Monthly Archives: March 2011

Falafel Inflames Passions (and tastes yummy)

Falafel ( crispy fried chickpea balls) has been eaten all over the Middle East for thousands of years. Besides being a tasty, nutritious, vegetarian and cheap meal, it is emblematic of larger battles between Israel and its neighbors over land, history and power. Continue reading

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German Chocolate Paradise in Berlin…and Oakland

Berlin, Germany’s high church of chocolate is 148 year-old Fassbender and Rausch with hundreds of confections, plus a chocolate cafe and restaurant. Michael Mischer Chocolates in Oakland does German chocolate proud with his bars, studded with nuts, fruit, pink salt and more. Continue reading

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