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    How to Make Youtiao, Chinese Doughnuts, the Fried Breadsticks Recipe

    Today let’s learn to cook youtiao! Youtiao (said yo-tee-ow) are also called Chinese doughnuts or fried breadsticks. The ingredients are fairly simple—flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and water—but the process is quite time consuming. It can take up to 9 hours. But regardless, the results are priceless.

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    CiCi’s Food Paradise: Guilt-Free Tofu Brownie Recipe

    Mie Okuda, the executive chef of Momokawa in Kips Bay, has created a series of healthy recipes to satisfy body, soul, and palate.


    “Enjoying foods is a gift to our lives,” said Okuda, the author of the healthy recipe e-book “Thinking of You.”


    When it comes to dieting, Okuda doesn’t believe in

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    Chinese Steamed Scallops and a Secret I Never Thought I’d Tell


    Over the last two years of filming a food show in different restaurants, there’s one question I always ask chefs: “Do you have any scallop dishes?”

    I’m sure people think I’m a big fan of scallops. That much is true, but it isn’t the real reason. I’ll tell you why in

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    Miracle Noodles to Lose Weight: a Dream Comes True!


    Spring is the season where everything awakens. For me it’s like a dream come true, because I’ve been dreaming about it all winter long. In my dream, I imagine walking out my door, and being greeted by tender blooming flowers and foliage emerging from the earth—the sweet smell of flowers

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    The Best Shoyu Ramen & Chasu Recipe, 12 Hours of Love and Patience


    When I was in elementary school in Thailand, on a typical Friday at 12am the lights were all turned off at home, and everyone had gone to bed. Everything was silent. But in the background, you also heard the singing sound of crickets, mosquitoes flying by, and the fan moving

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    【美食天堂】Aldea Portuguese & Slik Cake Cupcakes 型男主厨的葡式料理


    本集推薦二家餐廳:Aldea是位於曼哈頓的一家葡萄牙風格米其林一星餐廳,“Aldea”在西班牙語中是鄉村的意思,如同它的名字一樣,餐廳風格融合了鄉村的質樸和米其林餐廳的精緻。「Silk Cakes」的蛋糕以亞洲特色為主要賣點。主廚Judy善用亞洲傳統的口味作為蛋糕基底,像是抺茶,芝麻,泰式奶茶口味。

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    The Best Korean Fried Chicken Wings and Drumsticks Gluten Free Soy Garlic Sauce Recipe

    What comes to your mind when I say fried chicken? Fried chicken has always been one of my favorite comfort foods. I know what you are thinking, looking at my size, you probably don’t believe me. But what can I say? It’s true! Fried chicken has accompanied me through many

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