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Alice Phung
Apples make me burp.
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Kombucha, part two: How it's made (hint: via fermentation)

I basically sat at my laptop for three straight hours, thinking, "Why aren't there any aesthetic pictures of SCOBY?"

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Eunice said she was really curious about how kombucha is made, so I went ahead and wrote a two-part "series" on kombucha.

Part one: What goes into kombucha? Tea, bacteria, yeast, and food for the unicellular critters.

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Ladies and gents, continuing S&F's theme this month of carnival foods, I give you Eunice's post on deep-frying foods. I just really love how her quirkiness shines through her writing.

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We chose to do a Flavor of the Month on cotton candy because Elsbeth spent the summer working at an amusement park. What's up.

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No money to take care of self, buy more books. That about sums it up.

Book haul: La pazienza del ragno (Andrea Camilleri), Stories of the Invisible: A Guided Tour of Molecules (Philip Bell), Die biogenen Amine und ihre Bedeutung fuer die Physiologie und Pathologie des pflanzlichen und tierischen Stoffwechsels (M. Guggenheim)
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Live-texting my Harry Potter progress with my friend, the Wyvern.
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2015-07-24
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Fun fact: I was eating ungodly amounts of chè bắp while creating these slides.
(Chè bắp: Vietnamese dessert with coconut cream, corn, and tapioca.)

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Weekend book haul!

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe), Der Kleine Prinz (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), & Tender is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald) from Bell's Books in Palo Alto, CA.

The Birds (Aristophanes), Dubliners (James Joyce), & Die Weisse Rose (Ingrid Scholl) from Logos Books in Davis, CA.
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On the sandy beaches of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Andrew Pham reminisces and makes new connections over sizzling squid. The surprising history of "The Squid Sellers of Sihanoukville" - read this amazing story...

http://www.spoonwiz.com/the-squid-sellers-of-silhanoukville/

Photo credit: Srisuda Wansawat
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Kitchen Confidential Recipe: Dry Ice Ice Cream by Alice Phung. Cream, sugar + carbon dioxide = Halloween hit? Check out how you can make it...

http://www.spoonwiz.com/dry-ice-ice-cream/

Photo Credit: Photo credit: Khang Vu
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