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Cotton hammock. Photo courtesy of Yellow Leaf.

The 2015 Gift Guide For The Ethically-Conscious Traveler

To help you shop with conscious, here’s Epicure & Culture’s annual ethical gift guide, supporting projects and people around the world.

King-Queen Haitian Cuisine Food Truck. Photo courtesy of Ethnosh.

Ethnic Restaurants & Cultural Community Building In Greensboro, North Carolina

My stomach grumbled because where there are immigrants, there’s usually a diverse, authentic, and often cheap, selection of ethnic restaurants.

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Explore With Conscious: Travel Gadgets That Give Back

As wonderful as it feels to visit exotic locations, traveling often helps you realize much of the world lives without the resources that you take for granted. If you want to give back to people in countries that have made […]

Beer Box Truffles. Photo courtesy of Keith Flanagan.

12 Best Beer-Infused Products, Treats & Recipes To Savor At Home

Does your love of beer surpass the constraints of a pint glass? If you are hop-happy and want to switch up your typical booze routine, check out Epicure & Culture’s collection of beer-infused products that can be enjoyed at home. […]

Statues in Tibetan Himalayan Gift Shop, Cary, North Carolina

Unexpected Discoveries: Exploring Tibetan Culture At A Himalayan Gift Shop In North Carolina

Most towns with a non-ignorable number of hippies and yoga teachers have a trademark Tibetan store. Whiffs of exotic incense and echoes of eerie ohms entice passerbys into dimly lit stores with colorful mask faces contorting into grotesque grins. Much […]

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Lamothe’s Sugar House: A Family-Owned Business Bringing Artisanal Maple Products To New England

Sun reflects off just fallen snow, shining into my windows and melting me out of a deep slumber. The clock reads 7:42 am, too early to be awake on a non-work day, but too late to make it worth going […]

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North Carolina Attractions: Going Local At The South’s Only Organic Distillery

With the holidays just around the corner, a little liquor in the cabinet can be necessary to keep guests happy and cope with in-laws who overstay their welcome. When shopping, choose a product that’s not only high-quality but sustainable, to […]

Sipping More Than Just Wine: Supporting Sustainable Farms And Local Businesses In North Carolina

From outside, it can be easy to overlook the unassuming shop, shyly snuggled in a strip mall in Cary, North Carolina; however, most people who enter ‘Sip: a wine store’ start planning their next visit before they leave. April, who co-owns […]