10 Famous foods to try in Asian countries

Japan House’s The 10 Ways of Rice: An Exploration of Asian Culture dinner event : Food & Drink : Smile Politely

On rare occasions, Japan House invites together chefs from different cultures who work together to create a truly memorable experience. This time, I had the privilege of sharing The 10 Ways of Rice: An Exploration of Asian Culture. Photo by Matthew Macomber. Hosted by Archana Shekara, Professor of Graphic Design at Illinois State University (India) …

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Things to Do in DC Oct. 17-23: Festivals, Food, and Fashion

The two-day festival at the National Harbor boasts more than 20 taco trucks and taquerias. Photograph courtesy of Taco Beer Tequila Festival. Happy Monday, everyone! There’s a lot of entertaining things to do this week. You can catch the opening night of a women-produced play or celebrate culture and tradition at a festival of lights. …

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Is Pasta Vegan? What You Need to Know About Your Favorite Noodle Dishes

Noodles are about as universal a culinary love language as can be found: from thick udon noodles in Japan to baby fine capellini in Italy, beloved dishes featuring pasta in sheet, ribbon, tube, shell, and dozens more forms can be found spanning the globe . The pie is vegan, though? The answer is for the …

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Inside Isla & Co, the Australian restaurant in Oak Cliff replacing the original Lucia

Isla & Co, a bright, all-day cafe serving coffee, cocktails and food, has opened in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District in place of the long-time, beloved Italian restaurant Lucia. Lucia was famously small, yet Isla & Co’s owner has managed to make the space feel a little bit bigger, with white walls and leafy greenery hanging …

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Where celeb chefs want to eat in Houston during Southern Smoke

The return of Southern Smoke this year is arguably Houston’s most high-profile food event, featuring more than 60 chefs, many flying in from across the country. One chef cooks a lamb cheek stir fry in the kitchen but also moonlights as a guitarist in a rock band. Another sources heirloom corn from Texas farmers to …

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10 Of The Best Things To Do In Greenwich: A Local’s Guide

From the historic riverside pubs overlooking the glistening skyscrapers of Canary Wharf to the so-called ‘The Sistine Chapel of England‘, SE10 is full to the brim of things to see and do. Famous for its rich maritime history, it’s home to UNESCO-listed sites including the Cutty Sark – a restored 19th-century ship which was the …

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The art of talking to anyone you meet when traveling

Despite all the information available on our screens, you can’t replace human interactions when you’re traveling. Sometimes you’re asking simple questions to find out the essential stuff: which train to get on, where to find a good cup of coffee, and whether you’re allowed to feed the wild monkeys or if they might bite your …

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A Former Fashion Mag Director Launched a Line of Filipino Treats

Food can be an incredibly emotional vehicle for nostalgia and tradition. It can also be a way to explore and understand our own personal histories. The latter is the case for Geraldson Chua, who spent over 10 years working in magazines and start-ups before launching his own line of Filipino spreads and treats. Chua, who …

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The best chefs cooking at Houston’s Southern Smoke in 2022

The return of Southern Smoke this year is arguably Houston’s most high-profile food event, featuring more than 60 chefs, many flying in from across the country. One chef cooks a lamb cheek stir fry in the kitchen but also moonlights as a guitarist in a rock band. Another sources heirloom corn from Texas farmers to …

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