A Quick History of Coffee, Part 2

The Arabian Peninsula, where Sufi mystics drank their coffee, was the center of international trade in the medieval world, and by the 17th century, merchants had introduced the drink to [...]

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Ode to Maillard

Close your eyes and envision the luscious umami of fried onions, the golden brown of piping hot french fries, and the deep brown sweetness of a pumpernickel bagel. [...]

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A Brief History of Thyme

Thyme has been known in many guises. It is a cure for poison, a pain reliever, a sign of courage, and a home for fairies. Let's travel back through thyme to learn [...]

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Hot Cross Buns

You have probably heard: "One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" But did you know that sharing a hot cross bun on Good Friday will ensure friendship [...]

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Brick & Mortar

This post has nothing to do with chocolate cake and everything to do with charoset (pronounced ha-row-set). [...]

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