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If Americans consider themselves connoisseurs of coffee, with a caffeine fix seemingly available on every corner, a journey across Seoul shows that South Korea has more than caught up. One of the world’s biggest retail markets is now perhaps its most competitive coffee turf.

At least 100 academies across the country train baristas — and the unemployed can get the government to subsidize their training. Coffee shops offer valet parking, and some will even deliver cups of coffee to nearby homes.

Behind much of this Asian coffee boom, and uniquely positioned to benefit from it, is the company known stateside for the slogan “America runs on Dunkin’.”

“It’s more than just coffee’s a big deal, or people are into coffee. It is a phenomenon… . It’s a freaking phenomenon,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin’s executive chef and vice president of production innovation. “It’s more intense than New York by far — the competitiveness, the saturation. You think you’re going to see a lot of coffee shops on one block, and there’s four times more than you even think. It’s incredible.”

From Massachusetts to Seoul, Dunkin’ Donuts finds new markets as coffee craze sweeps Asia - World - The Boston Globe

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In a paper with the awesome title “Tacos al Pastor y Flautas de Cochinita Pibil ¿Sabes qué es lo que comes?” (“Do You Know What You’re Eating?”) in the latest issue of Saberes Compartidos del Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Puebla (Shared Findings of the State of Puebla’s Council of Science and Technology), researchers put tacos and flautas through a rigorous chemical analysis to determine what exactly constitutes their nutritional makeup, picking the regional favorites tacos al pastor and flautas de cochinita pibil as case studies. (via Chemists: 3 Tacos or 4 Flautas Per Order Make a Healthy Diet in Greatest Scientific Study Ever)

In a paper with the awesome title “Tacos al Pastor y Flautas de Cochinita Pibil ¿Sabes qué es lo que comes?” (“Do You Know What You’re Eating?”) in the latest issue of Saberes Compartidos del Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Puebla (Shared Findings of the State of Puebla’s Council of Science and Technology), researchers put tacos and flautas through a rigorous chemical analysis to determine what exactly constitutes their nutritional makeup, picking the regional favorites tacos al pastor and flautas de cochinita pibil as case studies. (via Chemists: 3 Tacos or 4 Flautas Per Order Make a Healthy Diet in Greatest Scientific Study Ever)

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Best Israeli-American-Turkish breakfast ever: bacon and egg boreka from Moishe’s.  #food #turkey #israel (at The Original Farmers Market)

Best Israeli-American-Turkish breakfast ever: bacon and egg boreka from Moishe’s. #food #turkey #israel (at The Original Farmers Market)

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whykoshertacos:

http://www.kvia.com/news/kosher-taco-truck-highlights-crypto-jew-history/-/391068/21119168/-/h3cqrr/-/index.html

ABC 7

Kosher taco truck highlights crypto-Jewish history

An El Paso artist hopes to highlight the history of crypto-Jews in the Southwest through a kosher taco truck.

About six years ago, artist Peter Svarzbein started photographing crypto-Jews, Hispanic or Latinos of Jewish descent who had to keep their faith a secret after the Spanish inquisition, and their descendents.

Svarzbein wants to show the stories of those families through his taco truck, which was serving the fusion food at Congregation B’nai Zion and Hope and Anchor over the weekend.

On Monday, the truck was at the Foodville food truck spot in Downtown El Paso, on the corner of Mills and Mesa. Along with serving up tacos, the stories of crypto-Jews are projected on walls….

Just learned about this amazing Texan history art-and-food project about the Crypto-Jews. Sounds delicious and (crap) educational.

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New York is a great food city where you can find anything your heart desires EXCEPT Chicago-style pizza. Someone find me this deep dish food of the gods in the 212 or 718, please.

New York is a great food city where you can find anything your heart desires EXCEPT Chicago-style pizza. Someone find me this deep dish food of the gods in the 212 or 718, please.

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