Monthly Archives: December 2012

Laghman noodles (拌面)

Learning how this Chinese dish got it’s name is almost like taking a course in west Asian culture, history, and geopolitics. It’s known as Laghman noodles in English, after Laghman Province in Afghanistan where it has its roots. Laghman Province … Continue reading

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Vietnamese pork shoulder with caramel sauce

Yesterday was a cold, cloudy, and misty day, perfect for making a slow-cooked savory dish. Here, pork shoulder is braised in coconut water and caramel sauce until tender. Green chiles and other aromatic herbs complete the recipe. I made lots … Continue reading

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