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Malaysian Rendang

January 25th, 2012 37 Comments

Lamb Rendang pictures (1 of 4)

It has been more than three years since I posted my Beef Rendang recipe. I am pleasantly …


Inspiratie door TOKO MAMMIE to be #smoor djawa ajam #rendang #sajoer boontjes #chinese kool 5-spices met oesterzwammen #eitje #komkommer in zuur

Beef Rendang Recipe (Rendang Daging)

September 30th, 2008 221 Comments

Beef Rendang (Rendang Daging) pictures (1 of 5)

I am sure many of my readers in Malaysia and Singapore have been …


Minangkabau Beef Rendang

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Ask an Indonesian, any Indonesian you meet, to name one dish that best represent their country, and most of them will …


My Own Life

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. The …

Oliver Sacks

This Aerial Video of a "Typical" San Francisco Morning is Anything But

Toby Harriman, founder of the creative collective Planet Unicorn and good friend of mine, just finished a beautiful aerial video featuring my …

Northern California

Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

Subjects taught to see 13 letters in specific colors.

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had …

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:

True then, true now.(Reddit / fryd_)

The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to …


The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

by Matt Duckor

Photo: Romulo Yanes

"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.

Absolutely not.

The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …


Forty Portraits in Forty Years

The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975. The latest image in the series is published here for the first time.

Scenes from the New American Dustbowl

Political conspiracies, water witches, Exodus-quoting priests, and angry, defeated farmers in California’s dying, droughted Central Valley.Continue …

Dust Bowl


Charlie is an 81-year-old media professor from New York who is recovering from bone marrow cancer and a major open-heart surgery. He decides to go to …