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Young tamarind leaves and an Isaan-inspired sour chicken soup

Green tamarind and tamarind leaves are back at my go-to Cambodian market, providing an opportunity to explore cooking with these rare Southeast Asian sour treats. Dried tamarind fruit is of course a standard souring agent for cuisines ranging from Persia … Continue reading

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Fenugreek, a delicious herb/vegetable

Fenugreek has long been used in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia in cooking and medicine. Today in the US it is perhaps best known as a spice component of cuisines of India, but it also has an … Continue reading

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Kassod tree leaves and a leafy Thai curry with grilled fish (gaeng khiilek)

I am back after a nearly four month hiatus. Although I didn’t report on them as they were happening, over these past several months I was fortunate enough to have many incredible food experiences in Mongolia, China, Thailand, and Indonesia–experiences … Continue reading

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Cha plu leaves and a simple Thai chicken and mushroom curry

Cha plu leaves are another ingredient we are lucky to have available to us at Southeast Asian markets of North and South Philadelphia. It is a mild flavored leaf that is well-suited for making wraps, as it is generally enjoyed … Continue reading

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