Archives for June, 2016

Hong Shao Rou—SuShi(Red Braised Pork Belly) SICHUAN Prep Time: 10 minutes

Hong Shao Rou—SuShi(Red Braised Pork Belly) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Serve: 4 Chinese Sushi Red Braised Pork Belly–Hong Shao Rou Ingredients 500g pork belly cut into cubes around 2 inches 1 tablespoon cooking wine 4 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar, broken if you have large pieces 2 inches […]

Twice Cooked Pork

Twice Cooked Pork Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients a 1 lb slab of pork belly (you HAVE to use pork belly, or it’s not twice cooked pork) 2 slices ginger 2 tablespoons oil, divided 1 1/2 tablespoons spicy broad bean paste 2 cloves garlic, […]


SHANGHAI-STYLE BRAISED PORK BELLY (Hong Shao Rou) Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients 3/4 lb. of lean pork belly (cut into 3/4-inch thick pieces) 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon sugar (rock sugar is preferred if you have it) 3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine […]

Barack Obama the defender of Islam

Barack Obama the defender of Islam In the recent debates for the Presidency of the White House many harsh words have been used, but some may expose the underlying psyche of the contenders. I would like to quote the most significant speeches made by Obama: Obama criticized Trump’s “dangerous” proposal to ban Muslims. “Where does […]

Ancient Egyptian Religions

Ancient Egyptian Religions The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominating influence in the development of their culture, although a true religion, in the sense of a unified theological system, never existed among them. The Egyptian faith was based on an unorganized collection of ancient myths, nature worship, and innumerable deities. In the […]

Greek religion: Ancient religion Written by: A.W.H. Adkins

Introduction The reproduction of this article is to provide the background for the evolution of religions from the earliest of times. The Greek Religion Greek religion,religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Hellenes. Greek religion is not the same as Greek mythology, which is concerned with traditional tales, though the two are closely interlinked. Curiously, […]


Babylon by Joshua J. Mark published on 28 April 2011 Lion of Babylon () Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time, meant […]


This article is posted here so that it can be referred to and compared with the other religions discussed. I have highlighted essential features. Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously, in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Iranian (Persian) immigrants are known as Parsis, […]