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[FOOD] The Plantain Provocateur

February 5 is World Nutella Day. We suggest celebrating by following the advice of the author of this February 2012 article and using the delicious chocolatey hazelnut spread on fried plantains or adding it to a sundae.

Chocolate Ganache

[RECIPE] Decadent Chocolate Ganache

It’s not uncommon to see avant-garde dessert combinations on gourmet menus. Some work. Others baffle.…

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Grape Funk: A Wine List You Can Groove To

For those of us who dismissed South Africa’s Pinotage (Pee-no-taj) as metal-hard and inaccessible, rediscovering…

5 Ways to Curb Your Sexual Appetite

A friend, who is in the middle of a Lifetime Movie Network-style break-up, recently shared…

‘My New F-Word’

I love to eat. For those who know me well, two hours without food and…

Dark Like Kali: The Black India Experience

It was November and the thick Indian air wrapped my face like a wool blanket.…

Sanctified Love: Are Children of the Church Sexually Buckwild?

“Freaky like the daughter of a pastor,” Common emceed in his 2005 concubine ode, “Go!”—only…

[RECIPE]’Pass the Dutchie’ Mac and Cheese

For years, I was a macaroni misfit as it seemed every recipe I tried ended…

[RECIPE]Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Pikliz

Whenever I’m gourmet squatting, meaning I’m on a super-tight budget, but my palate is not,…

Confessions of a Wine Snob

I’m a traitor. I’ve become a spoiled wine brat. I used to be the $15-and-under…