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Yucca Bread: a Cuban classic

Blog | Zoe Brent | Jan 27, 2011

Yucca, or yuca, a food crop with many names and spellings – also commonly called manioc or cassava – has…

Cuba’s Army of Farmers

Blog | Zoe Brent | Jan 27, 2011

After spending the morning weeding in the hot sun soaking up the rhythm of the farm, we sought the comforts…

Memories of a Basque Meal

Blog | Leonor Hurtado | Dec 6, 2010

Two years ago, I had the good fortune to visit the incredible Spanish Basque Country to meet with leaders of…

Labor, Land and Cooperatives in Cuba

Blog | Zoe Brent | Aug 25, 2010

The Cuban government has consciously incorporated worker cooperatives into its revolutionary project. This is not a discussion about the Cuban…

When Fast Food Fights

Blog | Annie Shattuck and Eric Holt-Giménez | Dec 10, 2008

Burger King’s newest ad campaign, a pseudo-scientific documentary featuring the world’s last “hamburger virgins” as they compare the taste of…