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Edible flowers in Assam

Assam India

Bitter flowers are [eaten] in Asia. In Assam, northeast India, these flowers are used as food. It's simply made and tasty ; village people like these flowers. They are unique vegetables -- called... Read more

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Bokksu, the Japanese Snack Box (Product Review) Laura Siciliano-Rosen June 6, 2018

Contents of Japanese snack box Bokksu

Disclosure: Bokksu sent us a sample box free of charge. All opinions are honest and our own (also: unpaid).

A new culinary subscription box (there are so many now!) was recently brought to our attention: Bokksu, a monthly curated selection of gourmet snacks from Japan built around a seasonal theme. Already fans of gourmet Japanese confectionery Minamoto Kitchoan in NYC—not to mention frequent buyers of Japanese-style rice crackers from our local Asian grocery store—we couldn’t wait to try this one.

The “Blossoming Spring” box we received had a strong cherry blossom, or sakura, theme—not a surprise given it was April, that wondrous time of year when Japanese cherry trees the...

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A French Charcuterie Playdate (Product Review) Laura Siciliano-Rosen June 24, 2016

Charcuterie spread for a happy-hour playdate, with meats from Les Trois Petits Cochons

Disclosure: Les Trois Petits Cochons sent us samples of this product free of charge. All opinions are honest and our own (also: unpaid).

Daily life at EYW headquarters has changed quite a bit since we’ve had kids. Gone are the wide-open days (and nights) for tackling website and other freelance work; the hours at the gym; the eons of minutes available for deciding what to do for dinner. Now it’s a juggling act of babysitters and preschool; working during naps, squeezing in playground time, and scrambling to make dinner while keeping the crawling baby safe (from both his older brother and himself). An occasional respite during that hectic after-school time is a magic thing called...

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Jackfruit: It’s What’s for Dinner (Product Review) Laura Siciliano-Rosen May 20, 2016

Carnitas-style jackfruit over rice, from Upton's Naturals.

In this new occasional series, we’ll review international food products on the market that our readers may be interested in. Disclosure: Upton’s Naturals sent us samples of this product free of charge. All opinions are honest and our own (also: unpaid).

If you’ve seen jackfruit before, you’re unlikely to forget it: It’s going to be the largest fruit in any spread. I see it all the time here in Queens, where we have a sizable Asian population, a hulking greenish-yellow fruit with spiky reptilian skin. But despite vague memories of tasting—and loving—sweet, ripe jackfruit in Vietnam once upon a time, and even stronger memories of an excellent cardamom-scented jackfruit appetizer at...

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On Our Radar: Culinary Subscription Boxes Laura Siciliano-Rosen May 3, 2014

Carnivore Club subscription box contents

A new trend in the culinary world is making it a lot easier to taste local delicacies from far-flung  places: food-filled subscription boxes that show up at your doorstep every month or so. While we’ll always be proponents of going out and tracking food down, we have to admit it’s super fun to get a box of food in the mail. Here are two that we recently tried.

CARNIVORE CLUB; ; $50/month for members

Toronto-based Carnivore Club bills itself as “the ultimate meat of the month club for discerning individuals,” which is to say people who are interested in receiving handsomely boxed monthly shipments of high-quality, artisanal charcuterie from purveyors...

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