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Kale Craze: Let’s Move On…to Other Greens

The New York Times article about an American kale enthusiast trying to win mystified Parisians over to her favorite greens brought scoffs from online foodie friends. “Kale is so passé,” said one. Not exactly–many a trendy menu still sports a kale salad or risotto. But it does seem like time to move on. Not to some [...]

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Sun, September 29 2013 » Fruits and Vegetables, Italian food, Italian ingredients, Uncategorized » No Comments

Birmingham: Civil Rights Shrine and Culinary Mecca

Not long ago I visited the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where four girls were killed in a Ku Klux Clan bombing 50 years ago. A small exhibit in the fellowship hall tells the story in a matter-of-fact way. Across the street, exhibits at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute lay out the events of the long [...]

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Thu, September 12 2013 » Italian food, Italian ingredients, restaurants, Uncategorized » No Comments