Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sticky Fig Roll Cake

I was familiar with Fig Newtons long before I knew what a fig looked like—and much less how the honeyed flesh of a fresh one tasted! Little did I know, they’re Nabisco’s non-exotic lunchbox versions of the ancient Egyptian fig roll.  With … Continue reading

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Jamaican Ginger Cake

When learning about a foreign country, one of the most telling and fascinating aspects to observe is the natives’ treatment of the cultural minorities there—how they are spoken of, interacted with, portrayed by the media. Where I left behind the late-night Cuban diners of South Florida, … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Courgette Moussaka

Since uni officially let out for the summer, I couldn’t remember the last time I properly set aside a whole morning to experiment in the kitchen. The bulk of my travels are over now, but this new internship is keeping me busy … Continue reading

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