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  • BALI – Balinese facials are HOT, but expensive so why not DIY? Blending yogurt, honey, milk, clay and herbs with a few drops of rosehip seed oil will have an...

    diy: balinese facial

    BALI – Balinese facials are HOT, but expensive so why not DIY? Blending yogurt, honey, milk, clay and herbs with a few drops of rosehip seed oil will have an…

  • CINCO DE MAYO– A growing worldwide party that has its roots in a Mexican victory over the French, has become a tasty excuse to eat some Spanish yummies. ENJOY! Pick...

    Cinco De Mayo Menu!

    CINCO DE MAYO– A growing worldwide party that has its roots in a Mexican victory over the French, has become a tasty excuse to eat some Spanish yummies. ENJOY! Pick…

  • Gotu kola is an ingredient in Chinese Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, among other systems of medicine. Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogen, a substance that helps the human...

    gotu kola tonic

    Gotu kola is an ingredient in Chinese Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, among other systems of medicine. Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogen, a substance that helps the human…

  • CHINA -  For centuries it has been the custom for Asian families to give a new bride a Kombucha culture as a wedding gift (Confucious say, “husband not likely to...

    diy: kombucha

    CHINA -  For centuries it has been the custom for Asian families to give a new bride a Kombucha culture as a wedding gift (Confucious say, “husband not likely to…

  • JAPAN– Natto has been a breakfast food for centuries, but because of its health benefits it is enjoying a fresh and robust popularity. If you have never eaten natto before,...

    diy: natto

    JAPAN– Natto has been a breakfast food for centuries, but because of its health benefits it is enjoying a fresh and robust popularity. If you have never eaten natto before,…

  • BERKELEY -  From the Hippie kitchens of the 1960s to the shelves of upscale grocers today, Hemp has made stunning inroads as more chefs discover its nutritive value.  Hemp is a...

    banana hemp bread

    BERKELEY -  From the Hippie kitchens of the 1960s to the shelves of upscale grocers today, Hemp has made stunning inroads as more chefs discover its nutritive value.  Hemp is a…

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  • WORLDWIDE– Foie gras is back on Chicago menus after a two-year ban, but it’s not the only deadly delicacy on menus. 1. Casu Marzu (maggot cheese) Casu marzu is a...

    Forbidden Foods!

    WORLDWIDE– Foie gras is back on Chicago menus after a two-year ban, but it’s not the only deadly delicacy on menus. 1. Casu Marzu (maggot cheese) Casu marzu is a...

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  • AMMAN, JORDAN — In 1994 I saw an incredibly funny film, Terrorism & BBQ, about a low-level Egyptian government employee who gets caught up in a Kafka-esque maze of bureaucracy...

    BBQ & Terrorism!

    AMMAN, JORDAN — In 1994 I saw an incredibly funny film, Terrorism & BBQ, about a low-level Egyptian government employee who gets caught up in a Kafka-esque maze of bureaucracy...

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  • HAWAII, USA– Inventor John Grandinetti has built what could possibly be an answer to third world food safety, fuel shortages and safe water all in this affordable high-powered solar stove....

    Sun Food!

    HAWAII, USA– Inventor John Grandinetti has built what could possibly be an answer to third world food safety, fuel shortages and safe water all in this affordable high-powered solar stove....

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  • PHILLIPPINES– The Wall Street Journal reports that rising rice prices are causing a global panic, but they may also help the Ifugao tribespeople of the Philippines in their fight against...

    Worm War!

    PHILLIPPINES– The Wall Street Journal reports that rising rice prices are causing a global panic, but they may also help the Ifugao tribespeople of the Philippines in their fight against...

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  • CAIRO– Well before 8 o’clock on a late April morning, a line of about 30 eager customers forms at a modest bakery in this working-class neighborhood. With a global food...

    Food Fight!

    CAIRO– Well before 8 o’clock on a late April morning, a line of about 30 eager customers forms at a modest bakery in this working-class neighborhood. With a global food...

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