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Blessed Bakery

When we think of Spanish convent pastries, we imagine a group of old nuns gathered together in the dark and humble kitchen of some small […]

The Interior of Ushitora, a Tokyo Craft Beer Bar

Ushitora

When Japan’s last shogun ceded control of the country in 1868 and a centuries-old closed-door policy was reversed, foreign influences on the country grew from […]

Building Blocks

Legend has it that huangjiu, or yellow wine, was invented by Du Kang, the god of Chinese alcohol. Annual production starts in eastern China’s Shaoxing […]

Bread of the Dead

“Caliente!” Juan calls out, and we all duck to avoid the steaming hot pan as it floats across the kitchen. He holds one side with […]

CB Book Club

In the latest installment in our Book Club series, we spoke to Alice Feiring about her new book, Natural Wine for the People (Ten Speed […]

November 13, 2019

Blessed Bakery: Convent Sweets from Santa Maria de Jerusalem

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The Sweet Life -- When we think of Spanish convent pastries, we imagine a group of old nuns gathered together in the dark and humble kitchen of some small Gothic or Baroque cloistered convent, hidden away in the old part of town. We picture them working quietly, baking elaborate, time-consuming treats from ancient recipes that have been passed down over the centuries by the previous nuns who lived there.
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November 9, 2019

Ushitora: Land of the Rising Suds

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CB Sips -- When Japan’s last shogun ceded control of the country in 1868 and a centuries-old closed-door policy was reversed, foreign influences on the country grew from a trickle to a steady stream. Foreign residents were confined to restricted living areas, one of the largest one being in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo.
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October 16, 2019

CB Book Club: Alice Feiring’s “Natural Wine for the People”

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CB Book Club -- In the latest installment in our Book Club series, we spoke to Alice Feiring about her new book, Natural Wine for the People (Ten Speed Press, 2019), a compact illustrated guide to natural wine. While this category is becoming enormously popular, especially in the U.S., there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly natural wine is, where to find it and how to enjoy it. This easy-to-understand primer sets the record straight.
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