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Back to Basics: Broccoli

By Kendall Kish | February 4, 2013

Photo by Kendall Kish

Photo by Kendall Kish

Name: Broccoli; comes from the Latin word brachium which means “branch or “arm”.

Origins: Belongs in the cabbage family, and is native to the Mediterranean. It was first introduced to America by Italian immigrants over 200 years ago.

Peak Season: October through April.

Nutritional Value: Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse known for its cancer-fighting properties, cholesterol lowering benefits, and vitamin-rich elements. High in vitamin C, A, K, fiber, iron, potassium and calcium, broccoli has a nutritional content that is healthy in so many ways. Read More


First Fruits of the Harvest: Seven Recipes for Kwaanza

By Emelyn Rude | December 21, 2012

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December 26th of this year will mark the 46th annual annual celebration of Kwaanza, the African-American holiday observed by an estimated 18 million people each year across the United States. Created in 1966 by Black Studies professor Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga, the holiday was intended to both honor the values of ancient African cultures and also inspire African Americans who were working towards progress. Deriving its name from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits of the harvest,” the holiday is a week long celebration of the Seven Principles and Symbols, as well as of a whole lot of good food. Read More

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5 Unexpected Thanksgiving Sides

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

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Photo: Aine Carlin

Despite all the hype around turkey and roasts this time of year, Thanksgiving is really made by the side dishes. Everyone knows the established canon (cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc.), so here are some adventurous dishes that would not be out of place next to your golden bird. All of these recipes are vegetarian, too, so they are sure to please a wide range of guests. Read More

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5 Not-Quite-Traditional Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

Photo: Paul Brissman


Photo: Paul Brissman

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate this wondrous melting pot we call America—and it only makes sense to incorporate some different cultures into this year’s feast. To inspire creativity, here are a few recipes that will add some spice and zing to any Thanksgiving’s first course…even if they might not be what one traditionally expects. Read More


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