Monthly Archives: May 2014

Shavuot Is Coming–Look Hungry! A KosherSoul approach…

So you’ve probably heard of Hannukah, Passover, Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur.  Well on the evening of June 3rd through the evening of June 5th, I will be celebrating the Jewish holiday of SHAVUOT (SHAH-VOO-OH-T) If you’re Ashkenazi your grandparents … Continue reading

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The Miriam of Her People: In Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou 1928-2014

Because we have forgotten our ancestors our children no longer give us honor. Because we have lost the path our ancestors cleared, kneeling in perilous undergrowth, our children cannot find their way. Because we have banished the God of our … Continue reading

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These Southern Things: A Recap

  Mike Moore is the best.  (And his family recipe for cucumber salad is killer.) That’s not really the thesis of this blog post, but it has to be said. Mike, chef-proprietor of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder in Asheville, … Continue reading

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From Parts Unknown to The Cooking Gene: An Engraved Annoucement

So if you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s acclaimed CNN program Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 18th, you caught this exchange between Bourdain and the head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge.  The dialogue between them was so revolutionary … Continue reading

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Leftover Couscous Salad

Couscous is one of my favorite foods.  I didn’t eat much of it until I became part of Sephardic Jewish culture, but couscous is part and parcel of the traditional diet of North/West Africa where it can be breakfast, lunch … Continue reading

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Intercropping in upland Burundi, central Africa

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Intercropping in upland Burundi. Banana, manioc, maize, amaranth, etc, are regularly intercropped by smallholders.  This is a traditional method of augmenting soil fertility and porosity, and…

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