When Food Reminds Us of Home

When Food Reminds Us of Home

Two visiting Chinese students in a Chicago airport were pointing at a Starbucks as one of them exclaimed “Look! Just like at home!” I smiled. Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks would be pleased. Part of his business philosophy when he bought Starbucks was to...
Is Jimmies Really a Racist Term for Chocolate Sprinkles?

Is Jimmies Really a Racist Term for Chocolate Sprinkles?

Every summer, when my cousins would visit from the city, we would make at least one trip a week into town to “Magno’s.” Magno’s was iconic for soft serve ice cream. We kids would pile into the back of the wood-paneled Pontiac; squished tighter than sardines. Most of...