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    New Hidden Underground Hollywood Indian Food Pop-Up Offers Home Cooking

    “Food has always been my love language,” says Akshada Rawat, owner and chef of home kitchen pop-up Dabbu. “I just love to cook, and to enjoy Indian food with everyone.” Rawat’s venture, serving weekly meals for homesick students and workers from India out of her Hollywood apartment, is a new twist on her life. The project only started in September and is still limited in scope; it’s an unlicensed home kitchen setup, for one, and Rawat also works as a digital marketing strategist when not preparing meals. What’s more, she has no formal restaurant experience whatsoever. But for people  

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    Smith: Many names, flavors for dumplings across globe | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith Dumplings are interestingly found in many world cuisines, each serving them in their own unique fashion. In a broad definition, dumplings are pieces of dough, which may be wrapped around a filling of meat, vegetables or fruits. Dumplings are generally made with flour or potatoes. Here in America, we typically know dumplings in the classic “chicken and dumplings” dish. Six simple ingredients, including flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, margarine and milk, are mixed to form a soft dough and dropped by spoonfuls into boiling soup or stew. Head to Poland and you’ll find pierogis, dumplings made with unleavened  

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    Internet Backs Wife Who Refuses to Cook After Husband Binned Her ‘Horrible’ Asian Cooking

    A wife has received widespread support online after she refused to cook for her husband anymore, after he binned her “horrible” Asian cooking. In a Reddit post, which has amassed 11,000 upvotes since being shared on Sunday, the woman revealed she and her partner had been married for a few months, after a long-distance relationship. While she didn’t specify where they’re currently based, she revealed her spouse is American while her family is originally from Asia, and her husband and his in-laws have only met a handful of times. When her relatives visit she always whips up a feast of  

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    Smith: Black walnuts | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith When I was growing up, we had an old black walnut tree next to our driveway that would drop walnuts causing me to trip over them while chasing my brother. I loathed this tree, especially when it was my turn to mow the grass, as I had to first rake the walnuts, wasting more of my precious time. Little did I know that we could have used these annoying nuts for delicious food. However, they’re a hard nut to crack. If you’re determined enough to remove the husk (hop in your vehicle and drive over them a few  

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    Guerrilla Street Food condiment combines bananas, mustard | Food and cooking

    The flavors and colors of Italy shine in the Crispy Shrimp Napoli at Bravo Cucina with its delightfully complex red charred tomato sauce, delicately coated butterfly shrimp, and bright green sliced onions.  Photo by Pat Eby Yield: Serves 8 as a shared appetizer 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, size 16-20 per pound, tails removed and bodies butterflied ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (divided) 1 (10-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes, well-drained 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt (divided) 1 teaspoon black pepper (divided) 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon honey 

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