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Icy or Spicy?  Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

While the Bay Area doesn’t get the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still partake of their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it cold and icy with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response.

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The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

As fast-food workers go on strike in cities across the country, opponents argue robots could replace them if their demands for a higher minimum wage are met. But robots for fast food exist already — kind of.

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Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

| August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The super cheap, super palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drinking four cups of green tea or one cup of coffee per day were each associated with about a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. That’s according to a study of more than 82,000 men and women in Japan.

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Online Bake Sale for Japan: Open for Bidding

Online Bake Sale for Japan: Open for Bidding

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bid on baked goods today to help Japan! One day only. That’s today.

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Bar and Restaurant Themantics

Bar and Restaurant Themantics

| March 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

My trip to Japan late last March gave me a new perspective on themed drinking establishments. I wasn’t there long enough to deliver an exhaustive report — I’m sure some late-night Travel Channel special has already tried.

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Food Hacks

Food Hacks

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Although I couldn’t attend this past weekend’s Maker Faire, with its inaugural section dedicated to food, I did have a chance to learn a few new tricks for the kitchen. It’s not a recent phenomenon for cooks to hack their utensils and ingredients—Homo “Handy Man” habilis figured out that meat on the stick thing, Mongol […]

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