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  If Proust had been Chinese instead of French we might all wax eloquent about ginger-scallion sauce instead of Madeleines. This condiment, a humble but wondrous concoction, elicits squeals of delight and swooning beyond any rational explanation. Francis Lam suggests you might even find your sofa edible with the right spoonful. Pat Tanumihardja’s Asian Grandmothers […]

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Somen are a such a summer treat we used to beg Mom to make them. They’re so cool and comforting on a hot summer day. A little umami in the light broth and a touch of grated fresh ginger give them zing. The only drawback was patience. We had none and they require a little. […]

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