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Prepping for a Congolese cooking class

In my car are a 62-year-old mother from Congo, her 27-year-old daughter, and their 18-year-old friend from Rwanda.
Shopping quest
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 24, 2010

A Congolese feast

I met Constance Kabaziga at the checkout at Mittapheap World Market. She was buying frozen cassava root and dried beans, and I really wanted to know what she was going to do them.
Beans and rice, with African flair
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 02, 2010

The queen of Cambodian cooking

Makara Meng, co-owner of Mittapheap World Market, welcomed me to her relative's suburban house in South Portland for an authentic Cambodian dinner.
Her friends call her 'So Peep'
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 25, 2009
exotic list

Hot exotic adventure tonight!

Unless you're a vegetarian or fried-pigskin-intolerant, I have an adventure for you. It requires about three hours. It's exotic, but does not require calling the phone numbers on the next few pages. Depending on who you are, it requires little or a lot
Shave cabbage, rub pork ribs, peel yuca, and more
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 28, 2009