Tag: cultural

Dim Sum-a-Go-Go: Photo of the Day

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dim Sum-a-Go-Go: Photo of the Day




One of the joys of being on the road: finding some of the best dim sum ever to eat in the car. From Capital Seafood in Irvine, CA.

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Guest/21 & Over NYC Restaurant Week: TidBit of the Day

| November 2, 2011 | 5 Comments
Guest/21 & Over NYC Restaurant Week: TidBit of the Day




Welcome to Guest Contributor, Carrie! Carrie is a long-time reader, first-time blogger. She grew up in the Midwest with a mother who hated to cook but loved to bake. She learned two things from her mom: appreciation for well-cooked meals and a recipe for homemade icing. I went to the opera a while with one […]

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Buying Local: Photo of the Day

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
Buying Local: Photo of the Day




Local vendor in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Ice Cream Stand: Photo of the Day

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ice Cream Stand: Photo of the Day




Gaylord’s ice cream stand, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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The Big Peach?: Photo of the Day

| July 6, 2011 | 3 Comments
The Big Peach?: Photo of the Day




The famous landmark welcoming folks to Georgia – a peach or a big…?

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Eating Film: Photo of the Day

| June 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Eating Film: Photo of the Day




  One of my favorite dim sum dishes is this black sesame roll. I don’t even usually like black sesame stuff, but this is cool (figuratively and literally), sweet but not too sweet. Yes, most normal adults eat it with chopsticks, but I grab it with my hands and unroll it like a roll of […]

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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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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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Pigs and the Argentinian Tango: TidBit of the Day

| April 7, 2011 | 8 Comments
Pigs and the Argentinian Tango: TidBit of the Day




What does pig farming have to do with the tango? Check out this short (12 min.) movie clip, “Ride That Pig to Glory” about Emile DeFlice, South Carolina pig farmer and tango dancer. He owns Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork. He eloquently talks about the dance and beauty of sustainable farming practices and of source, […]

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A Country of Markets

| March 31, 2011 | 15 Comments
A Country of Markets




Jorge Luis Borges wrote that the best way to know Mexico was through its markets. Although this can be said for most countries, in the case of Mexico, this is especially true. ┬áMarkets in Mexico remain essentially unchanged since pre-Hispanic times. A good example of this is the tianguis. Tianguis (from the word tianquiztli in […]

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