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Staging 101
1 year ago

Staging 101

1. First, appreciate good food, at home, in cafes or restaurants, wherever you find it.

I grew up eating good food and loving the Puerto Rican food …
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Tested and Tasted
1 year ago

Tested and Tasted

Nearly two years ago, Jennifer Thai ’05 launched a second career as a baker of healthy treats and muffins — a bold move inspired by her young daughter’s food …
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Finding Her Place in Houston’s Culinary World
1 year ago

Finding Her Place in Houston’s Culinary World

On the way to earning degrees in art and art history, Smith continued to learn about the business while waitressing and working for a catering company. She practiced classical …
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On the Bandvegan
1 year ago

On the Bandvegan

When she was 16, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram ’09 was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and Type 2 diabetes. Two years later, while at a grocery store, a customer approached her and suggested …
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The Meaning of Pie
1 year ago

The Meaning of Pie

Anne Haynie Collins ’81 earned a civil engineering degree from Rice and worked on the space shuttle for a number of years before shifting to biomedical engineering, rounding out …
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Georgia’s Legacy
1 year ago

Georgia’s Legacy

The farmers market near Richmond and Eastside is a magical place on Saturday mornings. Shoppers wander from booth to booth, tempted by carrots just plucked from the dirt, beets …
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Undercover Eater
1 year ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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Rice’s Food (R)evolution
1 year ago

Rice’s Food (R)evolution

Twenty years ago, Rice dining manager Julie Bogar was sitting in her office when the phone rang and a voice said: “Julie, the pies are on Main Street.” A …
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Eating Italian, Family Style
1 year ago

Eating Italian, Family Style

Going out with Frankie B. Mandola ’69 could be an arduous task for those who knew him well.

“When you walked down the street with him or entered …
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Night Owl: Stargazer
1 year ago

Night Owl: Stargazer

RICK FIENBERG ’78 HAS A DAY JOB as press officer for the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Boston. But on Fridays, when the sun goes down, he’s long gone …
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