Yard Long Beans and Pumpkin Curry

Sesquipedalian, Not Truly Yard-Long
Not Just for Halloween

PumpkinYard Long Beans, known in China as Dou Jiano and in Indian cuisine as Barbatti and other names according to dialect are actually not truly a yard long.  Their Latin name Sesqipedalia, Continue reading

Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style / Sate Parsi

Flavor and Color Contrasts
Vegetables Balance Meats

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style, or Sate Parsi, is one of the handful or “Parsee” dishes which show the influence of early Iranian traders on the cooking of Indonesia. Continue reading

Pumpkin and Potatoes कद्दू और आलू

Pumpkin Meets Mustard Seed
Meets Onion Seed Meets Ginger

TPumpkinhis Indian vegetable dish brings together several ingredients not usually associated with one another — Pumpkin, Potato and aromatics such as Mustard Seed and Onion Continue reading

Green Beans and Mushroom Bhaji ग्रीन बीन एंड मशरुम भाजी

Comfort Food in Monsoon Season
Popular Street Food

Shiitake Mushrooms cooked Japanese style for Bento

Mushrooms

Bhaji or Bhajji  भाजी i s a spicy Indian snack, similar to a fritter, with several variations.  Frequently served as a Continue reading

Winter Melon 冬瓜

The Biggest Melon
A Cold Food for Slimmers

cropped-Winter-Melon.jpegThe Winter Melon (Dong Gua in Mandarin) may be the biggest melon, even bigger than Watermelon.  It can grow as big as 45 kilograms, though the ones found in shops are usually much smaller.

A native of the area around Thailand, Malaya and Java, Winter Melon has been known in China for a long time, since Continue reading