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Chocolate And Spirits Unite Sustainably In Brooklyn, New York

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

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Have A Decadent Holiday With These Sweet & Savory Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is deeply embedded into Saint Lucia’s culinary culture. It’s said that ancient Aztecs and Mayas were the first to grow cacao, touted as “The Food of the Gods“; however, when Spaniard explorers went to Mesoamerica they brought the cacao […]

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Sweet Australia: What Is The Lamington?

When you think of Australia, unique local cuisine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong: with its incredibly multicultural population, cultural connection to Europe and relative geographic proximity to Asia, Australian dining is diverse […]

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New Dawn Traders: A Zero-Carbon Voyage In Search Of Fair Trade

The New Dawn Traders are a partnership of chefs, scientists, artists and storytellers who are hoping to inspire change through their adventures in fair trade sailing zero-carbon products across the Atlantic. This short film features a collection of photographs from […]

Quirky Made-From-Scratch Ice Cream In Brooklyn (Chorizo Caramel Swirl, Anyone?)

Quirky Made-From-Scratch Ice Cream In Brooklyn (Chorizo Caramel Swirl, Anyone?)

The first thing that will jump out at you when visiting Brooklyn’s OddFellows Ice Cream Co. website is their array of quirky flavors. It isn’t everyday you see flavors like Tobacco Leaf Smoked Chili Huckleberry; Beet Pistachio Honey Goat Cheese; […]

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Epicure’s Guide To Artisanal Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, is possibly the most sustainable city in America. Farm-to-table isn’t a trend, it’s a given. Carbon neutral and energy-efficient building models aren’t trends, they’re the norm. Artisans work together instead of cut-throat competing in order to create interesting […]

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The World’s Most Indulgent Chocolate Spas

Not all spas are created equal. For those looking to truly indulge, there are certain spas around the world that offer decadent offerings. And for those with a sweet tooth, a luxurious chocolate treatment may be just what you need. […]

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Shamanism In NYC: Spiritual Enlightenment During A Moon Healing Meditation Circle

“We call in the directions to invoke the energy (the spirit) of the elements to join us in the circle. It is a way to honor Mother nature and her powerful healing abilities.” Tonight I’ve decided to do something totally […]

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The Dark Side Of Easter: Child Slave Labor And How To Source Ethical Chocolate This Holiday

Easter has always been a time to celebrate rebirth. During the spring, the entire planet seems to come back to life. Trees and flowers begin to blossom and the holidays are celebrated with an array of delicious foods. Most notably, […]

Bicycle through Vietnam and Refuel On Regional Cuisine

Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting […]