By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall <!–more–>my previous silly assumptions, and then I cherish the joyful moments and appreciate all the incredible work of my high school classmates who planned our reunion. I graduated from Sacred Heart Canossian […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Salmon, mackerel, tuna You get the idea—fish! Not only is that piece of salmon a healthy, lower-calorie alternative to red meat, all those omega-3 fatty acids are like a lubricant for the brain.
The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Marco Polo went to China in the 13th century and introduced pizza and noodles to the Europeans. Marco had inspired me to visit Venice last October, but the inspiration I got from Venice turned out to be something else.
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic,
By Staff The Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business.
By Assunta Ng What does Thanksgiving mean to immigrants who have lived in America for decades like me?
Since 1939, farmers across the world have been using pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides to protect their crops, increase their yield each year, and turn a profit. These pesticides are used on different kinds of plants, fruits, and vegetables. But within the last decade, an organic craze has swept the developed world. The question is: Is growing food organically better for the environment than growing food with pesticides? …
Dinner is served, and sea cucumber is the main course. You’re probably not thinking, “Mmm, delicious!” because, at least on first sight, this reddish, slug-like sea creature just does not look appetizing. However, it is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Asia is where you can find some of the most exotic foods in the world, ranging from deep fried grasshoppers to Indonesian bats …