Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” – Part I By Paul Rest

My trip to Japan happened in the early 1990’s. I had planned to meet a business contact in Tokyo, however my host family lived in Kyoto so that became my destination for the first ten days in Japan. In preparation, I read and studied about Japan for months before the trip, including taking lessons in basic Japanese phrases. I also studied and practiced Soto Zen … Continue reading Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” – Part I By Paul Rest

Conflict Café returns for a second year to serve up more peace through food

Conflict Café, an innovative pop-up restaurant launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert, is returning to London for its second year from 9 September – 3 October 2015 to inspire more strangers to ‘break bread’ and start conversations about peace through food. The restaurant, which was named ‘Most inspiring pop-up of 2014’ by Time Out, will continue to showcase how food can unite, inform and provoke … Continue reading Conflict Café returns for a second year to serve up more peace through food

~Thai Coconut Custard with Mung Beans, Khanom Mo Gaeng – ขนมหม้อแกงถั่ว~

Originally posted on Pranee's Thai Kitchen:
Heavenly Dessert When I was young I could not resist eating Khanom Mo Gang – ขนมหม้อแกงถั่ว – Thai Coconut Custard with Mung Beans. One small parcel in a banana leaf was not enough for my hungry soul. In Thai cuisine there are many kinds of Mo Gang Thai custard but two types dominate: one with egg, palm sugar and coconut milk, and another that… Continue reading ~Thai Coconut Custard with Mung Beans, Khanom Mo Gaeng – ขนมหม้อแกงถั่ว~

Easy Vegetarian Chirashi-Sushi by Asako Fukuda Sullivan

Eating healthy does not mean sacrificing texture and flavor and changing your diet plan doesn’t necessarily mean rooting through your cupboards or tossing all of your food from your pantry. Simple changes and fresh additions to your grocery list and weekly menu are a great place to begin. Late spring and summer are a great time to begin looking at fresh options as farmers markets … Continue reading Easy Vegetarian Chirashi-Sushi by Asako Fukuda Sullivan

International Bites: Lamb & Eggplant Kebabs with Baharat

Note from the Editor: We have been implementing many changes to the site, this is first of many to come. International Bites is part of our Destinations category and we are excited to be debuting this today. We thank Grand Circle Travel, our first IB contributor, for the  recipe below. As we grow this section of Your Home, we would love to hear from you, our readers. If … Continue reading International Bites: Lamb & Eggplant Kebabs with Baharat

Trai Ham-Da Lat Organic Weasel Coffee Farm by Christie Kiley

I love coffee as much as the next person, but I think I was born to drink coffee.  Really.  One of my earliest memories is when I was a young girl, barely four years old, and my mother had taken me to a friend’s house where the ladies gathered around a table for afternoon coffee. The smell of coffee was delicious. I am not sure … Continue reading Trai Ham-Da Lat Organic Weasel Coffee Farm by Christie Kiley

Thai Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp

Originally posted on Cooking with a Wallflower:
A combination of spicy and sour, this Thai soup is a perfect remedy for a cold dreary day. Filled with shrimp, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions, this soup is very flavorful and delicious. It’s cold, cloudy, windy, and rainy. Guess what that means? It’s the perfect time for soup! In Thai, this soup is called Tom Yum Goong, or… Continue reading Thai Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp