Convents and monasteries in 19th-century Portugal used large quantities of egg whites for starching nuns’ habits and monks’ cassocks and the leftover egg yolks were turned into cakes and pastries, such as Lisbon's world famous pastéis de natas.
Feeling burned out on cooking? Try this quick meal made with a few eclectic ingredients that work surprisingly well together.
Lemongrass confetti and pandan extract (similar to vanilla extract) infuse these simple sugar cookies with unique flavors. Decorate them with colorful sprinkles or other favorite toppings.
A tangle of fried noodles and a squeeze of lime liven up this dinner party dish, creating a tasty mélange of sweet, sour, salty flavors and lovely contrasting textures.
Use these clever meatballs in spaghetti sauce for an everyday dinner, or tossed with a sweet and spicy tamarind sauce for a party appetizer. Your family or guests will never guess they're half tofu!
Food is a powerful thing, and a certain dish can spark memories from years ago. This mango salad recipe from Vietnam works great as an appetizer or light side.
Black sesame seeds, almost akin to dark chocolate or French roast coffee, have a toastier, nuttier flavor than white sesame seeds and are a favorite in Asian desserts.
There's still time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Stuff egg rolls with a chicken and veggie filling, and deep fry them for crispy treat to dip in a sweet and sour sauce.
In Chineses households it's believed that eating these sweet cookies will bring good fortune as well as sweetness in the upcoming year. Celebrate the Year of Snake with a batch of homemade pineapple tarts.