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A New Brunch Dish at Miss Kim

Stop by to try Ji Hye’s new Jeon on Saturday or Sunday morning One of the most rewarding adventures of the last few months here in the ZCoB has been Miss Kim’s rollout of our new weekend brunch. I asked Ji Hye to share a highlight. She sent me back the story of a 17th century tradition […]

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Putting Power Back into Our Cultural Soil

Sharing power toward a more positive future Folk singer Billy Bragg says, “We live in an age of rage. People feel their voices are ignored.” Political scientist Yascha Mounk writes, “Looking around the world, I see depressingly few democratic bright spots.” He also said, “Voters have long since concluded that they have little influence on public policy.” Whether it’s […]

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Mirzam Chocolate with Coffee & Cardamom

A cup of amazing Arabic coffee in chocolate bar If you like both great dark chocolate and a good cup of coffee, as I do, you might well want to check out this terrific chocolate bar made by Kathy Johnston and her team at Mirzam in the unlikely origin of Dubai. I’ve gone back to […]

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Uove in Purgatorio

“Eggs in Purgatory” makes a marvelous meal If you don’t remember your religious contexts, purgatory is where our souls wait for purification before getting into heaven. Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, the concept seemed about right for this period of the pandemic; we’re getting close, but we’re not really out the other side either. Science […]

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Ribeye Steak with Tarragon Butter at the Roadhouse

Or alternatively, local asparagus topped with tarragon butter The best foods for me are, much more often than not, surprisingly simple. A few really great ingredients that come together to make something remarkable. These two spring specials on the Roadhouse menu clearly qualify! They’re both variations on this theme, the common connection being the terrific […]

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Enhancing and Restoring Our Cultural Soil

13 things we can do to enrich our organizational cultures Last week I wrote a bunch about the importance of organizational culture—how much difference it makes to be part of a healthy culture versus an unhealthy one, and my metaphorical context of imagining organizational culture as the soil in which we’re working. This week I’ll begin […]

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