Archive for August, 2011

The Bistec Classic: Photo of the Day

| August 31, 2011 | 6 Comments
The Bistec Classic: Photo of the Day




A classic in Spain, pork bistec and proper, steak-cut fries.

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How Do You Put It All Back? TidBit of the Day

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
How Do You Put It All Back? TidBit of the Day




Hurricane Irene has certainly shown her ferocity throughout the East Coast. There are still towns and cities under water, with bridges and roads wiped out. Now comes the slow process of rebuilding, one with which Joan Gussow is  familiar. Who is Joan Gussow (forgive the terrible photos from that post – that was one of […]

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Limonana, Not Your Average Lemonade

| August 29, 2011 | 11 Comments
Limonana, Not Your Average Lemonade




When you spend a lot of time in the scorching summers in the Middle East, you really appreciate those things that cool you down. There are some oxymorons: hot tea on a blazing day; heavy clothing in the middle of the desert; and scantily dressed belly dancers. Head to Palestine, and the contradictions are more […]

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TidBit of the Day: The Caveman that Cooked

| August 29, 2011 | 3 Comments
TidBit of the Day: The Caveman that Cooked




Raw food enthusiasts have long heralded the benefits of eating only raw food, uncooked, like “they did in the caveman days.” Only, according to researchers and writers, the cavemen who cooked were the cavemen who survived. Harvard researchers recently published evidence in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that cooking, started by an […]

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First Seat: Photo of the Day

| August 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
First Seat: Photo of the Day




Early morning risers get first seat at a cafe in Helsinki.

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Ghana Health and Education Initiative: Class Act

| August 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ghana Health and Education Initiative: Class Act




The Ghana Health and Education Initiative focuses on community-based health and education programs to build a sustainable Ghana. Drawing from an interdisciplinary cohort of leaders and community members, it offers educational programming (i.e. for girls) and health (i.e. malaria prevention). In a country where diarrhea is responsible for 9% of deaths in children under 5, […]

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Sunshine Lemon Cheer: Photo of the Day

| August 26, 2011 | 4 Comments
Sunshine Lemon Cheer: Photo of the Day




Cheerwine is something I learned of when I moved to North Carolina. Cheerwine Cherry Lemon Sun Drop is even more specific to Charlotte. Doesn’t even sound like a real drink, does it?

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France: The World’s Second Largest Market for McDonald’s

| August 25, 2011 | 10 Comments
France: The World’s Second Largest Market for McDonald’s




“Mais oui, my friends and I love eating at McDo!” And this was the answer that I did not intuitively expect from the dainty French girl sharing a coffee and pastry sitting across from me at one of Dijon’s most popular cafés. Consumed in my excitement about moving to France, I had apparently forgotten that […]

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Last Call: Photo of the Day

| August 24, 2011 | 3 Comments
Last Call: Photo of the Day




A market in Vietnam at the end of the day.

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Whole Wheat Bread: Frank Food

| August 24, 2011 | 5 Comments
Whole Wheat Bread: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5151560]

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