Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

Fulbright ETAs Hannah Carr and Davina Chen were featured in a Malaysian TV documentary on TV3 on July 7, 2012. (The popular stall food nasi goreng U.S.A. actually has nothing to do with America, rather it refers to the dish's ingredients of udang, sotong, and ayam - shrimp, squid, and chicken - but we won't … Continue reading Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

Guest Article: Malaysian Cooking Classes – A Recipe for Better Cross-Cultural Understanding

by Blake Phillips Pomona College One of the clichés of traveling around the world is that food is an important part of pretty much every society.  However, there are certain societies in which food takes on an outsize role due to a combination of cultural, historical, religious, and economic factors.  Malaysia happens to be one … Continue reading Guest Article: Malaysian Cooking Classes – A Recipe for Better Cross-Cultural Understanding