Tribute to Female Civil Rights Leaders As a multicultural relations educator, I know how gender bias and discrimination have shaped our country’s policies and institutions. The recognition of female civil rights leaders is overdue and well-deserved. There are many more out there who made a difference or made huge sacrifices, often outside the […]
Chinese Traditional Medicine, Nobel Prize for Malaria Cure
Definitely late, almost never: Woman receives recognition forty years later for discovering cure for malaria based in Chinese herbal medicine. http://www.vox.com/2015/10/6/9461471/nobel-malaria-tu-youyou
Gluten-Free Asian Food, Gluten Vs. Glutinous
“Does this have gluten in it?” I hear this question almost every time I do a class or a demonstration. As a culinary and cultural instructor for Asian cooking classes and international market tours, I find myself both a subject matter expert and a student of cooking: teaching, interpreting and […]
Happy Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival!
This time of year is like Chinese Thanksgiving–for a bountiful harvest before winter sets in, good health and family unity. Moon cakes, “rabbit in the moon” folklore, whole chicken/duck, taro root and pomelo (Chinese grapefruit) are traditional rituals and treats. I just got a box of beautifully wrapped lotus […]
Buford Hwy Food Tour – Photos
Natalie leads a corporate group on a fun, festive tasting tour of the “international corridor” of Buford Highway, Atlanta. 5 stops hop on hop off, food history, city culture, menu tips, lots of smiles and full bellies!