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Sambal, a Pungent Reminder of Home and Hardship

In Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian cooking, sambal ikan bilis is a must-have condiment alongside nasi lemak, a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and served with spicy curry, crisp fried anchovies, toasted peanuts, a hard-boiled egg and sliced fresh cucumbers. Sambal is as adaptable as the indigenous cooks who …

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Here’s Why Portugal Is All Over Your Instagram Feed

It’s summertime, so we’re deep in vacation mode, with many people getting away from their routines back home. And there’s one destination in Europe where many vacationers have recently been flocking. If you follow any travel-savvy people (and even just regular friends) on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed they’ve posted stunning …

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Canned Treats – The New York Times

Front Burner Big-name wineries are increasingly canning their wines, joining craft ciders and beers on retailer shelves. CreditSonny Figueroa/The New York Times Beer in cans? Of course. Wine in cans is a somewhat newer phenomenon. But before you dismiss it all as plonk — which, until recently might have been …

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