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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 […]

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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!

Adventure Gap: Diversity and the Outdoors

Inspiring and motivating call to action talk by James Emerson Mills, journalist and author, ADVENTURE GAP: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. Be sure to catch his new documentary, AMERICAN ASCENT: Expedition Denali which chronicles the journey of the first group of African American, Asian and Latino non professionals climbers […]