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Why does spicy food make your nose run?

No matter what spice level you can handle, we’ve all eaten spicy food that’s a little too hot. Whether it’s from sprinkling a little too much hot sauce over your meal or ordering too ambitiously in an Indian restaurant, the sensation is not the most pleasant. Your mouth starts to burn, Read More...

The subtleties of sage

The subtleties of sage

Why cooking is a lot like communicating. | April 2008 issue Every language has a limited number of words and finite grammatical rules. Yet we can use them to create an endless number of sentences and tell countless stories. The same applies to cooking: The number of ingredients is limited and the Read More...

The spices of life

The spices of life

Is it time to trade that aspirin tablet for a teaspoon of turmeric? Kim Ridley| March 2008 issue By the middle of the afternoon, Ellen Ryan was out of steam. A community organizer in central Maine, Ryan says her energy crashed every afternoon. To get through the rest of the day, she’d grab a Read More...