Shoshanah Bread: The Road Less Traveled

  We are free to digress from the hordes. We possess the right to ditch stereotypes. And it is completely legal to choose the road less traveled…  In Na’ama’ s cozy kitchen in Washington DC, we brought together two generations of Egyptian-Americans and Israeli-Americans to a family signature recipe, “Shoshana’s Bread.” I was in Washington […]

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Mango Sago: Singapore, My New Home 3/3

Recipe and food styling credit to Chef Derick Koh  Mango Sago is the perfect, delicate grand finale to a profusion of tantalising flavors, artfully packed in a Singaporean meal.

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Steamed Fish: Singapore, My new Home 2/3

Recipe and food styling by chef Deric Koh  Simplest recipes are in many cases the best!  This personal belief pretty much applies to this Chinese style steamed fish.  Steaming a whole fish is a simple, homey technique that delivers subtle, yet accentuated flavors.

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Hokkien Mee: Singapore, My New Home 1/3

“When you move to a new country, start exploring its cuisine first.  It usually tells everything you want to know”, a seasoned diplomat once advised me. As I recently moved to Singapore, I trace its history and read its deep-rooted values in its vibrant culinary scene.  Food in the Lion City tells the story of […]

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EVN Podcast: The Power of Culinary Diplomacy

“Empowerment is a two way-street journey.  I rushed to support refugees, yet they ended up invigorating my existence, shifting my mind set, and revealing of world of growth opportunities.”

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Egyptian Mint-Lime-Lemon smoothie: Beat the heat

Egyptian mint-lime-Lemon smoothie is a treat on a boiling hot day!  If you ever swing by Egypt, make sure to try it at some point.  It is ubiquitously served, starting from five star hotels to popular cafes “makahi“. In addition to being a refreshing drink,  it is an excellent detox and metabolism-catalyst, given the healing […]

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Watermelon-Feta Salad: The American Collage

Happy Fourth to all those who celebrate it. This year the Fourth of July fell on the first week of our vacation in California, the Golden Sate.  We happily celebrated it over a family dinner after a long pool day with the kids. Ostensibly I didn’t have access to my gadget-replete kitchen or my recipe […]

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