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Daphnis and Chloe: Rare Herbs from the Greek Archipelago

When I first became the spice buyer at Formaggio Kitchen I was so excited to delve deeper into the incredible, international world of spices. However, the more I traveled, learned and sampled, the more I realized that the spice industry is primarily made up of large producers more concerned with the bottom line than the quality of their product. 728 more words

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A flower with a sweet treat!

This the second post in my “What’s in a bee-friendly flower’s name?” series (punchy title, eh?), where I describe how certain plants beloved of bees got their name, and I’ll tell you a bit about their ecology too. 604 more words

22. Successful, Albeit Temporary, Unions

Example 5. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto Number 2, Movement 3 (Measures 306-325)
Earl Wild, Jascha Horenstein, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chandos

The scoring of this part is a bit more standard than the oboe-viola combination earlier. 1,659 more words

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Feuerbach’s Muses vs Lagerfeld’s Models

Anselm Feuerbach was one of the most important German painters of the second half of the 19th Century. In his works Feuerbach depicted ancient objects in the garb of his modern. 158 more words

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I think I've read the best romance novel so far

Well, maybe not a novel since I think it is rather short for being considered a novel, but Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe is probably the best romance I’ve read so far. 365 more words

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In R J Dent's Library - Daphnis and Chloe by Longus

A look in R J Dent’s library at the influential ancient Greek pastoral novel by Longus – Daphnis and Chloe.

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