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2014 Festival Blog - Foodways

Foodways Friday: Swahili Rice Bread


The ingredients for this recipe come from 2014 Festival participant Fatma Ali Busaidy, whose traditional Swahili cooking from the eastRead More

July 25, 2014   No Comments

Foodways Friday: New Year’s Dumplings


Tian Yali, one of the paper-cutting artists from the Folklife Festival’s China program, brought her special recipe for dumplings toRead More

July 18, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Lemon Pan-Fried Tofu


Today’s pick from the Five Spice Kitchen is a vegetarian dish that blends fresh sweet and sour flavors. In someRead More

July 6, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Huaiyang Vegetarian ‘Kidney’


Huaiyang cooking is considered one of the four great traditions in Chinese cuisine, along with Cantonese, Shandong, and Sichuan. ItRead More

July 5, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Wonton Soup


During the first week of the Folklife Festival, Sunday’s theme was cultural diaspora, discussing how culture both changes and staysRead More

July 4, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from Kenya: Chapati


After the close of the Folklife Festival’s first weekend, the chefs of the Flavors of Kenya stage have shown ourRead More

July 3, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Rice Wine Yuanxiao


Today’s recipe comes from Five Spice Kitchen’s “Drinks and Desserts” session. Eating yuanxiao (round, sweet rice dumplings) is a favoriteRead More

July 2, 2014   No Comments

Fasting for Ramadan from a Kenyan Cook’s Perspective


Starting today, many of our Kenyan participants from the Swahili coast and other predominantly Islamic areas are observing Ramadan. Appropriately namedRead More

June 29, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Szechuan Hotpot


The Five Spice Kitchen has welcomed more and more visitors in the past few days. Even when a session ends,Read More

June 29, 2014   No Comments

Recipe from China: Pingqiao Tofu


China Foodway’s Five Spice Kitchen served up eight different traditional flavors yesterday, ranging from home-style dishes like pancakes with chiveRead More

June 28, 2014   No Comments