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Amjad Khalid’s Dough Central Connects People Through Food

Food connects us all. It connects us to each other, to our own pasts and

identities/memories, and to the larger world around us. We can think of these

connections as going both inwards and outwards, so that food can take us into

exploring ourselves as well as the impact that we as individuals might have on other

people, economies, ecologies, and society. Food has been our basic language and the

reason the world connects. It lights up our mood when we are sharing a meal with our

loved ones. It’s a way we have shared foods throughout history and it’s

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N.J.’s best Chinese food comes from this celebrated Central Jersey spot, national site says

New Jersey is home to countless amazing Chinese food restaurants, well beyond the standard take-out fare.

But according to one national website, the best place to get Chinese food in the Garden State is in Central Jersey.

247WallSt.com recently wrote a story about the best Chinese food restaurants in every state. New Jersey’s representative was Szechuan House in Hamilton.

“One look at the menu and you’ll see that this isn’t your everyday takeout joint: appetizers include diced rabbit with Szechuan peppercorn vinaigrette and jellyfish with scallion oil, and a section of the menu dedicated to Chengdu specialties includes dan

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Where to get street food in Central Jersey from around the world

There was a time when street food meant burgers and hot dogs at the county fair. But across the world, it’s a way for people to showcase their skills, recipes and heritage.

Thank social media or an increased interest in worldwide cuisine, but street eats have finally made their way to America. Restaurants from high-end, white-tablecloth hotspots to grab-and-go food trucks have adopted their own versions of international street foods, so you can get everything from Thai chicken sate to Mexican birria tacos without getting on a plane. 

In a region as diverse as Central Jersey, you can bet that

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Developers of Blossom Market Hall are hoping for another Grand Central Market

SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA: Blossom Market Hall in San Gabriel is photographed on Friday, July 16, 2021. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

San Gabriel’s Blossom Market Hall will host more than a dozen vendors and a range of cuisines. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

A few years ago, Nellie and Chris Tran moved from San Francisco back to their hometown in the San Gabriel Valley to raise their son, who was 1 at the time. While there were plenty of shopping plazas — and restaurants — to explore, there wasn’t much room for their son to run around, except the parking lots. The couple thought the area was lacking the types of public gathering spaces they’d seen in other cities.

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