Expand Beyond Italian, Mexican and Japanese Food

July 19th, 2013
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Many Asian cultures share the tradition of gathering family to cook and enjoy meals together, but the activity can be broken out by three distinct regions: The southwest style of Asian cuisine includes dishes from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Burma and is strong in kebabs with t he use of hot peppers, black pepper, cloves, and other strong spices. The northeast tradition of Asian cooking is comprised of China, Korea, and Japan which all place an emphasis on the use of fats, oils, and spices in the cooking process. Additionally, spices are used for more than mere cooking in the northeast tradition since they move to the medicinal category as well. The third dietary culture of Asia is the southeast style which includes Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Singapore (as well as a few others). This region Read “Expand Beyond Italian, Mexican and Japanese Food”

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A Diverse Flavor of Chinese, Japanese and Thai

May 21st, 2013
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Whether you want to feed your friends and family well or you are someone who is deeply invested in learning more about the world around you, you’ll find that learning to cook Asian food is one way to do it. Whether you are looking at introducing Japanese, Thai or Chinese food into your diet, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, remember that traditional Asian food is always made with very fresh ingredients. The fresher you can get your ingredients, the better. For example, if Read “A Diverse Flavor of Chinese, Japanese and Thai”

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Contemporary Pan-Asian Cuisine – Simply Delicious

March 25th, 2013
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If you enjoy the flavors of foods that come from Asian countries, you have probably tried Pan-Asian cuisine more than once. If you haven’t, you should consider heading to your closest Pan-Asian restaurant for a taste of this delicious style of cooking. Not only do those who have had authentic Asian cuisine typically enjoy this style of food, but even those who think that they don’t like food from this culture often enjoy the dishes at these restaurants.

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“Asian-Inspired” Food Take Dining to a Different Level

July 11th, 2012
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Although many Americans prefer to eat typical American fare, many of these Americans are warming up to the Asian-inspired dishes that are available at many restaurants in the United States.

Asian-inspired dishes vary in a lot of ways, and there is truly something for everyone. Some dishes are made primarily of beef or pork, while others are made of chicken. Many of these dishes are also loaded up with vegetables such as broccoli and carrots, and those who prefer a vegetarian diet can typically find delightful vegetable-only dishes.

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Uniquely “Americanized” Asian Dishes in the United States

August 28th, 2011
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The culinary trends in the United States today, including Asian cuisine, have been part of the nation’s landscape since the 1800′s. Most dominant of these cuisines is Chinese which has been in the country for the longest time. Westernization of Chinese cuisine was necessary so that non Chinese customers would find this cuisine more palatable. Such dishes like Egg Foo Young, Egg Rolls, Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Sesame Chicken and Chop Suey have been part of Chinese restaurants for more than fifty years.

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Asian Cuisine and Cooking Traditions Come to US

August 16th, 2011
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Asian cuisine involves much more than Chinese food, though Chinese food was one of the first Asian cuisines that Americans were introduced to, the techniques brought over by Chinese laborers hired to help build the railroads in the 19th century. Many Asian dishes, however, are simplified or altered for the American palate. One of the main reasons for this is that some ingredients, like galangal or lime leaves, are difficult to find in America. Dairy, carrots and tomatoes are rarely used in traditional Chinese cooking, and Americans might Read “Asian Cuisine and Cooking Traditions Come to US”

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The Growing Popularity of Asian Cuisine in the US

August 1st, 2011
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American’s today have been assaulted worldwide on their food choices and how it is affecting their overall health. Asian cuisine has added a new spark to our demanding palates. The exotic spices of ginger, lemongrass, and curry fill not only the void our taste buds have long waited to fill but invigorate our sense of smell, creeping into every crevice of our olfactory system.
Dishes from the east are also good for our health. Research has shown Read “The Growing Popularity of Asian Cuisine in the US”

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Tips for Making Pan-Asian at Home

June 9th, 2011
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Cooking Asian food at home can be a daunting proposition, though it shouldn’t be! Korean, Chinese and Thai foods all have their roots in home cooking and Westerners need only familiarize themselves with a few simple tips and techniques to make the process easier:
Utensils – Before you begin your Asian experiment, get a wok and some tongs to ease the process. Woks are specifically designed to sear food in the middle at high heat then steam-cook food around the edges slowly…great for stir fries or noodle dishes. Tongs are excellent for tossing sauces and noodles together Read “Tips for Making Pan-Asian at Home”

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Traditions of Asian Cuisine and Cooking

May 1st, 2011
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One tradition of Asian food that is often overlooked in American styled cooking is the use of hot peppers. Traditional Asian food incorporates hot peppers and other local vegetables into most of their common dishes.

Asian peppers range in size, texture and taste. Many peppers are of the chili-flavored variety and provide a very zesty flavor to the dishes. Some places, such as Thailand, use dried hot peppers in their dishes. These dishes will also include ingredients such Read “Traditions of Asian Cuisine and Cooking”

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Tired of Bland Every Day Food?

April 16th, 2011
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Eating the same bland foods everyday can be tiring and ruin your appetite. Eating should be enjoyable and you should be able to savor the food. Even the most popular eating trends go out of style, remember the artichoke dip? One food trend that is sure to excite your pallet is Pan-Asian. Everywhere you look restaurants, fast food places, even in one’s own kitchen the trend is creeping in, and it does not look like it is going anywhere Read “Tired of Bland Every Day Food?”

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