Reflections

Recollections and personal thoughts on culture, the history of food, and world travel.

Bone Deep: Open Palate, Open Mind

Bone Deep: Open Palate, Open Mind

In her most recent column, Bone Deep, contributor Deepi Ahluwalia examines how our appreciation of flavors—and our acceptance of one another—can evolve.

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The Passover Seder

The Passover Seder

Life & Thyme contributor Benjamin Weiss shares a glimpse into the edible traditions of the Passover Seder table.

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A Tale of Consumption

A Tale of Consumption

With attention to ethics, sustainable sourcing, and the future of the industry, slow fashion and slow food share tenets and long term goals.

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Finding Comfort in Food

Finding Comfort in Food

In Brooklyn, New York, chef Hetty McKinnon revisits childhood food and friends for comfort, along with her recipe for Spinach & Garlic Chive Dumplings.

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The Flavors of Life

The Flavors of Life

To understand the flavor of our food, three farmers explain how plants affect our animals.

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An Ode to Champagne

An Ode to Champagne

Every year, Champagne sparkles across the world, as a celebration of the past, an acknowledgement of the present, or the start of something new.

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Winter Libations

Winter Libations

The winter season brings more than nourishing meals; libations from around the globe make for a festive fireside or gathering of family and friends.

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Bone Deep: Smells Like Holiday Spirit

Bone Deep: Smells Like Holiday Spirit

Around the world, the close of the year may be signified by different customs, ceremonies or dishes, but the sentiment of peace and love is the same.

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The Art of Hosting

The Art of Hosting

Los Angeles' Blacktop Coffee founder and hospitality consultant Tyler Wells is a seasoned host; today he shares tips for perfecting the art of the holiday party.

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The Evolving American Thanksgiving Story

The Evolving American Thanksgiving Story

The true tradition of the American Thanksgiving story is an evolving one, accommodating cultures and regional specialties.

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Thanksgiving is a Meal that Travels Well

Thanksgiving is a Meal that Travels Well

Thanksgiving isn't just about hosting a culinary feast but a testament to family dynamics.

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Banchan: The Story of the Korean Side Dish

Banchan: The Story of the Korean Side Dish

In Los Angeles’ Koreatown, traditions are preserved through the practice of banchan, a tradition of hospitality and cuisine in Korean culture.

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