Food Matters Newsletter

Food Matters: TransLingua’s Food Blog
“eat. drink. give thanks…” was our motto last year at Thanksgiving. This inspired us to go a step further and share our love of international food. During the cold winter months we got busy and started collecting blog entries from our staff, brainstormed with our web designer about content and design, and now we are just about to put the finishing touches on our new home page featuring our blog.

We are happy to announce the launch of Food Matters in September of 2015. This blog is not just for the exchange of recipes. It is much more.



New Employee: Francesca Turus
Francesca was born in Italy. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Trieste in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature (English and Russian). At the University of Udine she earned a Master’s Degree in Translation and Cultural Mediation (Russian and German). She moved to New York City to work as an in-house translator for a Manhattan law firm and as a freelance translator.

Korean Cuisine Crash Course: Top 10 Dishes to Know
To the uninitiated, Korean food can appear intimidatingly complex. Here’s a top 10 list of distinctly Korean dishes that will demystify this amazing cuisine.

NYC’s 10 Best French Restaurants & Brasseries
Who doesn’t love a Top Ten list? Especially when it’s this delicious…

Quiz: What Country Is This Cuisine From?
A fun test of your international food knowledge.

Quiz: What Is Your Food Nationality?
This quiz asks what food and flavors you love —and then tells you what your “food nationality” is.

How Does Swiss Cheese Get Its Holes?
“It’s the hardest cheese to make well,” says Stephanie Clark, “There are so many steps in the process, and the list of things that can go wrong is almost endless.”

The Mysterious Sausage That Even Presidents Can’t Resist
The dish most associated with the US capital is something called a half-smoke.

Beyond Potstickers: Around the World in Dumplings
There’s something extraordinarily satisfying about biting into a perfect dumpling—the tug of dough, the burst of steam, that first hit of flavorful filling…

The Taco That’s Taking The US By Storm
The Korean-Mexican mashup took off in Los Angeles thanks to Twitter and a fleet of food trucks. Is the dish a passing fad or here to stay?

The Quest For The Perfect Pad Thai
A fan of Thailand’s national dish scours Bangkok to find the greatest version – and to learn about the dish’s intriguing past.

What Makes Thai Street Food so Good?
Thai food out of a cart far exceeds anything in a restaurant. It’s spicier, more aromatic, and adventurous in a way only street food can be. It’s just too bad there’s no air conditioning.

Around the World in Pancakes
Pancakes take myriad forms around the world, from delicate French crêpes sprinkled with sugar to spongy, sour Ethiopian injera to chewy-crisp Japanese okonomiyaki.

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food, by Charles Phan
“It has a little bit of everything—history of the restaurant, incredible photographs, recipes I’m dying to try.” —Dana Cowin, Food & Wine