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A caffeinated confession


I’ve never been a Starbucks fan. Its stores are more like over-priced ice cream parlors than coffeehouses, and there’s something spooky about customers sitting by themselves, staring at their laptop screens. That said, I’m glad the “anti-bias” training went well … Continue reading

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The Satan sandwich, or the seitan?


I needed caffeine badly, so I stopped in a vegan coffee shop — soy milk only — and ordered a macchiato. Reading the menu board, I noticed the seitan sandwich and asked the barista if this item was inspired by … Continue reading

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