Dispatch

Stories beyond the kitchen that explore culture, food issues, and adventure.

Dry Dining In South Africa

Dry Dining In South Africa

In Cape Town, South Africa, Chef Luke Dale Roberts’ Test Kitchen addresses the area’s drought with creative solutions in the kitchen.

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Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Berlin’s Prussian, or “Thai” Park, provides locals and visitors a place to gather and eat, to learn from one another, and for the city’s Thai population, to earn a living.

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The Sustenance of Space: Part 3

The Sustenance of Space: Part 3

At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA researchers look ahead to determine the long-term needs and sustainability of their experiments––growing plants on Mars.

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The Sustenance of Space: Part 2

The Sustenance of Space: Part 2

In part two of a three-part series on NASA's food programs, the Life & Thyme team travels to the Kennedy Space Center to learn about growing food on orbit.

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The Sustenance of Space: Part 1

The Sustenance of Space: Part 1

At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA researchers undertake a series of experiments designed to determine the conditions necessary to grow plants in space.

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Authentic Españolita

Authentic Españolita

In Mallorca, Spain, Carmen Ruiz de Huidobro, founder of Españolita Trips, leads guests to discover the world and cuisine of her upbringing.

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The Soulfulness of Mallorca

The Soulfulness of Mallorca

In Mallorca, Spain, a tradition of multi-cultural influences and Mediterranean cuisine is carried on through the efforts of preservationists like Deborah Piña Zitrone, and Espanolita Trips.

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The Fires of South Africa

The Fires of South Africa

In South Africa, the art and tradition of braaing is about so much more than barbecue.

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A Tale of Three Moles

A Tale of Three Moles

In Oaxaca, contributors Jim Sullivan and Chef Val Cantu of San Francisco’s Californios restaurant experience three moles for Mexico’s All Saints Day.

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This Is Paris

This Is Paris

In Paris, France, the magic of the holiday season is illuminated for locals and lingering tourists alike.

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Water, Reincarnate

Water, Reincarnate

In Bassano, Italy, the tradition of grappa is carried on by producers both old and new with characteristic passion.

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Sempre

Sempre

In Procida, Italy, a tradition of preservation is carried out for purposes of both food and family, through the customary process of passata di pomodoro.

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