Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ani DiFranco: She Ain’t Whistling Dixie

Another flashpoint. Singer and beloved musician Ani DiFranco has cancelled an artists retreat at a historic plantation–a tourist site–Nottoway Plantation, in White Castle, LA; on the River Road.  People are still angry, confused.  She’s all about social justice, a feminist … Continue reading

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Happy Kwanzaa 2013: The Genetics of an American Cook

Kwanzaa is a annual cultural celebration innovated by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966. (Who will be speaking in Baltimore at the Reginald F.Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at noon on the 28th!) For almost fifty years … Continue reading

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Respect :)

Check out @andrewzimmern’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/andrewzimmern/status/414998571755118592 This is an honor. Tears. Toda Raba Reb Zimmern.

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Duck Dynasty: Gathering the Feathers and saving the South

The recent comments of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson have ignited a storm of controversy due to some remarks Mr. Robertson made that expressed some unfortunate language on the topics of homosexuality and people of African descent in the South. … Continue reading

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The Must-Read Food Articles Of 2013

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4421171?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Food Thanks again Huffington Post Food for making my year do a 360! Just in case y’all missed it..and I don’t think you have… 🙂

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Food Writers and Experts on the Spectacles and Disasters of 2013 | Eater National

http://m.eater.com/archives/2013/12/20/year-in-eater-spectacles-and-disasters.php An interesting link to the year in review with a quote if note by my friend Kat Kinsman @kittenwithawhip 🙂 of CNN Eatocracy.

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African Soul Fried Rice

African Soul Fried Rice Recently my buddy Sandor Elix Katz sent me some soumbala. Soumbala also called nete, nere, or netetou is the fermented product of the locust tree (Parkia biglobosa) of West Africa. From Chad to Senegal this is … Continue reading

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