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…

Back to School (and work) Lunches

Are you in a brown-paper-bag-peanut-butter-sandwich-slump? Well then this is for you! Even if you are not sending kids or yourself back to school, once in a while we all can use inspiration for weekday lunches. Below are a few recommendations found in the Cooking Neighborhood and in the blogosphere. Bento Boxes 10-Minute Bento by Megumi […]

Cooking With Fresh Food From the Farmer's Market

My favorite part of Summer is the abundance of fresh, local produce available for months on end. Yes, you can find local produce the rest of the year, but there is nothing like juicy, succulent tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, fresh herbs, did I mention tomatoes? You get the idea. A wonderful offering of Topeka & Shawnee […]