If you’re game for a meal that goes beyond the same old burgers and wings on every restaurant’s menu, then stick around, because this is the story for you. These foods are a little harder to find. In other words, they are not ubiquitous. They are, in fact, very, very un-ubiquitous. These delicacies may be foods you’ve never before tried. Or they’re things you grew up eating but rarely encounter. They’re for the curious, the homesick, the adventurous, the nostalgic.Like with many things, food that is peculiar to one culture is quite common to another. One could argue — very easily — that our American chemical-filled foods are as weird as they come. So, yes, this list is designed to be unfamiliar to most of us, because that’s kind of the point. Remember the un-ubiquitous part? From unexplored proteins to rare fruit to ocean oddities, we rounded up some out-of-the-ordinary foods and where to get them. Huitlacoche What is it? Corn fungus. … [Read more...] about 10 of the most interesting things you can eat at Denver restaurants, from fungus to duck fetus
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Teri Kinne’s backpack is not the first thing you notice about her as she patrols in the subzero cold, searching for homeless people in need of shelter from the dangerous weather. Yet it tells the story of why the Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy signs up for these shifts. She has a soft spot for the homeless and she’s been looking for her brother, who is mentally ill and living outdoors. She prepared the gray backpack for her brother after she finally spotted him — after not seeing him for nearly 10 years — two weekends ago at the overflow emergency shelter at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center. The backpack is stuffed full. There is a hat, gloves, socks, vitamins, bottled water, homemade cookies and a note that reads: “John – Always remember you have a family who loves you!!” Kinne didn’t find her 53-year-old brother again during her most recent shift outside, but she’s not giving up. The Ramsey County sheriff’s … [Read more...] about Sheltering the homeless from the cold is personal for this deputy. She’s looking for her brother.
Police seize bulk of smuggled wine Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 yesterday said that they have seized 500 bottles of wine without receipt in a car. While patrolling on Thursday, policemen of the Police Agency on Economic and Corruption Crimes (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security found a Toyota vehicle with red plate travelling in district 1 suspicious; therefore, they stopped the vehicle. Driver Pham Van Viet showed document of the vehicle but not with the red plate. They discovered five containers of Chivas Regel Aged 12 year each container with two bottles of wine; 20 containers of Johorie wine each container with 12 bottles of wine and 20 containers of Kakhia Coffe Liqucur wine each container with 12 bottles of wine. The vehicle was carrying 490 bottles of wine totally. The driver couldn’t show any document relating to the wine. From driver’s statement, police officers raided the warehouses in Thu Duc District, finding 4,220 foreign-made bottles of … [Read more...] about Social News 16/1
0 Have your say The Scottish entrepreneur behind an Amsterdam-based “co-living and co-working” concept aimed at students and professionals is making headway with plans to open a branch in Edinburgh, and targeting further global growth. Charlie MacGregor, who was born and raised in the Scottish Capital, told The Scotsman that the city is “ideal” for the hybrid business model offered by the The Student Hotel (TSH).It offers high-end accommodation that can be rented by students and let out as hotel rooms, plus flexible co-working facilities, meeting rooms and large-scale event space.Chief executive MacGregor believes Edinburgh ticks many boxes, with a thriving start-up and business community, strong tourism and sizeable student population.“It’s one of the best cities we could have our model working in,” he said, noting the complementary spread between peak tourist seasons and the academic year. And it will offer the best … [Read more...] about Scots businessman steps up efforts to launch Capital site