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Italian orange rice cake

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

The Italian cuisine has a surprising number of similarities with the Chinese cuisine. The similarity of tortellini and wanton, ravioli and dumplings as well as risotto rice and Chinese round grain rice can not to be overlooked. You could argue about whether pasta was actually brought by Marco Polo from China to Italy (about this point, even the Italians do not have a common opinion) or whether risotto rice arrived in Italy via the Silk Road from China.

For me it does not really matter who owns the “copyright”, since I am quite well aware of how early in the human history the globalization has already taken place. Instead, the similarity between these two great cuisines is much more interesting for me. Continue reading

Gluten-free carrot rice cupcakes with chai latte frosting

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

Are you still looking for a sweet recipe for the Easter holidays? Now I have a gluten-free yet tasty recipe for you. 🙂

Carrot cakes or muffins are quite well known to everyone. But have you ever tried the ones made of rice flour? With a super delicious chai latte frosting on top?

The first time for me to get in touch with the Indian Marsala Chai was during my trip to India a few years back. At each crossing, on the adventurous country roads, on the crowded markets … everywhere in every city I could not miss the hawking: “Chai… Chai… Chai …”, shouted in a melodious and pleasant rhythm. The Chai boys were carrying a large pot and some aluminum cups with them, slowly walking barefoot through the crowd. Once someone gave a signal that he wanted to have a cup of Chai, the Chai boy poured the spicy tea zippily and elegantly into a cup and handed it to the thirsty customer.

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