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Savoring Stories: How Annabelle Tometich Crafts Tales of Food and Family
Savoring Stories: How Annabelle Tometich Crafts Tales of Food and Family

Learn about Annabelle Tometich, author of the powerful new memoir "The Mango Tree," which delves into her identity as a mixed-race Filipina through the lens of food, family, and culture. In this candid interview, Tometich opens up about how her mother's immense influence helped spark her career transition from pre-med to culinary writing. She shares insights on navigating themes of cultural authenticity in her work, and offers inspiring advice for aspiring writers looking to share stories rooted in their personal experiences. Read on to gain a rich perspective from Tometich's remarkable journey of self-discovery through the flavors of memory and belonging.

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Jeremy Burnich 
The Allure of Cherry Blossoms: From Japan to the U.S.
The Allure of Cherry Blossoms: From Japan to the U.S.

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of blooming cherry blossoms! Witness the ethereal beauty of hanami, Japan's cherished tradition of flower viewing, and discover vibrant cherry blossom festivals across the United States. Unveil the cultural significance of this fleeting spectacle and plan your own unforgettable sakura adventure.

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Oodaalolly 
Choc-a-Lot of Brains: Cocoa Extract Now the Secret Ingredient for Senior Smarts!
Choc-a-Lot of Brains: Cocoa Extract Now the Secret Ingredient for Senior Smarts!

A study suggests that daily cocoa extract supplements may improve cognition in older adults with poor diets. Cocoa, rich in flavanols, might reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, potentially benefiting cognitive function. This research, part of a larger trial on cocoa extract and multivitamins, indicates a need for further investigation into cocoa's cognitive benefits.

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Oodaalolly 
Horror, Heritage, and Hollywood: How Kristine Gerolaga is Flipping the Script on Filipino Tales
Horror, Heritage, and Hollywood: How Kristine Gerolaga is Flipping the Script on Filipino Tales

Cinema's new vanguard, Kristine Gerolaga, is rewriting the narrative, blending the haunting echoes of Filipino folklore with the pressing issues of today. As she stands at the crossroads of heritage and horror, her work is more than just film—it's a movement. Dive into our exclusive chat with the mastermind behind 'Mosquito Lady' as she unpacks her journey, her vision, and the future of Filipina-American storytelling.

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Jeremy Burnich