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Q&A: John Simmons, Sixth-Generation Tabasco Maker, Louisiana

May 18, 2017

People across the world associate Tabasco sauce with the very unique, flavorful food culture found here in Louisiana, and we’re honored to be a part of that.”  —John Simmons, tabasco pepper expert, McIlhenny Company, Avery Island

Hot sauce is like salt in Louisiana. People add it to everything.

In New Orleans, about 140 miles east of Tabasco’s headquarters, food is known for its bold spicing. Cayenne…

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Japantown, San Francisco, in 36 Hours

April 27, 2017

         Japantown, San Francisco, in 36 Hours

Japantown umbrella mural, in San Francisco
Japantown mural. All photos by Mary Charlebois

Ethereal tonkotsu, silky ramen. Tangy, crisp pickles. Sushi, sashimi, spicy-sweet ginger, and sake. Sweet, chewy mochi. Soak it all up with 36 hours in San Francisco’s Japantown.

Six square blocks embody Japanese food, history, and culture. Traditional and modern ideals thrive side…

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Eating Moravian Food in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

March 1, 2017

Eating Moravian Food in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem skyline in North Carolina
Photo courtesy of Visit Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem might be better known for Krispy Kreme doughnuts, tobacco-industry ties, and handcrafted wood furniture, but it’s also got an interesting (and edible!) streak of Moravian history in it. Our local writer fills us in.  

The Moravians who settled in North Carolina traced their faith…