John Eng-Wong

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Roundtable Report: “Globalization of Asian Cuisines”

To celebrate the publication of “Globalization of Asian Cuisines: Transnational Networks and Culinary Contact Zones,” three of the edited volume’s …

Japanese Food

Air China LAX-Singapore $475, Bangkok $447, Asiana $517 Hong Kong

Star Alliance member airlines United, Air China, ANA and Asiana have low fares to several southeast Asia airports at $447 to $599 round trip. …

How it feels when white people shame your culture's food -- then make it trendy

When I’m craving comfort food, I’ll take my father’s ngau lam over mac and cheese any day. Although it takes the better part of a day to prepare, his Cantonese braised brisket stew always soothes my stomach and my soul.<p>I love the cooking process almost more than the flavor. My father cuts a square …

Food & Dining

Chinese Historical Society of America

"Wander into any town in the US, no matter how small and remote, and you’re likely to find at least one Chinese restaurant. In fact, there are more …

The Man Who Spent A Year Studying Xiao Long Bao

More than a year in the making, a print project takes Science to the streets. 16 months, 53 restaurants and 7.235 kg of xiao long bao later…

Food & Dining

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty

<b>READING LIST:</b><p>Liam Matthew Brockey, <i>Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579-1724</i> (Harvard University Press, 2007)<p>C. R. Boxer (ed.), <i>South China in the Sixteenth Century</i> (first published 1953; Orchid Press, 2006)<p>Timothy Brook, <i>Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the</i> …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Long Weekend in Providence, Rhode Island

If you're looking for a big-city restaurant scene with small-town charm, Providence, Rhode Island, meets the criteria with its seemingly endless …