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TIE Story of the Month: ‘Foodie Cultured’, by Anju Treohan

     For their first date, they met for happy hour. Ben suggested Inde Blu, a classy little restaurant with an Indian inspired—not fusion—menu. Sonia thought it was kind of cute, like– Oh! He’s picking an Indian restaurant because I’m Indian. She didn’t call him out on it. She told him it was a great […]

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TIE Story Of The Month: ‘The Separation of Things’, by Chelsea Wolf

When he left, he took the ketchup. I remember looking at it lying on top of a box filled with assorted condiments and packages of Rice-A-Roni and Mac & Cheese. We had bought it at Trader Joe’s the month before. It wasn’t even good ketchup. Not like the specialty eel sauce. This he took. Or […]

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TIE Story of the Month: ‘The Island’, by Dina Lee

By the time the ferry docked and they climbed into the taxi, the sun was already at high noon.  Mara knew this island intimately despite having never set foot on it until today.  She knew how high the coconut trees grew, how green the sugarcanes were, how white the wispy haze on the horizon became […]

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TIE Story of the Month: ‘The Potluck’, by Lia Ryerson

Last week That Tracy threw a big party and our invitation came in the mail. Her name is actually just Tracy, and she is my 4th grade class’s Parent Representative of the Month. When I asked my mom why she has never been my 4th grade class’s Parent Representative of the Month, she did that […]

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TIE Story of the Month: ‘Saucisson’, by Ali Osworth

Because I’d never driven before, they arranged for a carpool with the music teacher, who lived in the same trailer park I’d moved to. He was young, like me, and dressed like he was pretending to be a professor. I don’t even think his glasses were real. But I guess I was trying to look […]

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‘Do You Like Pinabora?’ by José García

I used to live in a building that belonged to a Pakistani family. “Welcome,” I was greeted once, after class, by one of the owners. “What’s your name?” “José, from Guatemala,” I said. Before coming to NY I had spent a week in Miami with other international students so I picked up the habit of […]

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Young Eaters: ’12-Year-Old Angry Vegan’ by Lauren La Torre

12-Year-Old Angry Vegan by Lauren La Torre The day Toby died was the day I became vegan. Toby was my best friend. Okay, it sounds a little lame for a fish to be your best friend, but he was. We were exactly the same age, and I mean we were both exactly twelve. My parents […]

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine As Stocks Dwindle

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown, Mass., up to the Canadian border, in an effort to reverse plummeting numbers of the iconic fish in the Gulf of Maine…”This is uncalled for,” says Joseph Orlando, a fishermen who trawls for cod off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., just […]

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December’s Monthly Mix: Migration

The Inquisitive Eater fed you three randomly chosen food related words; couscous, dough, and peas. One of our best responses was the science-fiction short by Eli Nunes.   Migration Dr. Salma Azoulay leaned lightly against a small, circular window. Beyond it lay the dark void speckled with promises and possibilities. One sphere loomed larger than […]

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Comment String to a Recipe for Korean Soy-Braised Short Ribs

by Stacey Harwood kitchen vixen: These were delicious. I made them over the weekend for my husband’s game night. I made them the day before, then skimmed the fat before reheating.  Then I served them with a big bowl of white rice and some spicy greens.  For dessert, I made chocolate chip cookies.  Everything was […]

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