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Recent Stories

LUST: desire judged by the unfree minds

LUST: desire judged by the unfree minds

Rumi, the adored Persian mystic, mused on the purpose of desire. Before him, most Eastern philosophies and religious dogmas entertained the trade offs of lust. Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, ...
white miso paste

Miso: homemade versus traditionally barrel-aged

As one of the most important condiments in Japanese cuisine, miso is the pure embodiment of umami. What you taste in most of the commercially-made miso pastes, save for the ...
Learning biodiversity through farmers markets in Turin, Italy

Learning biodiversity through farmers markets in Turin, Italy

The farmers markets in Turin, Italy, are the most intriguing botanical affairs for edibles in Europe. If you wonder what the difference between citron [cedro] and lemon is, keep reading as ...
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