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Rambling Spoon


Food and travel. Individually, they make up two of life's greatest pleasures; when these two worlds intersect, magical things happen. Such is the life of author/journalist and former Asia correspondent for Gourmet, Karen Coates.

Rambling Spoon is equal parts travel log, recipe blog and anthropologic notebook. Her posts take readers to far-flung lands, where dishes like Burmese Mutton Ball Curry, Khmer Fish with Tamarind Sauce and Kusherie (an Egyptian rice and lentil dish) are the norm - all through a National Geographic-style lens keen on preserving our planet's health.

"Food is life—and death. It is history and culture, war and peace. It is our past and it is our future. Food is who and what we are," Karen writes on her blog. We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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10 Most Pointless Salad Ingredients

This article originally appeared at The Daily Meal
By Valaer Murray, Editor

You get a pat on the back for choosing to have a salad, but take two points off for getting breaded chicken over grilled. Of course, it doesn’t work that way, but we can help make a good choice even better. The reasoning? Make the salad work harder for you by not filling it with a lot of pointless, empty-calorie ingredients. That means foregoing the croutons and chow mein noodles but getting the same salty, crunchy deliciousness in a healthier way.

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