Tag: culture

Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change

| August 12, 2013 | 5 Comments
Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change




We’re excited to hear more from Board member Gabe on his ventures in Bangladesh. Gabe looks at the intersection of food, workers’ rights, and politics from a coffee drinker’s perspective. For more on his ventures with his wife, please check out their blog. When I think back on how I adjusted to life in Bangladesh, […]

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Durham/Asheville Road Rules

| March 19, 2012 | 3 Comments
Durham/Asheville Road Rules




“Belly full… butt drunk.” This Liberian vernacular expression may explain the love of food, and belly busting laughter that Belinda and I share in common. “Butt drunk” describes the deliciously intoxicating moment that follows a well-prepared meal. It first sets in when rolling and raucous laughter replaces the dull roar of clanging forks and knives. […]

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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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Holiday Wine: A Story of Family

| December 29, 2011 | 3 Comments
Holiday Wine: A Story of Family




Mine ain’t a family of wine snobs.  That’s not to say my relatives don’t have fantastic taste (they do!), but—as this holiday season has reminded—we all have different criteria when it comes wine.  Dad, for example, enjoys a good drop but he’s also happy drinking wine that has sat open for a week.  Grandfather likes […]

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Tres Leches: Milk never tasted so good!

| December 12, 2011 | 6 Comments
Tres Leches: Milk never tasted so good!




A spongy, vanilla cake drenched in a mix of evaporated milk, condensed milk, heavy cream and a splash (or more) of rum takes the term “triple threat” to a whole new level. Topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruit, this cake is something you can whip up, literally, for a get together or holiday […]

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Afternoon Snack: Photo of the Day

| November 11, 2011 | 9 Comments
Afternoon Snack: Photo of the Day




Vanilla brioche and tea at the Swedish-owned AQ Kafe at Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

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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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Winkler Bakery, a 212-Year Old Tradition: TidBit of the Day

| July 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Winkler Bakery, a 212-Year Old Tradition: TidBit of the Day




  This bakery is 212 years old. This baker is not 212 years old. But what he’s holding – gorgeous Moravian sugar cake, a dense, coffeecake-like delight baked with potatoes – is the same recipe used two hundred years ago. Winkler Bakery, located in Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC was originally owned by Thomas Buetner […]

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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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