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Grand View Gourmet

Grand View Gourmet

Join us for a gourmet tour of the iconic Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota, as we interview a master chef and wine expert and enjoy their sumptuous recommendations for spice, food and wine pairings.

 

Grilling!

Grilling!

Humans have been grilling meat ever since the domestication of fire some 500,000 years ago.  Ever since, the sights, sounds, and smells of meat ha...
The Spices of Nepal

The Spices of Nepal

During my recent consulting assignment in Nepal, I had an opportunity to experience some of the spices and unique dishes that characterize Nepali c...
Midwinter Hygge

Midwinter Hygge

The Scandinavians have a unique way of embracing the long, dark winters they have to endure every season.  It’s called hygge (pronounced "hoog-yah"...
Where are my Swedish Meatballs?

Where are my Swedish Meatballs?

As we approach Christmas, vivid memories of the past start to creep into my thoughts, and I’m sure yours too.  The sights, sounds, and smells of ev...
Food and Conflict

Food and Conflict

In today’s world conflict is everywhere.  According to the “Global Peace Index” published every year by the Institute for Economics and Peace, 105 ...
Mughali Food Spices

The “Garm Masala” of Old Lahore

As a student many years ago, I had the opportunity to go to school in Lahore, Pakistan as part of my graduate language studies.  Lahore is the quin...
Dubai Spice Souk

The Spice Souk of Dubai

Every city in the Middle East or South Asia has its market area that is centrally located and is situated in the oldest part of the city around which the rest of the city has grown over the centuries.  These markets are called “souks” in the Middle East or “bazaars” in South Asia.