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Post Diwali Indulgences

New Delhi, India
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It’s that time of the year again! There is a slight nip in the air and the smells of autumn fill up mornings. Diwali has just gone by but that really hasn’t put a stop to all the festivities. The... Read more

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Eat Around the World: It's Good for You!

December 11, 2014

Some traditional foods we feature on Eat Your World can be downright unhealthy—think of all the

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    Eat Around the World: It's Good for You!

Some traditional foods we feature on Eat Your World can be downright unhealthy—think of all the fried chicken and regional hot dogs!—but others, as our intern (and nutritional-science student) Carina found, include superfood ingredients that give a real nutritional boost. We swear.

Chole bhature in Delhi, made with healthy turmeric
Chole bhature in Delhi

CURCUMIN

Nutritional benefits: Curcumin, the compound that gives turmeric its pungent flavor and bright-yellow color, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, enabling our bodies to neutralize harmful free radicals. It reduces plaque buildup in the brain, which is thought to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease [1]. Furthermore, a substantial, lifelong consumption of curcumin has been shown to significantly reduce blood cholesterol and clogged arteries [2], making it a champion in curbing heart disease. This is powerful yellow stuff!

Commonly found in: Indian curry dishes

Where in the world to taste it: The rich cuisine of North India packs a hefty punch of curcumin in some of its best dishes, like chole bhature and butter chicken, as well as in its Western-palate-friendly cousin chicken tikka masala, Britain’s national dish. It shows up in unexpectedly sweet places, too, like in Cambodia’s turmeric and rice flour crepes.

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Manila
  • Kwek-kwek

    A popular street food, kwek-kwek are hard-boiled quail eggs dipped in a bright orange batter, then deep fried. The batter is usually composed of flour, baking powder, some salt, and food coloring, allegedly...

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Charleston
  • Shrimp & grits

    The classic Southern pairing of shrimp and grits is not Lowcountry specific, but it’s so beloved in Charleston—and shows up on so many restaurant menus here—that we’d be remiss...

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Rhode Island
  • Awful Awful

    Another of quirky Rhode Island’s favorite drinks, the Awful Awful is a sinful concoction of whole milk, flavored syrup, and “secret” frozen ice milk, the latter of which differentiates...

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  • Post Diwali Indulgences

    New Delhi, India

    meghaaluthra

    It’s that time of the year again! There is a slight nip in the air and the smells of autumn fill up mornings. Diwali has just gone by but that really hasn’t put a stop to all the festivities. …    Read more
  • Tasting Bali, a sensory adventure

    Bali

    annamcphee

    Bali is a land which borders on the culture of east and west, a popular holiday destination between Australia and Asia. The contrasts reflected in the two very different worlds, one of tourism, the…    Read more
  • Best tastes of Southern Tuscany

    manciano

    maremmatuscany

    The Maremma is known for its cultura contadina or peasant's culture. Every town has its own tastes and take on certain dishes. But no matter where you go, Maremman food is hearty, seasonal and plen…    Read more
  • Fish 'n Chips With My Baby

    Cervantes, Western Australia

    eblech

    For many Western Australians fish and chips on the beach is a well established ritual woven into many trips to the beach, particularly in the evening. This food that is common all over the world is…    Read more

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