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If they are roses (and other Italian superstitions)

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Share it now!I am a big fan of realistic books on culture and travel. Someone said  ”language is one of the most immediate ways to get to know a culture.” If They are Roses – The Italian way with Words by author Linda Falcone, … Continue reading

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Unquenchable

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Share it now!Recently I came across the book “Unquenchable – A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines” by Natalie MacLean. I feel like what I want to do with voluntourism, MacLean has done it with wine. I am … Continue reading

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Moorish Fusion Cuisine

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Share it now! When I visited Morocco last Fall, I took cooking lessons from the locals, indulged in the native food and came home with some cookbooks for reference. Eating at home in Rabat was very different than eating at … Continue reading

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Tomato, Fennel, and Saffron Soup with Olive Oil–Poached Artichokes

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Share it now!In this recipe, Chef Zouhair Zariri, author of the book, Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World combines two of his favorite ingredients, fennel and artichoke to make a light, healthy soup that combines flavors of East and West. With … Continue reading

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Cooking for good!

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Share it now!Linda Watson helps people save money, eat well, and make a difference by cooking seasonal food from scratch at less than the food-stamp allowance. Her book, Wildly Affordable Organic is all about delicious recipes that are made from scratch … Continue reading

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