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[26 Jan 2011 | 12 Comments | 3,605 views]
Maple Pride

Over the past few days, I’ve shared my motivation and some background on why I’m so passionate about maple syrup, the history of maple syrup, an overview of some other regional syrups, government regulation and grading of maple syrup, and the recent settlement between Vermont and McDonald’s over their false maple labeling.
Today, I’ll talk about the maple harvest and terminology, maple regional pride, maple tourism, maple and the environment, and the potential health benefits of maple syrup.
Maple Harvest
Maple Syrup season is one of the first signs of spring in the …

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[21 Apr 2010 | 12 Comments | 3,394 views]
Daily Texan on Austin Food Bloggers

I was honored when a writer for the Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas, contacted me for a story they were doing on local food bloggers. The story ran yesterday in Longhorn Life, an “Advertising Supplement of the Daily Texan.” Not sure how Tasty Touring and Rebeccamendations ended up in there since we didn’t pay for the articles but I’m not going to complain!
Read on for our mind-blowing insights about Austin’s best cuisine, favorite dish (I don’t actually have one but picked a past obsession), favorite …

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[20 Dec 2009 | 13 Comments | 4,535 views]
Smarties, My Ancestral Candy

Dear Emily G.,
I can’t tell you how much fun it was to get your fanciful care package from your trip to Canada. I knew what it contained (since I asked you to send it) but the way you decorated the envelop was so endearing:

I can’t remember the last time (if ever) I’ve taken a picture of a mailer but this one was so cute.

Inside the lovingly prepared exterior was a consumer product near and dear to my heart — Smarties. Not the chalky kind wrapped in clear plastic that we …

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