Ramadan goes Italian: Palestinian chef brings twist to original recipes

During Ramadan, Muslims the world over pray, reflect and get together with their families, in addition to fasting from sunrise to sunset.
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But abstaining from food during the holiday, which begins on April 13 and is slated to end on May 12, can at times be quite daunting, especially during the longer and hotter days. For this reason, many of the hallmark dishes that are eaten during Ramadan are quite filling and nutritious, including qatayef, a sweet dumpling that is commonly served during the holiday. Muslims commonly enjoy a few
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The everlasting appeal of Kashmir’s vegetarian saints


Thousands of Kashmiris abstain from meat in deference to the legacy of three Sufi mystics during their death anniversaries in the Valley.

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir — The past fortnight has been an exhausting one for Irfana Mir, a teacher and mother of two young children. Married for nine years, she hopes that a 17th century saint will answer her family’s prayers, the foremost being a steady job for her husband, a doctor.

Irfana is from the Batamaloo area of Srinagar, the capital of India-administered Kashmir, which is home to the shrine of Sheikh Dawood, a mystic popularly known among the

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A Brand Embassy for Coffee Lovers: Nespresso’s New Flagship Concept Debuts in Vienna


For coffee devotees, there’s something captivating about the aroma of a freshly brewed cup and that first sip in the morning. Luxury coffee and espresso brand Nespresso is tapping into the power of those emotive experiences with the launch of its new immersive flagship boutique concept in Vienna, Austria.

With a global retail network of 809 boutiques in 532 cities, Nespresso views these physical locations as an integral part of its omnichannel approach. “Our retail network is, and remains, one of the best ways to deliver a meaningful brand experience,” said Jean-Christophe Jaunin, Global B2C Head at Nespresso in an

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Developing and Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits with Ease

By Michael Ormsbee, PhDFlorida State University
Edited by Kate Findley and proofread by Angela Shoemaker, The Great Courses Daily

If you’re like most people, you might begin your journey into healthy eating with enthusiasm—perhaps as part of a New Year’s Resolution—but lose steam after a bit. Professor Ormsbee suggests simple ways to get back on track.

Man chopping vegetables in kitchen
When establishing healthy eating habits, try to make better choices by paying attention to your level of hunger and type of nutritious foods. Photo By Alliance Images / Shutterstock

How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits?

As you start developing healthy habits, it’s

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US Postal Service Celebrates ‘American’ Espresso with New StampsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine


USPS espresso stamps

Known for its timely deliveries, the U.S. Postal Service has at long last dedicated a series of stamps dedicated to the magic elixir that has helped fuel the modern-day specialty coffee industry in the United States: espresso drinks.

The agency released the collection of 55-cent postage stamps in 20-stamp booklets last week. Each booklet contains four different stamps celebrating four popular espresso-based drinks: straight espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte and caffe mocha.

With artwork inspired by 1920s and ’30s advertising posters and art deco-inspired lettering the collection is meant to capture “the inviting atmosphere of an early 20th-century

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We compared two different whipped coffee recipes to see which tasted best


If you haven’t seen the internet’s favorite viral whipped coffee yet, now here’s your chance.

This three-ingredient coffee drink is embraced all over the world. In Korea it’s called Dalgona, in Greece, it’s the frappe, India dubbed it “beaten coffee” and in Cuba, it’s known as batido. The drink combines milk, instant coffee and sugar for a creamy jolt of caffeine.

In The Know’s Poppy Shen decided to conduct a little experiment by making whipped coffee two ways.

“Today I’ll be making whipped coffee at home and I’ll be comparing two recipes using regular instant coffee and Whipped Drinks

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