Archive for April, 2011

School Lunches Around the World: TidBit of the Day

| April 29, 2011 | 14 Comments
School Lunches Around the World: TidBit of the Day




If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out on BuzzFeed. School lunches in 20 countries around the world. Looking at these photos, I’m amazed at how many places exist where the children get fresh rice, fish, noodles, cabbage, vegetables for lunch…how can we learn from each other? Which one would you want to eat? […]

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Existential Momentum: Ambasha, Eritrean Bread

| April 27, 2011 | 13 Comments
Existential Momentum:  Ambasha, Eritrean Bread




  In this day and age, many people are familiar and relatively comfortable with the concept of interracial dating, interracial marriage, and interracial children. However, fewer people are familiar with intercultural relations.  Both my husband and I are brown in complexion; however, he is Eritrean and I am not.  The cultural differences and conflict we […]

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In the Cellar: Photo of the Day

| April 26, 2011 | 11 Comments
In the Cellar: Photo of the Day




  In the cellars of the V. Sattui Winery, voted 2011 Winery of the Year. What makes them even more special? Their amazing gourmet cheese shop and deli.

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“Dear Starbucks”, A Coffee ‘Exchange’: The IRONIC

| April 26, 2011 | 4 Comments
“Dear Starbucks”, A Coffee ‘Exchange’:  The IRONIC




  From: “AE” <xxxxx@gmail.com> Received: 10/7/10 8:23:48 AM MDT To: <sbxinfo@buf.sitel.net> Subject: other Dear Starbucks: Do you want your more nutrition-conscious customers (diabetics, low-glycemic index consumers, health nuts) to like you a lot more? Instead of the array of crap sweeteners you stock (or in addition to them), start offering stevia. It’s made from a […]

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Type-A Therapy: Farmer’s Market Style: Melissa@Market

| April 25, 2011 | 13 Comments
Type-A Therapy: Farmer’s Market Style: Melissa@Market




Type-A personalities frequently have a hard time at the farmer’s market. I should know. I was (am?) one. Before I became an enamored addict of market fare, I used to plan each week’s menu way in advance, choosing recipes and making a precise list of ingredients. I felt lost if I had to deviate from […]

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Shiok Singapore: Photo of the Day

| April 24, 2011 | 10 Comments
Shiok Singapore: Photo of the Day




Claypot chicken with Chinese sausage. A great find in downtown Menlo Park, California: Shiok Singapore Kitchen.

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Must Love Food: How Men View What Women Eat

| April 24, 2011 | 4 Comments
Must Love Food: How Men View What Women Eat




On Sunday at Matchbox restaurant during a 2nd date, I inhaled an entire “Fire&Smoke” pizza (crust and all), preceded by a simple salad where I left the plate so clean I could reapply lipgloss using it. I didn’t even pause to consider what this might look like to my date. After sitting through a two-beer, […]

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Easter Spirit: Photo of the Day

| April 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
Easter Spirit: Photo of the Day




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Coffee for Water: Tidbit of the Day

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Coffee for Water: Tidbit of the Day




We are so excited here at Zomppa to learn about this new social enterprise that started up last month.  Coffee for Water™ is a specialty coffee company with a humanitarian mission: to provide safe drinking water in the coffee-growing regions of the world, where one in three people lacks access to clean water. It was […]

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Egg Hunt in Prague: Photo of the Day

| April 22, 2011 | 4 Comments
Egg Hunt in Prague: Photo of the Day




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