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Memories of My Gesha: Tasting Panama’s Coffee Country + Sleep and Eat in Boquete

Memories of My Gesha: Tasting Panama’s Coffee Country + Sleep and Eat in Boquete

Guest Article By: Mario Stojanac     Regardless of its veracity, the story of the discovery of coffee is charming enough to lend itself a little believability. As the story goes, an Ethiopian goatherder named Kaldi noticed his goats were very energetic once they fed on a unique looking red bean. He tasted the beans, marveled at the flavour ...

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Passover: From Russia, with Love

Passover: From Russia, with Love

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article with photos by Blair Chavis*. Food is integral to nearly every Jewish holiday, but when Passover arrives, food plays a leading role. The eight-day holiday, which begins tonight, kicks off with two epic dinners called Seders the first two nights.  Families sit around a large table and read aloud ...

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Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

  Guest Post by Jennifer McGovern, R.D.   I love preserving food: jams, jellies, pickles, you name it. When I read about preserved lemons last year, I jumped at the chance to make some.  It was so easy–just lemons and salt. It made me happy to cram the bright yellow fruit into a jar, accommodating them in my ...

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Mardi Gras, Tutus, and King Cake

Mardi Gras, Tutus, and King Cake

Mardi Gras, Tutus, and Homemade King Cake Guest Post by Christa Montgomery.     When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an artist and live in Paris.  Funny, looking back, I wasn’t too far off the mark; for me, living in New Orleans and baking delicious French pastry comes pretty close. I have this vivid memory ...

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A New Year: Three Simple and Attainable Goals

A New Year: Three Simple and Attainable Goals

Resolutions by Jennifer McGovern, R.D.   I usually don’t like to make New Years Resolutions.  I always start with the best intentions, but after months or even weeks, they are forgotten, discarded as unattainable and unimportant as the reality of daily life wages on.  It’s a circle of failure that starts every New Year.  Thankfully, I usually keep the ...

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Holidays with Hindus

Holidays with Hindus

Celebrating the Holidays with Hindus by Alison Singh Gee We had landed at my husband’s palace in India just in time to celebrate Christmas. Not that the holiday meant much to the residents of Uttar Pradesh. Few in these parts had even heard of Jesus, much less Rudolph or Santa Claus. Ajay, my husband, joked that ...

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Confessions of a Foodie Wannabe by Valerie Luesse

Confessions of a Foodie Wannabe by Valerie Luesse

CONFESSIONS OF A FOODIE WANNABE by Valerie Luesse   Not long ago, my husband, Dave, came home to find me standing at the kitchen table with my chef’s knife in hand, Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking open beside me. The soundtrack from Chocolat was cranking on the stereo. I might even have been wearing ...

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