dashoffood is getting a boost of inspiration from my lovely and talented friend @berryshine . I cooked a family classic passed down from my dad to me by osmosis for her lovely project to empower herself to grow her blog and photography passions. We both took turns with food styling and learning from one another. Thank you Tracy for engaging me and inspiring me! xo..vancouver igersvancouver vancouver inmemory chickenmushroom rice homecooking faitavecamour madewithlove pnw familylove ingredients ginger heritage familyrecipe myrecipe cookbook cook miseenplace instafood ilovefood food chicken hakka hakkafood foodporn foodlover foodpic foodphotography foodporn foodculture

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Part of what I love about food is the cultural ethnography that comes along with it. My close friends sometimes bring me small food items from their travels and I absolutely adore it. I get to take a peek into another culture and what they eat, why and where it derived from. Here a spice and nut accoutrement from a region where a famous opera singer is from or resides and a very Aussie item, a premade pavlova mixture which kind of blew my mind. The instant upon receiving my mind raced with questions, how did this come about, why is it necessary and would it be worth the minutes saves from having to beat the egg whites? I’m saving this for a rainy day to experiment with and research more about its existence, it will be a fun day ?Should any of you have knowledge about these two items, share with me please ?

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One of the perks with travel is that I get the windows of opportunity to seek out new foods and drink. With business travel that perk is often harder to obtain, with being on work schedules and rushing around without much personal at all. Here I managed a 20 min lunch break walk away from the factory to the local neighbourhood street market. Two other people joined me on my adventure, factory hq staffers a visiting from Taiwan. We came across this dried food snack vendor and we all grinned big smiles. Such fresh variety of local dried fruits, nuts, and seafood (mostly fish and squid). We tasted as many things as we could then purchased an array of nuts and plums before we rushed back for our jam packed afternoon of things to do. So glad for the chance experience.

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