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Aileen Suzara Cracks Open Filipino Cuisine in Coconut Cooking Class

Coconut is the new pomegranate, prized not only for it’s flavor and versatility, but its health benefits as well. Coconut is also plays an important role in traditional Filipino cuisine. Second generation Filipina American, Aileen Suzara recently taught Cooking with Coconut class at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, featuring binakol, laing and palitaw. Continue reading

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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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