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Marco . . . Polo

January 8, 2021

Whether the Italian explorer Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy in the 13th century is a matter of historical debate. What is not in dispute is that the Chinese had been cooking with forms of pasta for centuries before that. My favorite Chinese chef, Diana ...

Renowned judge used storytelling to share lessons

January 8, 2021

By Tom Kirvan As the oldest public school in the United States, Boston Latin School has a distinguished group of alums, including the likes of Founding Fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson along with Joseph P. ...

Oh Deer

January 8, 2021

Warning: if you cried watching “Bambi,” you may want to skip this article. I made a phone call to help out a friend, and after things worked out, he texted me: “My buddy has kids that are excellent shots LOL. Would you be interested in a ...

Chicken Msakhan

January 8, 2021

We have a guest columnist today - my associate, Amanda Ghannam. After reading this, I fear I may be out of a job! I hope you enjoy her inaugural contribution as much as I did. By Amanda Ghannam When you hear “roast chicken,” you probably think ...

General Tso's Cauliflower

January 8, 2021

Let’s get a few things out of the way. There was indeed a General Tso. He was a 19th Century Qing Dynasty statesman and military leader from China’s Hunan Province. General Tso’s chicken has nothing to do with him. The dish is not generally ...

Cheers to Michigan

January 8, 2021

It is hard to believe that 100 years ago, the prohibition of the sale or manufacture of alcohol was enshrined in our Constitution. The Eighteenth Amendment lasted fourteen years and proved impossible to enforce. This was especially true in Michigan, with its ...