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Alison Swope

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Alison SwopeCelebrated chef Alison Swope has been delighting restaurant guests in the Washington, DC, area with her imaginative style for more than 25 years. She believes that the most delicious dishes have three key ingredients: love, care and respect. Her mission at Teaism is to prepare healthy, authentically based Asian dishes with top-quality ingredients at an affordable price.


Recipe by Alison Swope


A couple of years ago we offered biscotti on our menu, and they were very popular! We didn’t want to bring back the old favorite so we introduced our customers to something similar but yet quite different. This recipe is an adaptation of the mandelbrot my late grandmother, Anna, used to make. She was born

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