Archive for August, 2011

Babies on the Brain (Sort of): Melissa@Market

| August 23, 2011 | 8 Comments
Babies on the Brain (Sort of): Melissa@Market




I’ve been thinking about babies this week.  No, no, I don’t have any news for you. I haven’t been thinking about babies in the personal sense but more the universal one.  And I’ve specifically been thinking of my own infancy since this NPR article came out.  In it, the researcher speculates on how baby’s food […]

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Poisoned Tomatoes & Pulpo a la Gallega

| August 22, 2011 | 11 Comments
Poisoned Tomatoes & Pulpo a la Gallega




As many of you know, ZomppaKat and I were walking across Spain, give or take some 780 kilometers (for more on El Camino de Santiago, please visit: www.elcaminoylacomida.com). I also got to have some R&R in northern Ireland – more on that another time. Suffice to say, ZomppaKat is the consummate hostess. She and I […]

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Four Square: TidBit of the Day

| August 22, 2011 | 2 Comments
Four Square: TidBit of the Day




During Triangle Restaurant Week, I finally made it an oft-heard place, Four Square Restaurant in Durham, NC. Housed in the historic Bartlett Mangum House, built in 1908, it was like eating in someone’s home. The food was…simply…AMAZING. Classic with a twist, fresh, fulfilling without stuffing. Perfect. For $30, started off with “Roasted Tomato Butternut Squash […]

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Egg Drop: Photo of the Day

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Egg Drop: Photo of the Day




A beautiful egg drop soup in Hong Kong.

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Live & Learn Environmental Education: Class Act

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Live & Learn Environmental Education: Class Act




With 10 offices in the Australia/Pacific region (i.e. Cambodia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea), Live & Learn Environmental Education works to alleviate poverty and advocate for a sustainable future. Through community-building, education, and public partnerships, it delves into areas such as waste management, sustainable energy, and sustainable use of biodiversity as ways to improve livelihoods.

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Chicken at the Market: Photo of the Day

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Chicken at the Market: Photo of the Day




  Fresh chicken at the market in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

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Azul Condesa

| August 18, 2011 | 4 Comments
Azul Condesa




If you are in any way familiar with the culinary scene of Mexico City (and even if you are not), you have most likely heard the name Ricardo Muñoz Zurita. Before coming to Mexico I had heard of this chef, but I must confess I didn’t know much about him. However, ever since I started […]

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Glaser’s Old School: TidBit of the Day

| August 17, 2011 | 3 Comments
Glaser’s Old School: TidBit of the Day




Almost 100 years ago in 1902, a little bakery opened on the Upper East Side in New York City. Founded by two German immigrants, this storefront looks like it did back then. Its unpretentious facade opens up to the unpretentious Glaser’s Bake Shop. Family-owned with freshly baked breads done the traditional way, giant cheese danishes, […]

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Food Heaven: Photo of the Day

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Food Heaven: Photo of the Day




Bandung, Indonesia is sort of a “food heaven,” known for its diversity and quality of food.

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Broccoli: TidBit of the Day

| August 16, 2011 | 1 Comment
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Broccoli: TidBit of the Day




A fascinating study shows that babies’ palates are influenced in utero. Flavors, from garlic to vanilla, are passed from mother to child through the amniotic fluid. Babies then show a preference for the flavors that were first introduced in the womb. So, if you want your kids to eat broccoli, eat broccoli when pregnant! (Mom, […]

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