Ginger Flan

Far East and Latin Fusion Dish
A Triple Ginger Formula

“It’s the combination – Far Eastern Ginger and Latin Flan  – that makes this dish Fusion. And I love it!” –Tenley Clemente

Crystallized ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Flan is a Custard baked with its own caramelized Sugar sauce. It originated in Spain, then spread to Latin America and Mexico. Ginger arrived in Latin America and the Caribbean during the great period of Spanish outreach and exploration.

This easily made recipe for Ginger Flan combines the Ginger and the Flan in a delicious version which will provide a dessert for about 6.  If you are serving a larger group, you may want to make two Flans. Continue reading

Cambodian Cuisine

Rice, Fish and Edible Flowers
An Ancient Civilization, a Noble Cuisine

Angkor Wat

“The Cambodians have some two hundred different ways of describing rice of various kinds.” — Christopher Pym [1]

Cambodian cuisine, descended from the ancient Khmer society, is one of the world’s oldest cuisines. [2]

It is now in a period of revival and Continue reading

Ginger II

The Ultimate De-Fisher
As Fundamental as Onions

“Ginger is forever.” —  Molly O’Neill

“Half the secret of good cooking lies in de-fishing the fish, or anything in which you wish to soften down the animal flavor.  Ginger is of course a de-fisher.”– Buwei Yang Chao

Ginger in Asian Kitchens:Ginger appears in Continue reading