The 2012 World’s of Flavor Conference, Part 1: Inside the CIA

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the picturesque Napa Valley for the CIA’s 15th Annual World’s of Flavor Conference. No, I’m not a spy, and I’m not talking about that CIA, but rather The Culinary Institute of America, one of the country’s most well regarded cooking schools. Each year they assemble top chefs and … Continue reading The 2012 World’s of Flavor Conference, Part 1: Inside the CIA

The Rice & Curry Book Tour: Pt. 3, The Bay Area

While California grows much of the produce we consume in the U.S., the Bay Area (i.e. Oakland, San Francisco) in particular is a food mecca. What might be considered trendy elsewhere–terms like, ‘organic,’ ‘sustainable,’ and ‘seasonal’–is really taken to heart here because people take their eating very seriously. Due to a dearth of Sri Lankan … Continue reading The Rice & Curry Book Tour: Pt. 3, The Bay Area

Pan Asian: Mohingar – Fish Noodle Soup (Myanmar)

Burma, or Myanmar as it is known today, is one Asian country not often in the news apart from natural disasters like the devastating cyclone that rocked that country in 2008. That’s because the military dictatorship that controls the country is notoriously secretive and isolationist. Therefore, the announcement of the release of human rights activist … Continue reading Pan Asian: Mohingar – Fish Noodle Soup (Myanmar)