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3 sisters

3 sisters “… and so the GIANT turkey flew over their HEADS, and that is how our ancestors got BLUE CORN.” LIKE MANY NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS, THIS ACCOUNT OF a natural phenomenon seems somewhat farfetched. There is one myth, however, that is based on sound nutritional principles. It speaks of three sister spirits–sibling goddesses that […]

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Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods It seemed the best place to watch the day fade, through there were no palm trees, no seagull shrieks, or watery horizon, in fact, no sun at all. Just a bath of warm light light creeping across the facade of a twelfth century castle perched high above a valley of corn […]

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3 sisters

3 sisters “… and so the GIANT turkey flew over their HEADS, and that is how our ancestors got BLUE CORN.” LIKE MANY NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS, THIS ACCOUNT OF a natural phenomenon seems somewhat farfetched. There is one myth, however, that is based on sound nutritional principles. It speaks of three sister spirits–sibling goddesses that […]

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Art Culinaire

3 sisters

3 sisters “… and so the GIANT turkey flew over their HEADS, and that is how our ancestors got BLUE CORN.” LIKE MANY NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS, THIS ACCOUNT OF a natural phenomenon seems somewhat farfetched. There is one myth, however, that is based on sound nutritional principles. It speaks of three sister spirits–sibling goddesses that […]

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interim executive director James Beard Foundation

Edna Morris: interim executive director James Beard Foundation Laurie Woolever In September of 2004, after an investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office, it came to light that Len Pickell, president of the non-profit James Beard Foundation from 1994 to 2004, had been responsible for the misappropriation of over $1 million worth of […]

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The world on a string

The world on a string I. ANCIENT ROOTS AMONG ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, CELERY was considered a gift from the gods. Its purported medicinal properties were countless, and occasionally contradictory: while ancient Egyptians boiled celery with oil and sweet beer to create a contraceptive potion, the Greeks felt that the vegetable on its own increased a woman’s […]

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What is gourmet?

What is gourmet? Carol M. Newman SOCRATES, DURING HIS LIFETIME, wrote nothing. Not a word. Not a page. He lived under the belief that knowledge was interactive. His method of philosophical inquiry consisted of questioning people on their positions and working them through questions into contradictions, thus proving their original assertions were incomplete or entirely […]

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Rillettes

Rillettes Pork is perhaps the greatest gift brought to the New World, vastly expanding the cuisines of North and South America. Along with the inheritance of pork came the European tradition of charcuterie. The tradition of salting pork and lard evolved during the 13th century in Southern Europe. Ears, snouts, trotters, intestines–hardly a drop of […]

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A candid camera … goes to Italy

A candid camera … goes to Italy * ROUND MIDNIGHT AT THE STUDIO I knew something was up. I sensed adventure. My master spent much of the day cleaning my lenses, packing extra film and checking all my parts to make sure I worked perfectly. When he put the converter in the case, I knew […]

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Waiting for Maroc – Moroccan foods and beverages

Waiting for Maroc – Moroccan foods and beverages – Recipe Morocco is a place of contradictions: of light and dark, luxury and despair, obedience and unrest. Where the solemn desert floor greets vibrant tile facades and water is a luxury. To the north, the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea cap the fertile coast. To the […]