About Jeffrey Alford | Naomi Duguid

Jeffrey Alford | Naomi Duguid

Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford are avid travelers, cooks, photographers, and writers who've worked together since meeting in Tibet in 1985. Their interest lies in understanding staple foods in their cultural context, and the duo were recently the subject of an award-winning documentary by Jacques Menard called "The Recipe Diaries." They've coauthored half a dozen cookbooks, including Hot Sour Salty Sweet, a James Beard Cookbook of the Year.

Pomelo Salad Recipe

Pomelo Salad

The sweetly sour exuberance of this salad gives us a shivery chill that we crave nonstop—even in the dead of winter.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Ginger and Carrot Stir-Fry

Ginger and Carrot Stir-Fry

There’s nothing wallflowerish about this stir-fry, not with its gingery zing of tongue-tingling, sinus-clearing, tummy-settling ginger. Nothing at all.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Classic Pad Thai

Classic Pad Thai

Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
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Thai Chile-Vinegar Sauce | Nam Som

A little tart, a little sweet, and a little hot, this Thai staple is both dipping and drizzling sauce. One taste and you’ll understand why it’s a classic.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

Succumb to this simple, satiating, seductive Vietnamese tradition. Known as ca phe sua da, it’s just coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 24
Szechuan-Spice Rubbed Pork

Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this easy-peasy Weeknight Winner™, a kicky mix of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg is rubbed over a pork butt then all is deliciously roasted.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5
Tibetan Rice Pudding Recipe

Tibetan Apple and Honey Rice Pudding

Based on the rice pudding traditionally served in Tibet, this recipe turns out a thick, rich, honeyed dessert that’s enticing any time of year.

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Beef-Sauced Hot Lettuce Salad Recipe

Lettuce Salad with Hot Beef Dressing

For this lettuce salad, a beef dressing made from warm spices, oil, vinegar, and seared beef is pour over. The hot beef dressing wilts the lettuce leaves.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 1
Miao Red-Sauced Fish Sauce Recipe

Miao Red-Sauced Fish

This fish is cooked in the Miao way in a sauce made with pickled red chiles. Sorta got to taste it to believe it.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Savory Bangkok Waffles Recipe

Savory Bangkok Waffles with Dipping Sauce

These lacy Asian waffles are more like pancakes made with tiny shrimp, coconut milk, lime juice, and cilantro. The sauce adds a touch of saltiness and heat.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
Walnut Torte with Whipped Cream

Three-Layer Walnut Torte with Whipped Cream

Want oohs and aahs at the table? Here’s your answer. Three layers of impossibly light and airy walnut cake. You’re welcome.

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Date Cookies Recipe

Traveler’s Date Cookies

Popular in Lebanon and Syria, these sweets are rich semolina cookies shaped around a date paste perfumed with orange-flower water and rose water. Delicate.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
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