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Fall vegetarian ziti: recipe!

Even though New York City is the land of Seamless delivery and unlimited restaurant options, I still prefer to cook the majority of my meals at home. It's partly to save money and partly to be healthier, but I think it's mostly because I grew up in a...
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Sampling EatWith: a local dinner with a killer view!

My most memorable meals around the world have rarely been in a restaurant. Instead, I reminisce about sitting down on the ground with a Jordanian family for hummus and upside-down chicken, a picnic of champagne and cheese on the banks of the Seine,...
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The best coffee in Brooklyn

It’s no secret that my time in Melbourne turned me into a coffee snob. It's made me unable to enjoy a Starbuck's latte (there's so much milk! And no beautiful design on top!) and completely distrusting of the standard drip coffee. While I still drink...
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Chinatown and Little Italy with Ahoy! New York Food Tours

It's no secret that I love to eat--and noodles, whether Chinese or Italian, are probably one of my favorite meals. So I was stoked to take a NYC food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting. The owner Alana Hoye...
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Learning how to cook Vietnamese food in Hoi An

In my opinion, the best thing you can do in Vietnam is eat: I could live forever on prawn spring rolls, steaming bowls of pho and fresh-cut mango dipped in chili salt. After an awesome cooking class in Indonesia and learning how to make papaya salad...
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Learning how to cook Thai: in the classroom and on the street

This is the story of two Thai cooking classes: one planned for and paid for and expertly executed, and other, an organic connection that sprung up on the street in Chiang Mai. At Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, we learned about the...
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Vegemite: less is more, but a bit is delicious

When it comes to Vegemite, less is more. Seriously. Too many non-Australians come down under, smear a heap of Vegemite on toast like it’s sugary sweet Nutella, and then wrinkle up their nose in disgust and spit out a spoonful of perfectly good...
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Five things I learned about Malaysian food

A few months ago, I could barely place Malaysia on a map, much less define its cuisine. I had never step foot in a Malaysian restaurant or dared to try the Malaysian drinks that Asian students in Melbourne seemed to love. The Malaysia Kitchen...
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Spotlight on Malaysian seafood specialities

I've come along way from my fish-fearing childhood, a time when I threw a fit whenever trout or salmon was announced as that night's healthy main course. I've even progressed from my teenage years, where I reveled in my grown-up-ness while ordering...
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Re-imagining your worst case scenario

What's the worst that could happen? One of the lessons that stuck with me from The Four-Hour Work Week was envisioning your worst-case scenario. Too often, we avoid change out of fear of the unknown. But if we rationally lay out our worst-case...
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