Culinary diplomacy At Its Best: Thanksgiving Video

It was a huge honor and real pleasure to team up with the U.S. embassy in Singapore to create a video about Thanksgiving tradition.  I am grateful to the hardworking and talented team behind the creation of such an immaculate piece of Culinary Diplomacy. Working on this video was a heartwarming experience where I enjoyed […]

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Semi-Homemade Apple Pie & Bourbon-Salted Caramel

  Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for a large crowd calls for plenty of resourcefulness and serious time-planning skills. As I mentioned in my previous post: Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy: Lessons Learned the Hard Way,  storebought quintessential ingredients rush to our rescue when we are totally overwhelmed by the number of dishes we have to make […]

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Pumpkin-Coconut Pudding & Kaya Jam Sauce : First Thanksgiving In Singapore

Recipe Created by Nermine Mitry-Mansour  There aren’t two identical tables on Thanksgiving dinner in the US.  Each household has its unique story that is displayed through a number of signature recipes. Every immigrant who lands in the US carries dreams, skills and a deep-rooted food heritage. While we strive to make our dreams come true in […]

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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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