Nicholas Cremin

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Kaiseki Cuisine: Japan's Artful Culinary Tradition Explained

What is Kaiseki Cuisine?<p>At the heart of kaiseki dining is the Japanese principle of <i>shun</i>, or taking ingredients at the peak of their freshness. Dishes …

Understanding Foreign Cultures by Eating Their Food

Few things are simple about international relations. The world's most studied state-to-state interactions are the result of decades, if not …

What Americans can learn from other food cultures

Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures. But what feeds <i>your</i> …

So you think you know Thai food?

Thanks to my time serving tables at Bangkok City in Boston, I can guarantee you Americans know more about Thai food than pad thai and <i>tom yum kung,</i> …

Bottoms up: The evolution of Thai spirits

For a country that is often described as fun loving and freewheeling, Thailand has never had much of a formal drinking culture. Unlike the French …

America's most historic food markets

Markets are often a foodie's first stop in a new city, offering an opportunity to taste many makers at once and become acquainted with the flavors, people and vibe of a destination. Many indoor markets preserve and showcase historic buildings, while outdoor farmers markets are frequently hosted in …