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How Cultures Around The World Consume Dangerous Foods Daily With No Worries

(57) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 5:52 PM

It all started when I was searching for a salad recipe for an upcoming party. I found a dish on Epicurious that called for asparagus, shaved pecornio, and fava beans. At the bottom of the recipe came a nonchalant, but startling note:

Be aware that fava beans can cause...
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Japanese Food: Beyond Sushi

(6) Comments | Posted April 7, 2009 | 3:50 PM

Americans know sushi. By now, we understand it. Raw fish of all types served with rice, wasabi, and seaweed in the Nigiri style or in rolls which wrap fish and vegetables inside the seaweed. In one west coast state, in particular, sushi is so popular that it launched its own...

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Nowruz: A Holiday Rich in Culinary Symbolism

(4) Comments | Posted March 20, 2009 | 12:45 PM

Today marks the start of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Observed throughout parts of the Middle East and Asia, the thirteen-day celebration is particularly significant in Iranian culture. Nowruz, meaning "new day," begins at the exact moment of the vernal equinox - 3:14pm in Tehran or 7:44am EST. The holiday...

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Of Pundits and Politicians

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 6:22 PM

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support citizens' coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions. "Maximum Exposure" is the title of the project under which OffTheBus will be posting your photos...

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Demonstrations in Denver

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 2:54 PM

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support citizens' coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions. "Maximum Exposure" is the title of the project under which OffTheBus will be posting your photos...

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Obama-Mania

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 7:55 PM

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support citizens' coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions. "Maximum Exposure" is the title of the project under which OffTheBus will be posting your photos...

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Anti-War Protestors are Pro-PINK

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 8:24 PM

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support citizens' coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions. "Maximum Exposure" is the title of the project under which OffTheBus will be posting your photos...

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