Thanksgiving Made Easy: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Hosting Thanksgiving shouldn’t be anything rather than a blessing.  However, that end needs some good planning. Six years ago, on a chilly October evening, I was at the public library with my kids for a storytime.  I ran into our affable librarian with whom I had a friendly conversation about the Thanksgiving holiday. The straightforward, […]

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Professor Brown Bistro: It takes an “Enabling Village” To Make a Difference

NON-SPONSORED POST “Serving great food with a great cause” – so goes the tagline of the Professor Brawn Bistro at the Enabling Village. My new friend in Singapore, Sharon Liew — the founder of Dance Spectrum International—coordinated my first visit to the Enabling Village, space where individuals with special needs learn, evolve, and contribute to […]

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In Singapore : Live Like a Local

NON-SPONSORED POST Cities are best explored on foot.  Thanks to this priceless wisdom, I have led a memorable expat life across four different continents and eight different cities. However, embracing this wisdom was easier in some places than others.  While street safety is not a concern in tranquil Singapore, the hot sticky weather is a […]

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In Singapore : Meet The Keeper of Eurasian Cuisine

NON-SPONSORED POST Singapore is an exciting culinary journey that holds a novelty every day.  With its fascinating immigrants’ stories dovetailed with deeply-rooted food traditions, Singapore never ceases to amaze an avid food blogger. In a recent get together with three prominent Singaporeans artists/photographers, I asked, knowing their refined palate,  “what is the place to go for […]

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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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