A Vegetarian Dish
Ginger and Turmeric are Key
Good for Luaus
A Hawaiian Favorite
This is a Hawaiian approach to roasting Tomatoes for serving at Luaus or barbecues. Although Tomatoes may not seem a specially Hawaiian type of food, they belong to the third major wave of ingredients introduced from the North American mainland in the Continue reading
Good with Naan or Pita
This Fusion recipe illustrates some of the ways Ginger can enhance the flavors of other foods, like the Tomatoes used to make this spread. It would be good with Naan or Pita bread and can be made Continue reading
Base for Korean Tacos
Here’s a Korean-Mexican Fusion recipe, one of a growing number of Korean-Latino Fusion dishes that are beginning to crop up,including Korean Tacos. In fact, the Carne Asada that results can be combined with Tortillas to make Korean Style Tacos. Recipe adapted from Roy Choi.
This recipe is really Fusion — a key ingredient is Mirin, which of course is Japanese, not Korean. Continue reading
A Nourishing and Filling Dish
Formula from the Yak and Yeti
Nepalese dish of the Indian persuasion. It came from a hostess in Kathmandu, so it can be called Nepalese, but like many dishes of that country, has close affinities with similar dishes in Indian cooking.
The recipe is Continue reading
Lemongrass Meets Ginger meets Galangal
Seafood Soup from a Landlocked Country
Although Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Lao people eat a lot of Fish and Seafood, relying on fresh water varieties, especially from the Mekong River.
One of the most popular preparations in Laotian Cuisine is a Fish Soup made with any firm white meat Fish and incorporating several of the most popular Lao seasonings – Galangal, Lemongrass and Ginger. Continue reading
A Pure Vegetarian Dish
Tomatoes Meet Tomato Purée Meets Saffron
This vegetarian recipe from Amritsar, India, uses Basmati Rice. If other varieties of Rice are used instead, the cooking time can be shortened, but the result will be different. Of course Basmati Rice is superior!
Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice
2 cups Basmati Rice (16 ounces) Continue reading
The Roof the the World
“The wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu.” — Rudyard Kipling 
What is Nepalese cuisine? Actually, the question should be, What Nepal? Or, what cuisine? For a relatively small country, Nepal has an astonishing variety of cuisines that can be called Nepalese.
Often thought of as a lofty, mountainous land, home of the world’s Continue reading
A Nation of Islands
Rijsttafel, Sate, and Sambals
“Indonesia isn’t a country, it’s a happening.” — Christopher Lucas 
Indonesia stretches from the Asian mainland towards Australia, like a jade necklace across the southern ocean. The nation contains more than 17,000 islands, and its people represent several hundred ethnic groups, speaking many different languages.
Indonesia is an ancient country and its Continue reading