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For anyone looking to prepare an authentic Indian curry, paneer butter masala is an excellent choice. (Image via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Originating in the northern regions of India, paneer butter masala is one of the most famous dishes in the country. The combination of cream and paneer cubes (Indian cottage cheese) with aromatic spices ensures that anyone who tastes it will…

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…

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Recipe: Sweet and Sour Prawns

Sweet and sour dishes are very popular in China, although Chinese tend to use sweet and sour sauces as dipping sauces rather than for cooking, as is done in Westernized…

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Originating in the northern regions of India, paneer butter masala is one of the most famous dishes in the country. The combination of cream and paneer cubes (Indian cottage cheese)…

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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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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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Mustard Chinese Cabbage Rolls

After indulging in the rich delicacies of the Chinese New Year feast, it’s time to lighten up for spring with a healthy and refreshing plate. These mustard Chinese cabbage rolls, a…

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Rice 2 Ways

Don’t just serve up simple, plain rice at your next dinner. Instead, let your taste buds enjoy the flavors of these 2 rice dishes that have few ingredients and are quick to…

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Live Sweet and Prosper

An inextricable part of the lantern-lit magic that surrounds Chinese New Year celebrations is its rich symbolism, rooted in millennia-long traditions and the wisdom of an ancient culture. Some of…

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Baked Mushrooms with Basil Pesto

The earthy, flavorful mushroom plays an important role in both Western and Chinese cuisines. With thousands of varieties to choose from, the white St. George’s mushroom (Calocybe gambosa) is one…

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Salt and Pepper Prawns Recipe (With Video)

The following recipe is inspired by a Chinese cooking show called Daydaycook on YouTube. If you are a seafood fan and love cooking, then this Salt and Pepper Prawns recipe might…

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Thirst-Quenching Fruit Vinegar

Legend has it that fruit vinegar, now a popular Chinese snack, was first created during the Tang Dynasty by Yang Guifei, a beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong. Yang loved to…