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The completed dish. Photo: Avantika Panda

[Recipe] Chicken Curry: A delicious Indian spice infused curry

Avantika Panda October 16, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 2 - 3Cuisine: IndianDifficulty level: MediumSpice level: Medium/High This recipe is a special family recipe. It is a traditional Indian curry that is cooked...

Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Petrina Danardatu October 10, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked global conversations about racial inequality. The Asian community in the US is now confronted with fighting  systemic racism against the Black community,...

The completed dish. Photo: Desirée Vignola

[Recipe] Creamy Tortellini with Turkey: A twist to the traditional Italian pasta

Desirée Vignola September 4, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 4Cuisine: ItalianDifficulty level: EasySpice level: Low As an Italo-Venezuelan, I am always inventing and reinventing dishes that use ingredients from...

The completed drink. Photo: Desirée Vignola

[Recipe] Limoncello Spritz: A refreshing drink

Desirée Vignola September 1, 2020

Start to finish: 5 minutesServings: 1Cuisine: ItalianDifficulty level: EasySpice level: None This is a perfect refreshment for a hot summer afternoon that can be prepared in no time. If you...

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[Recipe] Bolón De Verde: The beloved green plantain ball

Maria Aguirre August 14, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 3Cuisine: EcuadorianArea of origin: the CoastDifficulty level: MediumSpice level: None I grew up surrounded by green plantain lovers. My family, my close...

The completed dish. Photo: Xiaoxi Ma

[Recipe] LuoBo Xia: A seafood dish from eastern China

Xiaoxi Ma August 7, 2020

Start to finish: 15 minutesServings: 3Cuisine: ChineseDifficulty level: EasySpice level: Low LuoBo Xia is the Chinese name for this dish. “LuoBo” means the green radish and “Xia” means...

[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert

[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert

Sharmila Kuthunur July 28, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 4Cuisine: IndianDifficulty level: EasySpice level: None In my home state of Karnataka in south India, Shavige Payasa is a sweet dish that is cooked during...

The Black Lives Matter movement in Asia.

How #BLM shifted conversations in Asia

Mihiro Shimano July 24, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement that re-emerged in the U.S., following the murder of George Floyd, spread internationally within just a few days. Scores of people began protesting outside embassies in...

Vietnamese food.

Saigon street food in Boston: Not your typical Vietnamese meals

Ha Ta July 2, 2020

There’s an online food shop in Dorchester whose recipes come straight from the streets of Saigon, and they’re not selling phở.  Owner Cathy Phan of Viet Munchies cooks in her kitchen and...

People clink beer bottles.

Muslim students talk American college drinking culture

Luiza Loyo June 22, 2020

Before coming to the US, most international students get to know the American college life by watching American T.V. shows. If there is a constant thread we learned from those shows, it is that college...

International students cook during the coronavirus pandemic.

[Video] International students adapt to life in quarantine with home cooking

Huilin Li May 24, 2020

How do you cope with being quarantined in this pandemic, sometimes by yourself, in a foreign country? Spoiler alert: You become more creative and experimental in home cooking! Huilin Li interviewed...

A church service online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Moving with the times, The Catholic Church embraces live streaming during COVID-19

Desirée Vignola May 21, 2020

Sitting on my deck in my small town in Massachusetts, I can hear birds chirping as a mother robin brings food to her baby chicks in one of my bushes -- and the voice of the priest from Baton Rouge, Louisiana,...

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