Food & Drink

Butterfly Pea Blue Tea. (Image: Trisha Haddock)

Magical Blue Tea!

Introducing the magical Butterfly Pea Blue Tea. Put a scoop of this tea into a teapot or cup and when you pour in the hot water, it transforms into an electric blue color. It is sure to bring a smile…

Shanghai Soup Dumplings. (Image:  Charles Hayes via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.0)

Shanghai Soup Dumplings

To make Shanghai soup dumplings or xiao long bao, you would normally mix ground pork with a thick pork aspic (made by boiling pork skin, fat, and feet for hours) and wrap it in a thin purse of dough. As…

There are lots of ways to enjoy the health benefits of sweet potatoes. (Image via: wuestenigel Flickr via Compfight cc)

Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas

Sweet potatoes can be a delicious healthy part of anyone’s diet. They contain more potassium than bananas, the “go-to” food for people wanting to increase their dietary intake of this mineral. Studies have shown that increasing potassium intake leads to…

In India, tea, locally known as chai, is everything! (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

In India, Chai Is Everything!

In India, tea, locally known as chai, is everything! There are multiple preparations; however, the most popular concoction is a thick sweet drink that is consumed at regular intervals every day no matter the time or occasion. About 79 percentof non-alcoholic…

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Magical Blue Tea!

Introducing the magical Butterfly Pea Blue Tea. Put a scoop of this tea into a teapot or cup and when you pour in the hot water, it transforms into an…

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Know Your Chowders: Maine vs. Boston

I have groaned aloud deploring the state of modern chowder making. Being from coastal Maine, I know of what I speak and have appealed to anyone who still knows how…

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Shanghai Soup Dumplings

To make Shanghai soup dumplings or xiao long bao, you would normally mix ground pork with a thick pork aspic (made by boiling pork skin, fat, and feet for hours)…

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Think Outside the Box: Processed vs. Whole Foods

A diet rich in whole foods focused on nutritional balance means primarily consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, quality whole grains, and lean meats, such as wild fish and organic, cage-free…

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Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas

Sweet potatoes can be a delicious healthy part of anyone’s diet. They contain more potassium than bananas, the “go-to” food for people wanting to increase their dietary intake of this…

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China’s Biggest Cultural Export: Cuisine

China continues to be a hot topic in all matters related to global affairs, ranging from politics to GDP and development. China’s influence is far reaching, and while many contemplate…

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In India, Chai Is Everything!

In India, tea, locally known as chai, is everything! There are multiple preparations; however, the most popular concoction is a thick sweet drink that is consumed at regular intervals every…

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A Restaurant Looks Like a Chateau in the Air

The Chateau in the Air (天空之城), as its name suggests, is a castle-like concrete structure on the top of a hill. However, this stunning building in the sparsely populated wilderness is…

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What Is Really Inside Your Easter Treat?

What happens when you X-ray a chocolate rabbit? How complex is the wafer and chocolate composite of a Kit Kat? And why does the inside of a Ferrero Rocher resemble…

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Health Benefits of the Simple Onion

Never mind the tears they bring, onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, onions lavish you with health benefits while…

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How to Dine Right, the Chinese Way

Chinese culture takes dining very seriously. It is an art form, a ritual, a social occasion where relationships and bonds, both business and personal, are born and strengthened.