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Don’t Get Rolled by Bad Publicity

Image: Procter & Gamble, Business Wire, the 2017 Times Square holiday restrooms, a promotion for Charmin. The line too small to read in this image is: “The best seats on Broadway.” This “media opportunity alert” arrived in my inbox: Hi, Porter, Thought you might have interest in checking out this …

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States Coffee & Mercantile – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Resting high atop a custom built shelf at the center of States Coffee & Mercantile is a framed piece of art bestowing the advice, “work hard and be nice to people.” If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Keith Gehrke, the owner of States, you would understand how accurately this simple …

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MOCCA MERINGUES DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE

Hi sweet readersYesterday I posted the recipe for mocca meringues, They are delicious as they are, but during the holidays it is nice to pimp the meringues up.These Mocca meringues, I have dipped 1/2 the meringue in dark chocolate and added a cute little edible gold leaf on top, just …

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Garden Q&A: Name this green caterpillar

A friend took this picture in a parking lot. The caterpillar is about three inches long and grabbed hold of the pavement tightly when my friend tried to move it. Can you identify it? If you wondered whether fall was unusually mild, this caterpillar is exhibit A. It waited until …

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12 Chefs Describe Their Worst Nightmares

As a chef, what’s the one thing that’s guaranteed to bring you out in a cold sweat, the nightmarish scenario that keeps you awake at night? Messing up the ordering perhaps, or sending out an undercooked dish to a top food critic? We came across this interesting thread over on …

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