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Cookbook Giveaway: Simple Asian Meals

Kick up the flavor of a familiar healthy eating standby with Ginger-Balsamic Salmon. Photograph by Romulo Yanes.

A craving for Asian takeout doesn’t have to mean the end of your healthy eating resolutions. With the new cookbook Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook, Asian food expert Nina Simonds shares more than 100 easy, wholesome and healthy recipes for Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese favorites. From soups, stews and casseroles to stir-fried and grilled dishes, eating well will be easy with these vibrantly flavored Asian foods.

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Lucky Rice Festival: Celebrating Asian Cuisine

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Photo: Jason Chau

Last week, Cooking Channel staff was fortunate enough to attend the second-annual LUCKYRICE Festival, an exciting, week-long tribute to the incredible diversity of Asian culinary culture.

The NYC-based festival featured truly unique events hosted by talented chefs who specialize in Asian cuisine, including Iron Chef Morimoto,  chef Ming Tsai, and Cooking Channel’s own Ching-He Huang (see the full list or participants here).

Here are some highlights from the event:

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Pix Potluck: White Beech Mushrooms

Cooking Channel fan Alex Lopez shared this pic with us of fresh buna shimeji, or white beech mushrooms, for a Japanese ramen dish.

A bowl of hot noodle soup sounds pretty good right about now, especially with mushrooms as fresh as these.

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DIY Asian Dumplings

Pork and Cabbage Dumplings Steamed dumplings make a great at-home dim sum treat.

Dumpling making is the perfect project for a Chinese New Year celebration, a Valentine’s Day dinner-for-two or any ho-hum weekend at home. Rolling the wrappers, mixing up fillings and all that folding, crimping and shaping can be the ultimate social activity – it’s surprisingly easy and even misshapen mistakes make good eats.

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Cooking the Channel: Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burger with Lemongrass and Lime from Bill's Holiday

Chicken Burger with Lemongrass and Lime from Bill's Holiday

We’re blazing our way through Cooking Channel recipes, one show at a time. Hope you’re cooking along! Leave links to your blogs and post pictures to Facebook.

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Chinese Food Made Easy: 5 Quick Wok Tips

Ching-He Huang (and friend) -- Chinese Food Made Easy

Ching-He Huang (and friend) -- Chinese Food Made Easy

Given the array of spices, sauces and condiments that color the landscape of Asian cuisine, it’s easy to forget that Chinese cuisine needn’t be difficult. That’s where Ching-He Huang comes in…

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