Monthly Archives: November 2011

Favorite Dish of Spain

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Internship Spain with Kaeli Gattens

There’s nothing better than a traditional Paella from Spain. It’s best if it’s cooked slowly over an open flame, but if that makes you nervous, cooking over medium hot charcoals works just as well! There are many variations of ingredients in Paella, but traditionally chicken, pork, squid, mussels, clams and shrimp as well of lots of veggies are what make up this tasty rice dish. Really the ingredients depend on the region in Spain you are in and whatever ingredients are more available. If you are close to the coast, the more likely you are to see more seafood. Whereas if you’re further inland, you’ll probably see more meat.

The trick with this dish is cooking the rice perfectly. People crave that crispy texture of the rice on the bottom of the pan with sticky, moist rice for the rest of the dish!

Homemade Noodles in China

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Internship China with Meghann Lau

Meghann is currently participating on the Internship China program. Below she describes some of her favorite food that she discovered! Noodles are an essential part of Chinese cooking. There are a wide variety and the ingredients and preparation often vary by region. Looks like Meghann found a gem of a restaurant!

“The pictures show two different “la mian,” or pulled noodles, dishes. They are from my favorite little hole in the wall shop about 15 minutes from my apartment! The noodles are all handmade by an awesome Muslim-Chinese family when you order.”

Tudou Niu Rou Mian Noodles

Hongqiao Niu Rou Mian Noodles

Homemade Noodles