August 16, 2017

The Rise of Halal Food Carts in NYC

Halal carts have seen a mushroom growth in New York City. (Photo by Tom Simpson, Creative Commons License)

The mushroom growth of halal carts have made their mark on New York City’s life and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. These carts are introducing Americans to cuisines of countries and regions which have traditionally been in the headlines for wrong reasons. Read More »

Oranges to the Rescue

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Orange is not just an incredible source of vitamin C. Its benefits go way beyond its taste. Read More »

12 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

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You can lose weight in absolutely natural way, if you become more imaginative about your eating habits and start exercising. Here are 12 foods that can help you shed those unwanted pounds faster. Read More »

Garlicky Cauliflower & Japanese Turnip Soup

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It’s time for soup! Root vegetable soup that makes you feel warm and cozy and just right. Soup that fills the house with the smell of roasting garlic, but doesn’t leave you wondering if you overdid it. Just soup that goes straight to your middle and makes you feel like you can (probably) handle 2015. Read More »

Five Facts You Don’t Know About Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee in Sirince. (Photo by jechstra, Creative Commons License)

Kaffa in South Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Of course, at that time Ethiopians weren’t drinking coffee. They were blending the coffee seeds and making dough from the seeds to use in food products. Only after many years did Yemen start to produce coffee. Read More »

FoodLense: The İstanbul-Berlin Döner Wars

German Chancellor Merkel is seen cutting döner from a spit. The döner industry, which is mostly in the hands of the Turkish community, sells nearly 300 tons daily in Germany.(Photo via Today's Zaman)

Turkish dish the döner has carved out a place for itself in modern German cuisine. It has surpassed the hamburger in Germany's fast food sector. Despite its Turkish roots, some people think the döner made in Germany is better than those made in Turkey. Read More »

FoodLense: The Star of Thanksgiving Dinner

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Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations, which includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. But making a delicious turkey remains central to the tradition. Here is one recipe to add taste to your Thanksgiving dinner table. Read More »

FoodLense: The Story of Harisa to Haleem

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Haleem, nihari and biryani are robustly rustic, and before they were refined to lavishly lay on the table of royalty in the subcontinent they were cantonment foods; fit to feed the Army battalions. Read More »

Turkish Delight: Baked Eggplant Kebab

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The Turkish city of Gaziantep is known for its eggplant kebab which is normally made on grill and tastes even better. But this one is also extremely good. Read More »

Almost Afghan! Roasted Salmon With Dill and Cilantro

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Landlocked Afghanistan may not have salmon on top of its national cuisine, but improvisation in recipes can give the fish a unique Afghan flavor. Read More »