• Souperinspiration | Japanese style vegan sweet potato curry

    My Souper Inspiration Festivalo Karaimo World (1-1 Gofuku-cho, Kagoshima City (Tenmonkan) Karaimo (“potatoes from China”; “Kara” refers to China, “Imo” is the Japanese word for potatoes) or satsumaimo is Japanese for sweet potato. Hah, the understated vegetable that has been tagged as poor man’s food in Asia. Well, no one would have guessed that this […]

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  • Catalan Chicken Stew with Prunes

    The inspiration behind Catalan Chicken stew with prunes: In Corca, Catalan Country, we stayed with a family in their 500 year-old home, Casa Matilda. As we were chatting over breakfast, I asked the family what would be a traditional Catalan soup. Without hesitation, she told me it was Escudella I carn d’Olla, something they would always eat […]

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  • Vegan Arroz Samfaina La Cassola Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola

    The inspiration behind Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola. The Rocas brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant and given 3 Michelin Stars. I have heard that it is a year’s wait to dine there since each service sits only 45 thereabout. I had the privilege to dine at their parents’ […]

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  • Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew

    Inspiration behind Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew: When we were in Zaragoza, capital of Aragon, we were asked by the front desk where we had been. We accounted our visit to Basque Country of Donostia and Bilboa, and he chuckled and said “It will never be the same again.” I truly understand why he said so. Inspired by […]

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