Archive for May, 2011

The Tao of Rice: Photo of the Day

| May 31, 2011 | 3 Comments
The Tao of Rice: Photo of the Day




A plate of Yin-Yang Rice: half chicken in tart tomato sauce, half shrimp in creamy white sauce. Perfectly balanced.

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Introducing Zomppa Ariel!

| May 31, 2011 | 7 Comments
Introducing Zomppa Ariel!




Welcome to Zomppa Ariel! Ariel is a bold young woman who has paved the way for many in the area of food studies. She is a global traveler seeking commonalities in food and agriculture. Welcome, Ariel! Born and raised on my family’s 250-year-old farm in Western North Carolina, food – from its production, preservation, preparation, […]

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Processed People? Frank Food!: TidBit of the Day

| May 30, 2011 | 6 Comments
Processed People? Frank Food!: TidBit of the Day




Are you a processed person or are you a frank foodist? Check out this new documentary, Processed People. Overfed and undernourished. They ask, “how did we get here and what do we do?” Check out the trailer: Eat frank food!

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Under the Grill: Photo of the Day

| May 29, 2011 | 2 Comments
Under the Grill: Photo of the Day




View from the underside: organic turkey dogs. Happy grilling, y’all.

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Feels Like Home!

| May 29, 2011 | 18 Comments
Feels Like Home!




Growing up, my family moved all over the place. Though my sister and I were both born in Wyoming, over our childhood we spent time in Africa, Houston and Colorado. Immediately after I went to college, my family moved to Geneva, Switzerland. I feel very fortunate to have been able to grow up in many […]

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Hungry for Success: TidBit of the Day

| May 29, 2011 | 4 Comments
Hungry for Success: TidBit of the Day




NPR did a neat little visual on school lunches around the world…and noted how the U.S. lags behind in much of the world in healthy school lunch makeovers. Scotland had the Hungry for Success program back in 2002, UK had Jamie Oliver ways back, Japan passed a law on food origin education in public schools […]

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Photo of the Day: Reflections

| May 27, 2011 | 10 Comments
Photo of the Day: Reflections




Double the happiness.

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A World Without Terroir

| May 26, 2011 | 7 Comments
A World Without Terroir




Perhaps it is the romantic in me. When I take a sip of wine, what I am hoping for is a journey. I want to be transported to the vineyard itself. I want to feel the warmth of the sun, the waft of sea breeze through the vines. I want to see the rocky outcropping […]

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Old Havana in the New Durham: TidBit of the Day

| May 25, 2011 | 8 Comments
Old Havana in the New Durham: TidBit of the Day




More evidence of Bull City Rising: a new Cuban restaurant east of the downtown Courthouse. For those of you less familiar with Durham, east of the Courthouse has yet to really pick up – businesses still tend to be shy and many empty storefronts remain. Two local Durhamites – one is a Cuban native – […]

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Introducing Zomppa Sarah!

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment
Introducing Zomppa Sarah!




A warm welcome to our newest Zomppa, Sarah! We are excited to have Sarah’s dynamic voice, curiosity for exploration, passion for wine, and commitment to sustainability. Please say hello to Sarah. Never one for rules or boundaries, I was raised in Florida, and educated in New Hampshire. I explored India, South East Asia, Europe, and […]

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