Pearl Ma sets up her iPhone stand at her kitchen in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon for The Washington Post)
Pearl Ma sets up her iPhone stand at her kitchen in New York City. (Jeenah Moon for The Washington Post)


Pearl (Yiping) Ma draws you into her TikTok with the words, “Hey foreigners, let’s traumatize Italians.” Off the bat, she’s every Italian grandmother’s worst nightmare: She threatens to break the linguine but instead cuts the cooked pasta with a knife, then breaks an egg on top before brushing Chinese soybean paste and oyster sauce onto the thin strips.

But then she starts to explain. “Pasta is a lot

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Product Type:
Food & Beverages
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Recall Reason Description

Undeclared Wheat and Soy

Company Name:
Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
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Company Announcement

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is recalling 17.6 oz packages of Marutomo Dashi Soup Base because they may contain undeclared wheat and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was distributed in California and Nevada

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Ann Arbor resident Haluthai “Thai” Inhmathong, owner of the pop-up Thai restaurant Basil Babe, understands food’s power to connect people to her culture. Since she started her pop-up during the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s been striving to bring her community closer together through her cuisine. And she’s just one of many Ann Arbor culinary visionaries using Asian food to nourish understanding and bonding between cultures.

“Giving people a taste of home leads to so many opportunities for a happier community,” Inhmathong says. “We’re lucky to be in an area where there are all these different types of cuisine that we

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When 27-year-old Hetal Vasavada was faced with a rice challenge on “MasterChef” Season 6, she knew exactly what to do. “Everyone’s panicking, like, ‘I don’t know what to make.’ But all I could think about was khichdi,” she says with a laugh.

Vasavada intimately knows the power of good khichdi. When she was a child, her grandmother would feed her heaping spoonfuls of the South Asian staple made from rice and lentils — with “a crap-ton of ghee,” of course. She and her family also attended khichdi parties, where other families proudly shared batches of their generational

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Leading venture accelerator Brinc and Asian culinary platform DayDayCook have announced they will be investing $10 million in sustainable, animal-free foodtech companies through the Good Food Accelerator Program.

The program, operated by Brinc, will help to fund 45 startups over the next three years. Additionally, Brinc has invested $500,000 in DayDayCook, bolstering the alliance between the two companies.

“We are excited to support more founders who are looking to scale alternate protein products”

Applications for the accelerator program are now open. Successful startups will receive at least $200,000 and will gain access to Brinc and DayDayCook’s network of later-stage investors,

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  • Insider spoke with a dietitian and chef to on how to add vegetables to and cut fat in South Asian meals.
  • Ethnic food is not inherently “unhealthy,” and making use of cultural recipes can add important nutrients.
  • Balancing carbs with veggies and protein and cutting down on fat can lead to long-term health benefits.

As a health reporter and a Pakistani-American, dinner time can sometimes feel like a conundrum.

I want to eat the food I grew up with while getting all my nutrients and fiber. Pakistani food, along with all ethnic food, is not inherently

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