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Random Mon Nov 16 2015

How to Asian-ify your Thanksgiving Menu

Who needs rosemary and butter when you have fish sauce and miso paste? Replace your lackluster menu with the following subsititution suggestions.

Soy-soaked eggs
Salted edamame
Yakitori chicken or beef
Thai papaya salad (som tam) or chicken larb
Sushi or sashimi

Pecking duck (From only the best in town: Sun Wah BBQ)
Teriyaki-glazed chicken wings with sesame seeds
Tandoori Turkey
Char Siu (Chinatown or Argyle may be your best options for this.)

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry chutney (with naan)

Green Bean Casserole
Fried bok choy with teriyaki sauce and garlic
Chinese string beans baked with curried tofu
Oyster omelet

Mashed Potatoes

Jap Chae (sweet potato noodles)

Bing (Bacon, potato, cheese bing from Parachute? Yes)
Baos (stick your peking duck or char siu in this, with some fresh scallions)

Sticky rice with oyster mushrooms and Chinese sausage
Takeout fried rice

Butternut squash soup
Miso ginger carrot soup
Red curry kobacha soup

Pumpkin Pie
Ginger lemon curd pie
Green tea Ice-cream
Purple yam cake (akak ube cake)
Japanese egg custard (aka chawanmushi)
Indian coconut rice pudding (aka kheer)
Coconut and chocolate pudding

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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