How one small act of kindness, changed the path of history

Culture 10/18/18, 12:39

The historic victory of World War II might have had to have been rewritten, if it was without this single good deed, performed by a single man, the heroic Army General, Eisenhower. One day, during the horrific throngs of World War II, Lieutenant General Dwight David Eisenhower of the Allied Forces ...

Zhuge Liang’s insatiable appetite for learning (Video)

Culture 10/11/18, 09:15

Zhuge Liang, (181-234 AD), is a great historical figure who lived during the Three States Period. When he was young, Zhuge Liang’s teacher, Sir Shuijing, lived a reclusive life in the Village of Shuijing. Sir Shuijing kept a rooster that would strut about in his yard. Everyday at noon, the rooster would ...

The Virtuous Official who Prayed on His Knees to Stop a Flood

Culture 09/27/18, 08:05

In the eighth year of the Shunzhi era (1651 AD), under the Qing Dynasty, Luo Zhonglin was promoted to lead the Province of Changzhou, today’s Jiangsu Province. Luo gained widespread respect for his unyielding morality, and for the acknowledgement of his virtuous responsibility. Ending Bribery in the time of Taxation A number of ...

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Chicharrones

Culture 08/26/18, 03:13

Peter Sherman, owner and head chef of BarBacon in New York City, finds versatile uses for crispy chicharrones. Secret Ingredient: Chicharrones, fried pig skin. They are supremely crunchy and light while maintaining a clear pork flavor. How To Use It: As a chef, being able to introduce flavor without having to add a lot ...

Not Your Childhood Grilled Cheese

Culture 08/26/18, 03:12

What could be better than a classic grilled cheese sandwich, buttered and toasted to crispy, gooey perfection? Eric Greenspan has a few ideas. The LA-based chef’s new cookbook, “The Great Grilled Cheese Book,” is full of them. Greenspan draws upon his experiences working at Michelin-starred restaurants to turn the humble sandwich ...

A Star-Studded Pizza Party is Coming to Little Italy in the Bronx

Culture 08/26/18, 03:09

Tickets are now on sale for the first annual New York Pizza Festival, held Oct. 6–7 in Little Italy, in the Bronx. The event will bring together some of the top pizzaioli from the five boroughs and across the country, as well as a special consortium from Naples, Italy. The 25-plus ...

Olive Oil Jones: ‘Killer Olive Oil,’ Bottled to Order

Culture 08/26/18, 03:08

Steven Jenkins is serious about “killer olive oil.” That’s how the renowned cheesemonger and specialty food authority describes the extra virgin olive oils offered by Olive Oil Jones, his recently launched online business with his wife, Michelle Sims. The oils are sourced from around the world and shipped across the ...

Sun-Kissed Peaches From California to Your Door

Culture 08/26/18, 03:05

Few things embody the joy of summer better than biting into a fresh peach so perfectly ripe that the sweet juice dribbles down your chin. Frog Hollow Farm’s legendary peaches have earned a reputation for creating those moments. Their signature sweet and juicy Cal Red peaches—dubbed the “Oh my God” ...

Alabama School Board to Post ‘In God We Trust’ in Schools

Culture 08/14/18, 09:07

The Blount County school board in Alabama is poised to allow the motto “In God We Trust,” which is printed on U.S. currency, to appear in its schools, following action by the state legislature last month approving the maxim for government buildings. When the school board does act, it will have ...