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#FoodPorn: Crunchy Bamba In Israel
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#FoodPorn: Crunchy Bamba In Israel

If you enjoy this post, please subscribe to Epicure & Culture by email, leave a comment below, and share on share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Thanks for visiting!In Israel, Bamba refers to one of the country’s most popular snacks. Sold since 1964, it’s a soft yet crunchy treat […]

Through The Lens: Hot Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia, Turkey
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Through The Lens: Hot Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia, Turkey

Prime rib garlic fried rice. Photo courtesy of arnold | inuyaki.
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An Ode To The Garlic Rice Of The Philippines

A simple dish, as the name suggests, garlic rice or sinangag is a version of rice that has won my heart as the best accompaniment to delicious seafood and vegetable dishes. The humble fried garlic that is usually then fried together with plain white rice can be eaten with stir […]

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Ingredients of Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar in Raleigh NC. Photo courtesy of Peter Taylor.
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Celebrating A Laotian American Identity At Bida Manda Restaurant In Raleigh, North Carolina

You know the movies about American high schools where everyone is comfortably cubby-holed into neatly organized cliques, hierarchically organized by commonplace definitions of what’s hot and what’s not until an exotic stranger arrives and turns everything upside down? That’s kind of what happened to the Raleigh restaurant scene when Bida […]

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You could be practicing your tree in Tanzania with Tanzania Wellness Safari.  Photo courtesy of Tanzania Wellness Safari.
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Wellness Travel: Top Fourteen Yoga Fusion Retreats For 2014

New Years often comes with new resolutions. Get ready to stretch, flex and center yourself with this diverse collection of yoga fusion retreats, both domestic and international. As with any retreat, these getaways allow for a necessary and nourishing escape from daily life. Picturesque locations provide new perspective and serene […]

#FoodPorn: Golonka, Poland’s Delicious National Dish
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#FoodPorn: Golonka, Poland’s Delicious National Dish

Golonka — the national dish of Poland — refers to stewed pork knuckle or hock that is cooked with the bone and literally melts in your mouth when you take a bite. While not the best food for the waistline, it’s a favorite in terms of flavor. It is especially […]

Through The Lens: The Yankee Hat Rock Art Walking Track Near Canberra, Australia
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Through The Lens: The Yankee Hat Rock Art Walking Track Near Canberra, Australia

Discovering The Real Raleigh During A Near Death Experience
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Discovering The Real Raleigh During A Near Death Experience

“Has anyone been to a roller derby?” Meg asks, jolting me out of my glazed eye efforts to come up with the Green function for a charged toroid. Fulfilling her role as the informal event coordinator for the North Carolina State University physics education research group, she continues, “Why don’t […]

Hamakua Mushroom bouquets. Photo courtesy of Hamakua Mushrooms.
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How Mushrooms Are Bringing Local Businesses Together On Hawaii’s Big Island

Who knew mushrooms had the power to bring a community together? This is my first thought when visiting Hamakua Mushrooms on Big Island, Hawaii’s only commercial mushroom producer. The factory is set on a working farm, where what started as a hobby for Bob Stanga became a sustainable endeavor that […]

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Jamón Ibérico: The Culture Behind This Crown Jewel Of Spanish Cuisine

There are some experiences you just can’t miss: visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, cruising the canals in Venice, taking a picture in Rome’s Colosseum, tasting Jamón Ibérico in Madrid. Okay, the latter may be a little less obvious, but neglecting to indulge in the finest of Spanish cuisine would […]