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“O” is for Orient #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

the-orient

The Orient means the East. It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world.  The term “Orient” derives from the Latin word oriens meaning “east” (literally “rising”). The use of the word “rising” refers to the east because that is where the sun rises.  The adjectival term Oriental has been used by the West to mean ...

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“J” is for Jook #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

jook-congee-porridge

Jook is Chinese Penicillin.  Feeding the sick, Asian’s go-to dish is congee, also known as jook (粥) or rice porridge.  And it’s so easy to make, even I can fend for myself when I’m under the weather. Jook is the ultimate comfort food.  And often times, when Chinese families go out to eat, all the chatter you hear on the ...

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“H” is for Hunan #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

Hunan-China

Hunan is one of the Eight Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine and is well known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh aroma and deep color. Common cooking techniques include stewing, frying, pot-roasting, braising, and smoking. Due to the high agricultural output of the region, ingredients for Hunan dishes are many and varied.  The history of the cooking skills employed in ...

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