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What Is Tibetan Cuisine?

January 3, 2018

Tibetan cuisine is unique due to the high altitude of the Tibetan plateau, the harsh climate, and Tibetans' traditional and religious beliefs and customs. The daily diet of the Tibetan people consists largely of meat and dairy products, high in protein, to combat the extreme climate conditions and the ever-present highland barley, one of the few crops that can grow well on the high plateau. In the high…

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Recipes From Afar: Som Tam Salad, Thailand

May 20, 2014

     Recipes From Afar: Som Tam Salad, Thailand

Papaya salad from Thailand
Photos by Glynn Pogue

It was our first night in Chiang Mai. After a 24-hour journey of buses, overnight trains, and general mishap, all my friend Noele and I wanted were long showers and a great meal. Before this trip, we’d had dreams of Thailand’s notorious midnight raves, but even…

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Recipes From Afar: Singaporean Fried Rice

March 27, 2014

 Recipes From Afar: Singaporean Fried Rice

Singaporean fried rice recipe
Photos by Juliana Loh

Contrary to what you might gather from your neighborhood Chinese eatery, there isn’t really a fixed recipe for fried rice. It evolved from throwing leftovers in the wok to stir-fry—one of the sustainable ways the older generation ensured every scrape of food was eaten, not wasted—and voilà, you get a…