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The World on a Plate book review

While I’ve always enjoyed travel narratives, and to a lesser degree food narratives, a book that combines both of these things just seemed like a bibliophile’s dream come true. Such is the case with Mina Holland’s debut work, The World on a Plate. She’s essentially written a book that features 40 cuisines

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Poros Pittsburgh Restaurant Review

When I heard that a new upscale Mediterranean restaurant was going to be opening in Pittsburgh’s Market Square, I became immensely excited. As I’ve mentioned before, Pittsburgh doesn’t really understand that ethnic food can also be hip and upscale, but thankfully that is now

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Visiting the Vanka Murals

Pittsburgh is one of those places that doesn’t have a lot of attractions and landmarks readily known outside of the city or even the surrounding area. But that’s why discovering a place like the Carrie Blast Furnace make visiting it

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Senegalese Quinoa-Crusted Crab Cakes

During my freshman year of college, I took a fascinating literature course on the French in West Africa (ironically enough that same semester I took a history course on Africa in the 20th century-needless to say I became quite the “expert” on Africa by the end of

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Spain: A Study Abroad Perspective Part 2

Classes were held Monday-Thursday which meant every week you had a three day weekend to do whatever-whether it was staying local or traveling afar. During my semester there, I ended up traveling to three other countries (France, Italy, and Morocco), as well as making smaller

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