“Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India” Exhibit, until Jun 10, 2018 @ Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA

The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork… Read More

Cooking is an Act of Defiance, Open City Magazine, Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop

Cooking provides a familiar focus, even a break, and the possibility to recreate culture and share it in a part of the world that finds her, and people like her, distasteful. Read more…

Article 1/2: How Three Experts Tackle Biodiversity’s Imperative

Why worry about varieties of fruits and nuts decreasing? Multiple tastes, different colors, several growing periods, resistance to pests, drought and environmental disasters —  all these factors rest on maintaining, and now reviving, regions and agricultural practices that grow many varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and grasses. Read more…

Video: Debra Roberts, master natural beekeeper, talks some bee wisdom in her backyard apiary

Beekeeper, Debra Roberts, shares a bit of bee wisdom from her apiary in Appalachia, Weaverville, North Carolina in August 2012. Read more… Natural Beekeeping, Debra Roberts, Appalachia, North Carolina Aug 2012 from Sarah K Khan on Vimeo.

Article/Chapter: The Glycemic Index/Load in Integrative Medicine 2012, by David Rakel MD

At present, the American Diabetes Association (ADA)1 does not recognize a role for the glycemic index in the prevention of disease. On the basis of its review, diets with a low glyce- mic index may reduce postprandial glycemia but may be dif- ficult to maintain long term. The ADA holds that additional evidence to support… Read More