Category Archives: Food

Video and Plenary Lecture: The Global Citizens Youth Summit

This summer I had the distinct pleasure of being a faculty member during the 2015 Global Citizens Youth Summit, organized by Yumi Kuwana and held at Harvard University. The summit gathered 24 youth from around the world, with a curriculum … Continue reading

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Dining in the Bosnian Diaspora

A couple of months ago, a news item from the St. Louis Bosnian community caught my eye. It said that three siblings from St. Louis’s Grbić family had appeared on the Food Network’s contest show “Guy’s Grocery Games” and won. … Continue reading

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Bosnia: My Food Paradise

Today, pictures of some of my favorite Bosnian food. Some of these photographs are more, um, flattering than others. First, c(h)evapi, the classic beef sausage with onion, fresh cream (kajmak), and fabulous fresh bread (real Bosnians don’t put their cream … Continue reading

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Back to School: Top 10 Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free Breakfast Foods and Snacks

To celebrate our five years of feeding our boys gluten-, dairy-, and corn-free, and to mourn the imminent end of summer, here is a top 10 list of our favorite, go-to processed foods for the kids, foods that make for … Continue reading

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The Fast Food Chain I Really, Really Hope Isn’t Homophobic

Like its food, the recent revelations about Chick-fil-A are nearly indigestible. Oh, Chick-fil-A, I have loved you so. When my first child was born in your theme park (Atlanta), you were my first stop on the way home from the … Continue reading

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Culinary Play: “Balkan Fusion”

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Alex and I took our first real shot at Balkan cuisine tonight, serving 12 adults and a few kids. Our plan was simple: an appetizer of bread and ajvar, a fresh šopska salad with feta, and a main course of … Continue reading

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The Way to a Man’s Heart

My infinitely loving and compassionate partner, Alex, knows that when I come home from Bosnia-Herzegovina, I go through a withdrawal that verges on exile. Where’s the Turkish coffee, the Sarajevsko beer, the cevapi, the burek, the corner bakery, the fresh … Continue reading

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