food

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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San Jose Is the Bay Area’s Great Immigrant Food City

And because of the geographic proximity of these neighborhoods, all these immigrant kids wound up going to school together and learning about each other’s foods instead of staying cloistered in their own enclaves. 

Thien Pham, a high school teacher and comics artist, was a kid when he arrived in the city in 1980, as part of the large wave of Vietnamese refugees who made their home in San Jose around that time—attracted, Pham says, by the weather and the prospect of good, dignified jobs in the burgeoning tech and electronics industries. 

What he remembers is how enmeshed the different

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Foreigners Share What Shocked Them Most About British Food

British cuisine is… interesting. On the one hand, Great Britain is home to potato smileys, Turkey Twizzlers (sorry, Jamie Oliver) and the entirety of the Greggs menu, which is obviously a huge source of national pride. Sure, it’s a bit 50 shades of beige, but that’s the point.

On the other hand, there are several British delicacies which are objectively not appealing, if going by their ingredient list alone. See: pig’s blood (black pudding), bread sauce (what?), etc, etc. And when you take a step back to consider other more widely accepted combinations – chips and curry

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