Elote A La Mexicana (Mexican Cobbed Corn)

One of the things that I like best about working in various restaurants in Southern California, is that I have been blessed with quite a few Hispanic Coworkers. Because of this, I have been introduced to amazing dishes like Chilequiles, Stuffed Poblanos, or even more recently: Elote. Elote (e-lo-teh), or corn on the cob, is a very popular street food

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Eight Treasures Rice Pudding (Ba bao fan)

Ba bao fan (八寶飯), or “Eight Treasures Rice”, is a lavish Chinese dessert made from glutinous rice, red bean paste and eight kinds of fruits or nuts. It’s quite rich, and rightfully so! This ‘pudding’ is traditionally served on Chinese New Years to celebrate wealth, balance, and good things to come! The Eight Treasures’ name sake comes from the

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Bruschetta

There is something just so spectacular about Italian cookery. Italian food is synonymous with comfort. It is about celebrating the simplicity of each ingredient without pretentiousness or snobbery. Pizza and pasta, or canolis and gelato! You name it, I love it. And when I get a need to feed for Italian Cuisine, I always get Bruschetta

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Onigiri Umezuke (Pickled Plum Riceball)

There’s a certain memory from my childhood that I recall whenever I see or read about Onigiri. I must have been around 9 or so when my step-grandparents were visiting from Japan. Being that we were in Southern California at the time, we had decided to head up to Mt Big Bear to ride snow tires

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