Author Archives: Rachel

January 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Check out this beauty we made for New Year’s Eve!  My friends and I used the same recipe we used to make the rainbow cake in London, Simple White Cake.  The only difference is that instead of adding food coloring, we added sprinkles.  We also added streusel on the top.  Here is the recipe for […]

November 30th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I was pondering a lot about your recent post about how difference cultures can mix together.  United States actually presents a great example of how different cultures can blend together, as the country is known as the “melting pot” and most residents are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.  Food from different cultures are not only […]

November 28th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Because Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collided tonight, my family and friends lighted the candles on a very special menorah known as “Menurkey.”  The word “Menurkey” came from “menorah” and “turkey.”  Because turkey is the symbol of Thanksgiving and the main dish we eat at the feast, people created menorahs in a shape of a turkey to […]

November 28th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

What is happening today in America is a prime example of how different cultures can indeed be meshed together.  Today it is not only Thanksgiving but also the first day of Hanukkah.  It is known as Thanksgivukkah.  This is a once in a lifetime celebration because the last time the first day of Hanukkah occurred […]

October 31st, 2013 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »


When I saw a sign by a cafe saying they have pumpkin shakes, it made my day! I immediately went inside the cafe and ordered it. The pumpkin shake was so good. It tasted like pumpkin cheesecake.

October 31st, 2013 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Talking about fortune cookies was quite amusing.  Our conversation does teach us that every country in the world has stereotypes, and we have to be cautious about how we judge other cultures.  This experience confirms why traveling and talking to locals from other countries are so important. While I saw KFC on every block and […]

December 26th, 2011 by | | No Comments »

It’s because Chinese restaurants are one of the few restaurants that are opened on Christmas day.  Almost every place in America is normally shut down on Christmas day.  So, Jews and also Chinese and other ethnic groups who do not celebrate Christmas are left with nothing to do but stay at home or go out […]

December 25th, 2011 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

Hey Sophia!  Did you know that it is a tradition for Jews to go out for dinner at Chinese restaurants on Christmas day?

December 22nd, 2011 by | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

…Not much different from London, is it?

December 22nd, 2011 by | Tags: | No Comments »