Food connects us all. In this circle, we are dishing out some tasty articles about native ingredients from around the world, the history behind some of our favorite foods, and even a few recipes by our founder, Dr. Lynda!

Explore to your heart’s content! Just don’t blame us when you find yourself hungry for the 4,000 varieties of potatoes that grow in Peru.

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How Cecilia Chiang Changed Food in America

9 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

If you’ve ever enjoyed Chinese food in the United States, like potstickers and Peking duck, then we’d like to introduce you to Cecilia Chiang. She's the "Julia Child" of Chinese cuisine, and the story of how she changed the way Americans eat is as remarkable as her influence!
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Tasting Peru: from Sea to Summit, the Andes to the Amazon

16 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Our foods and their traditions tell the stories of who we are. And even when we can't seem to find common ground with someone on anything else, we can find common ground around the dinner table! Food is powerful. So we're traveling to one of the most diverse foodscapes in the world to see how they're preserving the legacy of their remarkable culinary culture! 
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The Surprising Life Behind Your Chocolate

28 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

If you've ever eaten chocolate, then you're definitely going to want to check this out. Most of us don't know of the lengthy, fascinating process it goes through before it makes it to us!
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Chickpeas: Doing the Hum-Most!

15 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Chickpeas have been a staple in dishes around the world for centuries, so we're going to give these little protein-packed cuties some attention. We'll point you to one of our favorite YouTube channels to get some insights into why we should care about the rich history of chickpeas!
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How Cooking Made Us Human

12 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Why do we cook? Is it just to satisfy our senses or stave off disease? Today we find out how cooking made us into modern humans with larger brains with time on our hands! Fascinating!
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Mole Poblano Asuncion: The Sauce Made with 3 Generations of Love

6 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

What tastes like home to you? When we're far from home, food can bring us comfort and make us feel a little less homesick. The three generations of women at Mole Poblano Asuncion are bringing the flavors of Mexico to those who miss it most in New York City. Here's their remarkable story!
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The Doctors’ Famous Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

8 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

The doctors are back with their latest installment of "the doctors' world-famous" recipes. This time, a late-summer treat: OVEN-fried green tomatoes and zucchini! It's healthy, easy and a surprising delicacy!
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Are Sea-Greens the New Superfood?

25 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

The benefits of kelp farming are too extensive to list in full here (but one of the most important may just be that it's cleaning the ocean—naturally.)
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There’s Nothing Like Sitting Down to a Good Meal!

14 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Food comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and for all its diversity it is still a constant that connects us all! Take a moment to celebrate some extraordinary meals around the world, and answer the age old question "Can you make sushi with crickets?"
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We Are What We Eat

28 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

What does dinner look like around the globe? Matthieu Paley, a National Geographic Photographer set out to document the culture of food in places untouched by supermarkets...
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Travel to the Land Where Real Wasabi Grows!

18 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Yes, it's true, the "wasabi" you know is most likely not actually wasabi! We're traveling into Japan to meet one of the people growing the real deal to learn more about the cultural impact of this product and why it's so precious and pricey. It may remind us of a few of our own treasured treats!
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Thanksgiving Leftover Fritters and Fritters Around the World!

7 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

If there is a food that just might unite us all, then let's share it and celebrate it! Explore the wonder of fritters; something we can all agree upon!
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