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That Start-up Life: An Interview with MISFIT Juicery

“In the particular lies the universal.”- James Joyce. We sat down with Ann Yang and Phil Wong of Washington D.C.'s MISFIT Juicery to talk about passion, purpose, and process. Ann and her business partner Phil  shared their aspiration for...
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Sacrificial Salt

Oysters purify the sea, filtering gallons and gallons or water through their small, slinky, sacrificial systems. When oysters are full of toxins, it’s because they have filtered these poisons out of the water, purifying the oceanby absorbing...
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Sweet and Savory, for the Season

Clinging to the final bright days of fall, but sensing the encroaching darkness of each day, our routines change. Our minds long for the sweet warmth of summer, but our bodies crave dishes that are deeply comforting. Bright salads turn into...
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Sing a Song of Sixpence

It all started with this little nursery rhyme… What exactly was meant by the line, “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie?” Does this tell a tale of Old English pies? So, it...
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What Fall Tastes Like

I get my freedom and my beauty from my mother’s side. My grandmother would have me believe that pretty girls are bad. I believe my mother instead. But still, I try to keep my beauty hidden.     article...
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Spoiled by Spice

 At a hillside resort on a beautiful undeveloped island in Thailand – surrounded by rubber trees, little monkeys, and rocky islands like sprinkles in a swirl of sunset – I cried in the dining room. I was fully in tears, a grown-up on vacation,...
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Hapsburg at Home

Coffee, a glass of water (to alter the coffee's strength, I recently discovered), cream pitcher, sugar cubes, and petite spoon, all on a silver tray, with a fruit streusel: beyond a perfect breakfast, a traditional Viennese coffeehouse evokes so...
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Queen of Ices

 Nothing is more classic than an ice cream parlor. I loved the thought of my family walking together on a summer evening to  a nitro ice cream parlor housed in a rehabbed corner store in South St. Louis. It seemed so fitting for the birthplace...
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Raw Vanilla Mornings

“Raw vanilla” sounds like how you might refer to that boat shoe-wearing Chive-reading bro that lives in your apartment or maybe the porn site your boyfriend likes. Both wrong, but of course if any of that is your reality, for this I’m...
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Classic Parcel

Good tea comes in good packaging. I should write about a glamorous search for the finest quality tea leaves from a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, all wide-brimmed hat and white linen – and maybe someday I will–but for me, I honestly derive more...
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