Posts Tagged ‘international’

Japanese Mushrooms: Sauteed King Trumpet Mushrooms and Greens with Soft-boiled Egg


I love mushrooms.  I love their unique flavor and texture, and even how they are grown. Recently, I discovered that my favorite Asian grocery store is carrying some amazing  Japanese-variety mushrooms – King Trumpet (AKA King Oyster), white and brown beech (AKA Shimeji – pictured below), and Maitake mushrooms.  And, I’ve been eating them like […]

Muhammara – The Red Pepper, Pomegranate, and Walnut Triple Threat!

Maoomba Pinnable - glutenfree paleo muhammara dip

Middle Eastern dips and sauces are some of the best in the world, in my opinion.  Often thick, rich in flavor, and healthy for you, they are also easy to make – and to modify – if you know what goes into them. What is Muhammara? Muhammara, a red pepper and walnut dip from Aleppo […]

Eating Indian Food + Pumpkin Masala Recipe

These days, Indian food is a significant part of our diet. So much so, that I buy spices in 8 oz and 16 oz quantities – not the average spice bottle. My cupboards are filled with large glass bottles (repurposed from other things) filled with cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, curry powder, chile powder, and mustard seeds. This week, I put them to the test on another favorite of mine: pumpkin.

Sichuan Peppercorns and Nutmeg Make for Amazing Spiced-rubbed Roast Pork

Maoomba Pinnable - Lisu Sichuan Spice-Rubbed Roast Pork Recipe

OK, by now, you’re probably thinking, “enough travel photos already, Stormy!  Let’s get back to the food.” Well, I have a recipe for you.  It’s not my own.  But it is pretty delicious and inspired by the Sichuan peppers I ran across in China. Sichuan peppers, if you haven’t had them, are an interesting experience.  […]

Exploring China’s Street Food Vendors and Local Markets

Dunhuang market spices

Visiting a foreign country, to me, is an opportunity to explore much more than what my eyes can see. It means listening to the sounds in the streets – the  voices and unique rhythms of a place, enjoying local music, meeting people and sharing stories and perspectives, and tasting and smelling unusual and exotic foods. That’s […]

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