Videri, Smog City Win Good Food Foundation Awards

    The good people at Videri Chocolate (Raleigh, NC) and Smog City Brewery (Torrance, CA) have won awards at the 2019 Good Food Foundation Awards, held in San Francisco, CA, on Jan. 11, 2019. Our friends at Videri won for their delectable 70% Classic Dark Chocolate (we’ve been fanatics of this cacao creation for … Continue reading Videri, Smog City Win Good Food Foundation Awards

The Thatched Roof Farmhouses of Tamba

Although thatch is the traditional roofing material of many Japanese structures, it is most often seen today on homes in Japan's remote rural villages. Well-preserved hamlets such as Shirakawa-go have become popular destinations for tourists seeking a unique lodging experience.  One of the greatest concentrations of thatched-roof dwellings in Japan is found in the Kyoto … Continue reading The Thatched Roof Farmhouses of Tamba