Category Archives: gluten-free food

Thy Tran’s Asian Cooking Classes Highlight Techniques to Empower Students

Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking at OACC and 18 Reasons focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science. Interview with Thy Tran. Continue reading

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Immerse Yourself in a World of Asian Flavors at Richmond’s Pacific East Mall

Take your palate on a trip of exotic Asian flavors at nearby Pacific East Mall in Richmond. Dine in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese or Thai restaurants. And sample sweets from around the globe. Adventurous cooks and homesick transplants will find almost any Asian ingredient at 99 Ranch. Continue reading

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Tasting Singapore’s Sweets — in Oakland too

A recent trip to Singapore opened up a wonderland of sweet treats, including refreshingly cold Ice Kachang and Chendol and warming sweet bean soups and coconut milk with yam and coconut jelly. Several of these special desserts can also be found in Oakland’s Chinatown, if you know where to look. Continue reading

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Hot on the Taro Trail

Taro-obsessed, East Bay writer goes hunting for ethnic restaurants that cook up this tropical plant in various incarnations and details her Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hawaiian discoveries, both savory and sweet. Continue reading

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My Mom’s Chiles Rellenos – A Mexican Immigrant’s Story

Ten poblano chiles sit scorching on a comal (a flat Latin American griddle) on top of a small stove, filling the cozy apartment kitchen near Mills College with an enticing, spicy aroma. “I do it this way because when my … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Poke Leaps Across Cultural Boundaries

Vanessa’s Bistro serves a superb Tuna Salmon Poke that melds elements from Hawaiian, Japanese and Mexican cuisines with chef Vanessa Dang’s Vietnamese twist. Continue reading

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Socca – A Cross-Cultural Culinary Catch

Socca, a gluten-free chickpea flatbread is a popular street food of Nice, France. Guest blogger, Jeannette Ferrary describes its cross-cultural roots and provides a simple recipe for this delicate, sultry crepe with a nutty taste. Continue reading

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