When I’m anxious or sad, I stuff my face with carbs and sugar and cheese, ingredients which are wonderful in and of themselves. Life is too short to deny myself at least one of these Chowhound Intense Brownies at some point. But comfort foods turn on me when I shovel bucketloads of the stuff down my throat, when hunger becomes a long forgotten point. I know I’m not the only one. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with food.
This article, Crossroads: When Cultures Collide in Food, originally appeared on Chowhound. If Mexican tacos can encase Japanese sushi (see Takumi Taco), then Somali chickpea pancakes can withstand a good Irish poached salmon topping. Why not? Cultures aren’t clashing with these foods. OK, there are haters out there, but we stand on the side of wide-reaching acceptance on any interracial marriage meal. We reserve judgement until we’ve taken a bite. Or nine.
A cup of steaming herbal tea. Flowers in bloom. Wellness. Slowing down. Simple pleasures. These are not the pursuits of a typical banker who jets from Hong Kong to Singapore, later consulting for other businesses throughout Africa and Australia. But Jason Cohen had experienced enough of this fast pace, the pursuit of money for the sake of money. He wanted to do work that was meaningful to him. So Cohen moved back home to New Rochelle and founded Flower Pot Tea Company in late February.
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