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Funazushi Sushi Takes 3 Years to Prepare

Here’s a dish all serious sushi heads will want to seek out: it’s called funazushi and is said to be the origin of sushi itself.  As opposed to haya-nare sushi, the type of sushi most of us enjoy today, vinegered rice with raw fish that is made and consumed quickly, …

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Success–Taking the Long (No, Longer Than That!) View

image by alice popkorn There has been a lot of chatter in the Twitterverse lately about sales numbers, hitting the lists, debuts, sales expectations, and (the often inevitable) disappointment. Writing a book is hard. Getting that book published? Harder still. Maintaining a career in publishing? Probably hardest of all. There …

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Nashville Music City Food + Wine Event 2018

Nashville Music City Food + Wine is back with its sixth annual edition in what is the perfect culmination of country music, chef food and award winning wine and spirits. This year’s toe-tapping food event, sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, will take place on 14 to 16 September in Tennessee’s …

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Creating Pockets of Story: Expand Inward

photo adapted / Horia Varlan In college, I was in a dance improvisation company that gave me a healthy appreciation of the way constraining creativity can help it move forward. Our on-the-spot performances were informed by suggestions from the audience. It usually went something like this. “What would you like …

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5 Easy Ways To Make This Classic Summer Dish

With so many tomatoes on hand during the summer you are probably wondering what else you can make with them. Aside from a refreshing summer salad, you can consider making stuffed tomatoes. The classic fillings for stuffed tomatoes are rice (enriched with cheese, herbs or meat) and meat (most likely …

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