Category Archives: food

Veggies on the mind

In Chomoio, Mozambique, the beans are popular in the local market– speckled ones, cream-colored kidney beans, and others. Word has it, small black beans, maybe red ones, too, can be found.. But the Portuguese man we met at lunch, the … Continue reading

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Opposites attract, even in taste buds

In the run-up to my trip to Mozambique to work on a protein project in the central and then northern regions of the country, a friend sent a link to the article: Science has Figured Out the Simple Reason Why … Continue reading

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Not just another hot curry

In the time it takes to lick your lips at the dinner table–over corn on the cob, or chicken tikka masala, tacos or bratwurst–all sorts of boundaries are met, sometimes crossed, often shared. My interest in food writing stems from … Continue reading

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Biting into food culture

I’m getting practice cooking in front of people. What a lift to see this article on my book in the Columbia Tribune today! (http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/food/biting-into-food-culture-worldly-writer-discovers-a-sense-of/article_11d689b1-de06-5ab3-880e-db0957dac902.html) Food editor Marcia Vanderlip and photographer Vivian Agagiu were fun visitors to my kitchen at the … Continue reading

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Food Firenze

Figs, balsamic, prosciutto, parmesan, pasta, wine and more comprise the tastes of the Florentine and Tuscan region of Italy and nothing will stop six students at the MU School of Journalism—Jordan Bromberg, Rachel Green, Jennifer Janssen, Kaitlynn Martin, Rachel Trujillo, … Continue reading

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Dance the dance of Garimata

March 10, 2014, Nasong Village, Ghana—The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ghana logo might have been the reason the children kept singing what sounded like “faher!,” at the field van. That seemed right since after they got a good look at … Continue reading

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Home again

I drove to southeast Kansas on Saturday. I came over the slight rise on I-69 South outside of Fort Scott and there it was: the landscape of my youth. Broad, slightly rolling, with nearly a 360 degree horizon marked by … Continue reading

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