food, travel

Great Sushi at Midori’s Floating World

The best sushi I’ve eaten East of the Rockies was at Midori’s Floating World Cafe in Minneapolis. The fish was so fresh. Our food was excellent when we went with a party of two and of ten. We are lucky enough to travel to the Twin Cities several times a year to visit family. Midori’s […]

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food, Nature, The Americas

Franklin: Eagle or Turkey Fan?

A favorite myth from my childhood is that Benjamin Franklin wished the turkey were part of our national emblem, rather than the eagle. Anatole Kovarsky’s November 24, 1962 New Yorker cover which depicted the turkey in the national seal gave the story new legs. What really happened is good old Ben was a joker. He […]

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food, Spanish, The Americas

Can We Help the Bahamas Rebuild?

The day after Hurricane Dorian hit, José Andrés of World Central Kitchens and his team were already serving 10,000 meals to people in the Bahamas. World Central Kitchens’ 227-foot boat, called Global, traveled from Fort Lauderdale filled with supplies for the aid mission. I talked earlier this year about World Central Kitchens (WCK), in my […]

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food, Spanish Culture and Language

How Do You Say Waffle in Spanish?

Hmm, it didn’t sound right to say, el wafle, as several books and translation sites suggested. When dictionaries came up empty on this breakfast essential, we invented a name. Once the term stuck, I learned that Spaniards use the word el gofre. En nuestra casa es pan cuadrado – In our home it’s bread of […]

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