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Tummy-warming nian gao duk (rice cakes) with pork

I learned this from my mother, who was taught it by her mother and her mother before her, and so. This is Chinese home cooking that delivers maximum comfort. It has become a favorite in my family and … [more]

The humble cracker

Food does have a magical influence on people and it seems — sometimes — of all ages. Just tonight, my 17-month old daughter, Lucy, tasted a butter cracker for the first time. Not since … [more]

Caipirinha Cocktail

The Caipirinha can safely be called the national cocktail of Brazil. After all it is made with the country’s distinctive rum variety cachaca. For the uninitiated, the Brazilian rum is made by … [more]

Kin Knives

Ooo… Ooo, ooo, ooo. There is something about knives that just does it for men in the kitchen. Don’t know what it is, but the sight of a great knife just makes us drool. Maybe it’s … [more]

Creamy Ice Cream

The faster the freezing process, the smoother the ice cream. Make and chill the ice cream mixture a day before you plan to freeze to produce a higher yield and creamier texture [more]