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Spices from Home

I was raised on an all-Indian diet. That means roti bread on the weekdays with spicy lentils and braised vegetables, and the same on the weekends, except the addition of some sweet mitai dessert squares after dinner to cool the spice off our tongues. It was a bit of an...

When Food Speaks

Spending a few hours to eat dinner is not a strange thing in China. This meal is regarded as an indispensable activity necessary for a day to be considered complete. There is an old Chinese saying, which translates literally to: “People regard food as their sky, their god.” This saying...

“Art” Forno

AN ARTISTIC CULINARY CURATION BY JOHANNE KILLEEN + GEORGE GERMON Just as Botticelli’s meticulous brushstrokes in Florence resulted in the world-famous Birth of Venus, chefs Johanne Killeen and George Germon combined their nuanced recipes with unique aesthetics to create an Italian masterpiece of their own in the heart of Providence....

How to Dim Sum

What is Dim Sum? Dim sum is one of my favorite Cantonese traditions. Sometimes compared to a more casual, Chinese version of British high tea, this meal has gained popularity and swept across not only the nation but also the globe. Many of my non-Chinese friends have asked me to...

Teaventures

Guangzhou, China Wooden chopsticks and porcelain spoons clink against white bowls and white plates, intermittently cutting through the buzz of the restaurant crowd. I sit in my wooden chair draped in a light gold silk cloth and look down to see my Velcro sneakers dangling, too short to touch the...


The Rise of Food Trucks

If you take a walk through the Brown campus down Waterman St. around midday, you’ll most likely see small clumps of people gathered around various food trucks parked on the side of the road. Walking by the Lotus Pepper truck, you’ll get whiffs of delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Students and adults...


From Spain with Love: A Fairytale from Andalucía

Just a short drive north of Málaga, Bobadilla holds a secret that very few people outside of Spain would know of. But for every day that passes, this place welcomes an increasing number of people who want to learn more about what this farm produces. The award-winning farmer of Finca...

There is More to Lox Than a Bagel and Cream Cheese

Although Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have passed with the month of October, Chanukah has yet to come. This year, the beginning of Chanukah falls on Christmas day, which sends my taste buds into disarray when considering which foods to begin salivating over first – salmon and latkes, or roast...