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The Inauspicious Coconut

Coconuts tend to make appearances at Indian weddings – but I hope this coconut never appears at mine because it just looks downright scary! I didn’t know this until now, but the word ‘ 51 more words

Indian Wedding

Stories to Remember

If you live in the United States, then on Monday you will probably walk outside to smell the fantastic aroma of burgers or brats cooking on a grill, with a dog barking and the buzz of bees trying to land on your watermelon. 73 more words


Hip Hip HOORAY! It's Summer Vacay!

Today is the last day of the school year here!! Woo Hoo!! (We survived the first year of middle school!! Now THAT’s something worth celebrating! ;) ) 282 more words


is that a brisket in your basket?

There’s a famous ad campaign that ran in the ’60s and ’70s for Levy’s Rye Bread — the tagline was “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s real Jewish Rye” and the images were of a variety of people from non-Jewish cultures enjoying the bread.  397 more words

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"Spaghetti alla Chitarra" Strikes The Right Chord

You don’t need to be a musician to enjoy “spaghetti alla chitarra” [chitarra, pronounced key-tahr-rah, is the Italian word for guitar]. You just need to be a curious foodie, since spaghetti alla chitarra, or simply “chitarra” is one of the many signature dishes of the Abruzzi cuisine. 146 more words

Food Styling

Trending Traditions - English Afternoon Tea

Ever since Julian Fellowes enthralled us with his saga of post Edwardian era English aristocracy – Downton Abbey, many of us have been accustomed to merrily living the early 20th century life in our minds. 2,397 more words