Food & Drink

Traditional Chinese cooking takes the theories of balance and seasonality very seriously. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Science Behind Each Bite

Traditional Chinese cooking takes the theories of balance and seasonality very seriously. Its strict adherence to yin-yang theory arises from the idea that food is medicine, and different foods are closely tied with different parts of the body.

In those days, tea was not yet widely known as a beverage. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Oolong Tea — Alert Without Jitters

Oolong tea is not merely tasty, but its flavonoids also mobilize your inner energy. As various ancient Chinese legends have described, the name oolong means “Black Dragon” or “Black Snake.” One of these stories describes how a tea plantation owner…

Among the most popular and elegant Italian desserts, tiramisu is undoubtedly No. 1. (Image:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreyallen/ )

Tiramisu, Italy’s Most Elegant Dessert

Among the most popular and elegant Italian desserts, tiramisu is undoubtedly No. 1. In Italian, it’s literal meaning is “pick me up”— a name that was given through blending the four diverse ingredients of cocoa powder, instant espresso, mascarpone cheese, and…

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Shiitake, the Sweetheart of Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. Rich in nutrition, shiitake are high in protein, vitamins (such as vitamin B, iron, potassium, and vitamin D), they have…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Bananas

Nutritious and delicious, bananas are a perfect food. They are ideal for students or young people on the go; they even come in their own packaging. So, why are they…

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Goji Berries for Good Health and Long Life

The goji berry is a nutrient-rich fruit that grows in China. It is mostly found along the Himalayan valleys of China, Tibet, Mongolia, and on plantations in the Ningxia and…

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La Rivista & Broadway Joe Steak

Times Square and the nearby Theater District, located in Midtown Manhattan in the heart of New York City, has an amazing sense of place, and has earned the nickname “Crossroads…

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The Science Behind Each Bite

Traditional Chinese cooking takes the theories of balance and seasonality very seriously. Its strict adherence to yin-yang theory arises from the idea that food is medicine, and different foods are…

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Oolong Tea — Alert Without Jitters

Oolong tea is not merely tasty, but its flavonoids also mobilize your inner energy. As various ancient Chinese legends have described, the name oolong means “Black Dragon” or “Black Snake.”…

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Tiramisu, Italy’s Most Elegant Dessert

Among the most popular and elegant Italian desserts, tiramisu is undoubtedly No. 1. In Italian, it’s literal meaning is “pick me up”— a name that was given through blending the four…

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Shiitake, the Sweetheart of Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. Rich in nutrition, shiitake are high in protein, vitamins (such…

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The Many Benefits of the Wonderful Walnut

Walnuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and eating them regularly does not negatively impact your blood sugar or lipid level. Actually, eating walnuts impedes the intestinal absorption of cholesterol…

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Tips on Drinking Tea for the Elderly

Many retired people enjoy sipping tea while reading a newspaper, yet few are aware of both the benefits and drawbacks to drinking tea. Few can argue against the health benefits…

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Cheesecake with Passionfruit Topping

When I was young, I remember watching my mother make delicious cheesecake. I never saw her follow a recipe, so I thought she invented the recipe herself.