Buuz, khuushuur and suutei tsai on a table in Mongolia.

Food and mood · how what I eat affects how I feel

What happens when, try as you might, you really don’t get along with a country’s food? That’s pretty much what ...
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Egg buns cooking in metal molds in Bangladesh

Eating in Bangladesh: making connections through food

The edible highlight of my time in Bangladesh was a Bengali New Year’s Day lunch with new friends. The lowlight; ...
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Meetha paratha in Bangladesh where it's sometimes a breakfast treat.

What’s for breakfast in….Bangladesh?

A mood altering and ghee-ful breakfast awaited me in Bangladesh, where when the parathas are good they’re very good. Parathas ...
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A plate of tarkaris with boiled egg.

What’s for breakfast in…Nepal?

Breakfast in Nepal? Hmmmh. It's complicated. Disclaimer: Ok, so right off the bat I have to say that breakfast-wise Nepal ...
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Dal pakwan crisp breads

What’s for breakfast in….North India?

A light breakfast was not something I managed to find in Northern India; here things tend to be hot, heavy ...
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Sri Lanka: King of Coconuts

Food is often a good barometer for understanding a country. When it comes to certain foods passions run high, on ...
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Sagu dosa in Mysore

What’s for breakfast in…South India?

A lot of South Indian breakfasts revolve around the theme of fermented batter – steamed or fried into some tasty breakfast ...
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What’s for breakfast in…Sri Lanka?

Breakfasts in Sri Lanka are like the country's landscape - bright and fresh and scattered with coconut. There are also plenty of ...
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