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Cooking with sea kelp noodles

Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 11.09.06 PMExperiment is the name of the game & tonight it was #SeaTangle#KelpNoodles. I should have cut them more w a kitchen scissor, as they’re super long! They were good. They’re very neutral on taste. I thought they’d pick up flavor like tofu, but no. A good compliment to my dinner, though, bc they’re somewhat crunchy (I should have run them under warm water longer) & filling though super low in calories & rich in calcium, iron & vitamin K. #healthyeats #cooking Bought these at @organicbasicfood in #Hoboken.

For a good blog post on how to prepare kelp noodles in a salad, check this out.

CLINTON news that has nothing to do w Hillary or Bill.

There’s Bill. There’s Hillary. There’s Chelsea. And now, meet Tyler Clinton. The nephew of the former President and former Secretary of State, 22-year-old Tyler is the son of Bill’s half-brother. He’s nearly six feet tall, just graduated from college and moved to New York, and appears to have inherited the family genes of drive to…

via Hillary Clinton’s Model Nephew Knows How to Strike a Pose — TIME

For Black History Month, Celebrate Afro-Latino Music With Smithsonian Folkways

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As part of our celebration of Black History Month and Afro-Latino culture, we turn this week to how the influence of Africa has been interpreted in various Latin and Caribbean cultures. The music of West Africa, where a majority of those enslaved in the Americas came from, was diffused through both an indigenous and Spanish filter to become the distinct sounds and rhythms that we know today.

Cumbia, bachata, mambo and son jarocho are all quite distinct from each other and are still very vibrant expressions of tradition. But, more importantly, they also inform and influence a tidal wave of new expression, mixing with hip-hop, electronic, rock and jazz to form the musical bedrock of Alt.Latino.

In this week’s show, we dive into the vaults of Smithsonian Folkways, the non-profit record label dedicated to American folk traditions of all kinds. Our guide is Folkways curator emeritus Dan Sheehy, who knows a thing or two about Afro-Latino music and culture: He has traveled extensively to produce many of the great recordings in the archive.

LISTEN HERE.