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Raspados (Shaved Ice): There’s a Drought in my Dessert

Flying in from the endless sprawl of Los Angeles, it’s difficult to think of a more dissimilar landscape than El Centro, in Imperial County, California. Well, that’s not true.  You’ve got glaciers.  And Pyongyang. The point is, Imperial County is … Continue reading

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Was it Potable?: Ais Kacang, the Food Pyramid of Shaved Ices

Sweet corn.  Evaporated milk.  Red kidney beans.  Agar-agar.  Azuki.  Ice cream.  Fruit syrup.  Peking duck.  Patatas bravas.  Sole meunière.  Where do the toppings stop??   Well, if you knew from the first few ingredients that this was ais kacang (bean ice), … Continue reading

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