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A Love Letter to Athens: A Taste of Greece

A Love Letter to Athens: A Taste of Greece

by Gretchen Hanson “Business or pleasure?” My customs agent eyes me up and down and perfunctorily questions the purpose of my journey as he must do a thousand times a day. He is young and could easily be one of the carved marble sculptures on the frieze above the Parthenon. You can tell his interest in my answer is only relevant to his job. I smile sadly, and tell him nothing even close to the truth. “Pleasure.” I smile to…

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Social Networking with Flavor: An Interview with Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris, Founder of the Kitchen Social

Social Networking with Flavor: An Interview with Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris, Founder of the Kitchen Social

by IrinaXara Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris is a Los Angeles native, chef and small business owner of Korean and African-American descent. In 2016 she launched her Kitchen Social events via her company, MYH Events & Production. I met with her in March 2017 to get the scoop on this mix between community networking and food prep. IrinaXara: Tell me a bit about your background in the food industry. What got you here today? Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris: My background in the food industry…

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Confessions of a Kraft Dinner Apostate

Confessions of a Kraft Dinner Apostate

by Karis Rogerson Kraft Dinner macaroni and cheese was the height of cuisine to my childish mind: the teeny tiny pasta pieces that are nearly impossible to stab with a fork, the powdered cheese that mixes perfectly with milk and butter to make a scrumptious sauce and the pure, unadulterated plasticity of it all. I was obsessed. I was the world’s greatest Kraft Dinner evangelist. I told everyone about my passion for the food, eyes alight and cheeks glowing with excitement….

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Thanksgiving Is a Time for Booze and Gravy: Your Handy Guide to Both

Thanksgiving Is a Time for Booze and Gravy: Your Handy Guide to Both

by Tana Tymesen Friendsgiving Pajama Jam, brought to you by the proprietor of Chateau de K, John K., will take place this year in a charming, cozy pre-war apartment in Jackson Heights with in-wall bookcases and plush couches. John works in television, and his girlfriend Monique, my best friend, and the dinner’s co-host, is a candymaker. Monique and I live together a few blocks away at Penthouse at The Burrow. We nickname our domiciles. It’s festive. The party this year…

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5 Things I Learned In Culinary School

5 Things I Learned In Culinary School

by Dorie Colangelo I was a musician for 17 long years before I burned out on the music business and decided to put down the guitar. I just wasn’t having fun anymore. But being a creative person at heart, I couldn’t give up creating, so I shifted focus to my other love, which was cooking. I spent the next 4 years posting recipes and food stories regularly on a cooking blog that I created and checking out every food-related book…

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