It’s Soup Season!

Ever since my husband and I have become “empty nesters”, I’ve been dying to try some new soup recipes. You know, the kind of soup that I wouldn’t have dared to fix when my kiddos were little. They would only eat chili, vegetable (but would eat around the veggies) and chicken noodle. I like to thumb through magazines and […]

Bibliotaste: Fictional Feasts

I was reading The Paris Review, chopstick-extended fingers trying to navigate a flailing noodle into my mouth while bypassing the space over my keyboard when I came across an article entitled Hemingway’s Hamburger. The author, Cheryl Lu-Tien Tan, describes kneading a mixture of meat, capers, and spices into a patty described by a recipe for […]

Food, travel, and life in On the Noodle Road

Who invented the noodle? Did Marco Polo introduce noodles to Italy from China? Jen Lin-Liu who owns a Chinese cooking school found herself asking the same questions while on her honeymoon in Italy. Marco Polo did not introduce the noodles, but beyond that it gets fuzzy, so she decided to embark on a long trek that would follow the Silk Road…