Recipe: Kale and Bean Soup

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(Updated 10/30/16: changed photo. 12/11/16: put recipe into WP Recipe Maker) With a thick broth, plump beans, and pleasingly bitter kale, this Tuscan classic is one of my favorite soups. And it’s probably one of the most nutritious dishes that I make, full of healthy ingredients like beans and kale, light on fat, heavy on […]

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A Visit to the Ramen Museum in Yokohama, Japan

(Updated, 12/24/16:  fixed broken links) Real ramen — not the factory-produced product with instant noodles and a powdered flavoring packet, but fresh noodles and painstakingly prepared, flavorful broth — inspires strong feelings. It’s inspired two movies, the cult favorite Tampopo (which I found nearly unwatchable when I last viewed it) and the poorly written and overacted […]

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