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Global Flavors: Mexico, My Mexico

Global Flavors: Mexico, My Mexico

by Gretchen Hanson The San Diego of my childhood was not the glossy high rises of the center city or the quaint architecture of the Gas Lamp District. It was a gritty border town of often unpaved roads, homes that were little more than adobe covered cement and mangy coyotes who ate your unwatched cats. In huge tracts of brush, immigrants without the protection of documentation were living hard. Bars were on every main street corner and often smelled of…

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Chocolate snobs don’t eat milk chocolate (and other myths, debunked)

Chocolate snobs don’t eat milk chocolate (and other myths, debunked)

by Megan Giller I have a confession: I love milk chocolate. It was my first love, and it’s often my treat of choice—but as a writer specializing in chocolate, it’s a fact I only whisper to close friends after making sure the room isn’t bugged. That’s because for years milk chocolate has gotten the shaft. In fact, for years you weren’t considered a serious chocoholic if you ate anything with milk in it. I can’t tell you how many times…

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Global Flavors: A Love Letter to Athens

Global Flavors: A Love Letter to Athens

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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