice does not actually consist of slices of banana as the name seems to imply. If it did, then you would be reading about how to perfectly slice a banana into circles or heart-shaped pieces for a special treat. If that’s the sort of thing you were hoping for, there are a couple of YouTube videos on how to slice your bananas into any shape that you can check out, since we’re talking about a tasty pastry here.

Kampyo: Japanese Dried Gourd Strips

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

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Sushi is a pretty hot topic in America these days. While it’s easier than ever to find a high-quality sushi joint near your home, it’s not necessarily easy to pick up the traditional ingredients you need to make sushi yourself. Kampyo is one of these hard-to-find sushi fillings that’s often talked about in traditional recipes for futomaki sushi.

My Life with Goulash – A Personal Memoir (recipe inside)

Written by Anne Berry on . Posted in food

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In my early twenties, I was living in London, England and working in Hachette French Bookshop, a small establishment on a narrow lane off Regent Street.  It was a working holiday, following a student sojourn in France and a fanciful year in Cairo as a babysitter for a Canadian embassy family.  One day, I was returning home to north London when I passed a table of books on the sidewalk outside a small shop.

Tunacious Tuna Salad – 3 Fresh Tuna Salad Recipes

Written by Sean Jewett on . Posted in food

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Tuna salad is a relatively new invention. With the wide availability of canned tuna, cooks found a new medium to play with. Early twentieth century recipes for chicken and turkey salads offer tuna as a replacement for these poultry based salads. This makes sense as tuna was quickly becoming a grocery store staple and was becoming cheaper and cheaper. 

Korea’s Pride and Joy – Kimchi

Written by Christine (Hoi) Law on . Posted in food

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The world of Kimchi

 There is a common Korean saying that “if you have kimchi and rice, you have a meal.” Just like bread and butter in the western culture, kimchi and rice play a vital role in the Korean diet and has done so for many centuries as far back as 2,500 to 3,000 years ago. For those who are not familiar with it, the word “Kimchi” is used to describe the side dishes that come with every Korean meal.

They contain foods (often vegetables) preserved in salt or soy sauce that were stored (buried underground in a jar) for a period of time, and have gone through the fermentation process. Over time, kimchi has slowly evolved into its current form with the inclusion of additional ingredients like garlic, chili pepper, and salted seafood. It is not known when exactly the word “Kimchi” was invented; the related terms were used initially around the 16th century.

Gumbo vs Jambalaya: The Two Bayou Stews

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

gumbo vs jambalaya, bayou stew, what is gumbo New Orleans is famous for its culture, food, and architecture. One of the most important southern port cities, New Orleans has historically been a melting pot of French, African, Carribean, and Spanish culture. This unique blend gave birth to a number of Creole dishes, including both Gumbo and Jambalaya. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know when comparing gumbo versus jambalaya.

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