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Waiting for Justice

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Black Gold, From Tank to Table

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The Sierra Leone Breakfast That Makes Lunch Unnecessary

Rice and Beans in Freetown In Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, rice is synonymous with food. If someone asks you whether you’ve eaten, you should reply ‘yes’ only if you have eaten rice. Fruit and eggs for breakfast doesn’t count. But start your day with binch (beans) and rice and you will have eaten, and eaten well. When I lived in ...

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Pale Ale and the Indiana Banana, Together At Last

Pale Ale in Kentucky Taking a break from a long interstate journey for a small libation, we walked into Ethereal Brewing Company in Lexington, KY. The building is an old distillery that went under. Now, the industrial décor fills a brick-walled space and a big chalkboard announced the typical offerings: some IPAs, some stouts, a pilsner or two. I found ...

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In Defense of Bad French Coffee

Espresso in Paris It’s the bit of trivia I share more than any other: that France’s former colonial ties mean that over half the country’s coffee is still made from the lower quality Robusta beans. It forms part of my response to a common complaint visitors have about the French capital. Australians are the worst. As a friend’s brother from ...

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Never Attribute to the Supernatural That Which Is Adequately Explained by a Golden Retriever

Pan de muerto in Mexico It was mid-October when Fernando bought a fresh pan de muerto in a nearby bakery for the first time this year. It was warm and soft, lightly sweet, and smelled of orange zest and roasted sesame seeds: a familiar smell that would guide deceased relatives to the house two weeks later. While my daughter was ...

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Never Attribute to the Supernatural That Which Is Adequately Explained by a Golden Retriever

Pan de muerto in Mexico It was mid-October when Fernando bought a fresh pan de muerto in a nearby bakery for the first time this year. It was warm and soft, lightly sweet, and smelled of orange zest and roasted sesame seeds: a familiar smell that would guide deceased relatives to the house two weeks later. While my daughter was ...

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Never Attribute to the Supernatural That Which Is Adequately Explained by a Golden Retriever

Pan de muerto in Mexico It was mid-October when Fernando bought a fresh pan de muerto in a nearby bakery for the first time this year. It was warm and soft, lightly sweet, and smelled of orange zest and roasted sesame seeds: a familiar smell that would guide deceased relatives to the house two weeks later. While my daughter was ...

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