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Basil Seeds: Chia Seed’s Doppelganger?
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Basil Seeds: Chia Seed’s Doppelganger?

Guest post by Nessa Riazi    Bustling with delighted customers unwrapping banana leaves to discover hidden curries and stewed meats, Indonesian restaurant Simpang Asia is a gastronomic awakening; its market next door is another. My sister recently introduced me to this restaurant nestled in Palms that is now my favorite Indonesian restaurant in LA. The … Continue reading

Coffee
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Coffee

Guest post by Nessa Riazi Photo credit: Coffeechemistry.com Discovered in Ethiopia around 850 AD [1], coffee has continued to excite the tastebuds of its many admirers. Sneaking its way into tiramisu, ice creams, and meat marinades, this brewed beverage contributes a complex array of flavors to modern-day gastronomy. What is the science behind coffee’s alluring … Continue reading