Category:  Cooking Technique

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The Ultimate Condiment: XO Sauce

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On December 19, 2011 Comments Off

XO Sauce – XOXO!

IIf you’re like me, you crave umami flavors from time to time. Umami is the 5th primary taste, next to sweet, sour, salty and…

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My Top 8 Cookbook Gift Ideas for Christmas

In Cooking Technique, Holidays On December 15, 2011 2 Comments

Cookbooks Make Great Gifts for the Foodies in your Life (Or You!)

With Christmas fast approaching, if you’re like me, you’re still looking for some great last minute…

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My Updated Cooking App Live On iTunes

In Cooking Technique, Holidays, Recipes On December 8, 2011 Comments Off

Farina’s Asian Pantry App Is Now New & Improved

I developed my App to demystify Asian cooking in the home. I’m thrilled that the Apple iTunes Store is featuring the App in its Lifestyles section. My video below gives a great introduction to what it’s all about:

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Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On December 5, 2011 Comments Off

Wrappers Are Handy To Prep Quick Meals

Whenever I don’t feel like going to the market and preparing a meal from scratch, I usually use what’s in my fridge and pantry to make a simple stir-fry or pasta dish.

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PS Cafe Singapore Inspires Cured Salmon Salad

In Chefs/Restaurants, Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On November 30, 2011 Comments Off

Love Salmon? Tired of Salad? Try This Version To Spice Things Up!

Living in tropical Singapore, where it’s summer all year round, encourages me to spend as little time perspiring over a hot stove as possible.

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Discovering A New Savory Treat In Melaka

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On November 29, 2011 Comments Off

Trip To Malaysia Provides Delightful Nyonya Cuisine

When living in the US, we never thought twice about packing the car and going for a road trip on a long weekend.

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Food Connects Every Culture Through Celebration

In Cooking Technique, Holidays, Recipes, Travel On November 28, 2011 Comments Off

Celebrating Deepawali: The Festival of Lights

One of the joys of living as an ex-pat in Singapore is that my family and I get to learn about and experience the holidays of Southeast Asia.