English: Asafoetida, Yellow Powder, Devil’s Dung Hindi: हींग (hīng) Bengali: হিং (hiṅ) Malayalam: കായം (kāyaṃ) Tamil: பெருங்காயம் (perunkayam) French: Merde du Diable German: Teufelsdreck Dutch: Duivelsdrek Afrikaans: Duiwelsdrek Swedish: Dyvelsträck Finnish: Pirunpaska, Pirunpihka Estonian: Juudavaik Turkish: Şeytan tersi, Şeytan boku,…
As mentioned in my previous post on “The Holy Grail for Male Asian Hair“, the Male Asian hair is one of the most difficult to style. It is thick, stubborn, and points straight into the sky no matter how much…
English: Baby Purple Artichoke, Fiesole Artichoke Italian: Carciofo violetto Artichokes belong to a species of thistle and the edition part of the plant is the flower bud. Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes were eaten by the ancient Greeks and Roman….
Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको is a very simple Nepalese snack. Some people call it a “salad” but it is not entirely accurate. The reason being Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको is enjoyed either as a side dish, or simply with cold beer. There are a thousand variety of Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको , according to my Nepalese grocer Pratap, but this is the simplest way to make it.
Once widely available from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the Bath Asparagus is not an asparagus ( Asparagus officinalis) but part of the lily family.
Now a rare plant in the wild, it is only found in the UK in some places such as the south of Bath. Hence the English name “Bath Asparagus”. It is believed that the plant was introduced to Bath by the Romans two thousand years ago.
The turnip is a root vegetable originating from Europe, but it reached China very early on, around two thouand years ago. Today, the Chinese turnip is naturalised in China and is mainly grown and eaten in the Zhenan 浙南 region (the southern part of the Zhejiang 浙江 province that has a mild temperate climate).