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Amandinette Paperie

Pennsylvania , US

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Illustrator of the whimsical, food & lifestyle / Studio based in the Pennsylvania woodlands / Photographer & overseas aid worker / #amandinettepaperie

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Masala Chai by Amandinette Paperie

Pennsylvania , US

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Ever since I can remember, I've been fascinated by the diversity of culture, language and people groups on our planet. When I joined an international humanitarian aid organization, one of my colleagues became like a sister to me in a short amount of time. An American, her family migrated from Chennai, India when she was young. On one assignment, we were relocated to Uganda due to regional unrest where we were living. We searched high and low to drum up the ingredients to make her family's version of Masala chai, a treat from the daily realities of our working environment . I love the mix of spices, sweetness, and creamy milk taste, drinking it hot especially at breakfast.

Geometrical Tomates à la Provençale + MFK Fisher by Amandinette Paperie

Pennsylvania , US

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FOOD GEOMETRY - UPPERCASE MAGAZINE

It's tomato season in the northern hemisphere, and what a variety! When I lived in France, most of the years spent were in the region of Provence. One of my very favorite recipes was tomates à la provençale, a simple peasant tomato dish that requires fresh beefy tomatoes, a day's old baguette, green herbs that you can pick in the countryside, and pure olive oil. Put it in the oven and voilà! Coincidentally, one of my favorite authors, American food writer MFK Fisher, felt the same way about the same Provence where she lived too. Bon appétit!

Red Lentil Soup from South Sudan by Amandinette Paperie

Pennsylvania , US

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Food as in any other culture, plays a big role in South Sudanese identity, prepared daily by hard working women. During my time as an aid worker, one of my favorites, red lentil soup, was served on Tuesdays each week with chapati, a type of bread. Red lentil soup has many variations across the Middle East and North Africa, but this is the one I knew and enjoyed best. - @AmandinettePaperie

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