Category: Merry White

Clash of culinary cultures in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

August 5th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The 100 feet in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — a fairy tale-like film that examines cultural differences through food — is the physical distance between an Indian restaurant opened by new immigrants in a tiny town in the south of France and a well-established Michelin-starred dining room across the street. The distance initially seems insurmountable…

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“The movie was cheesy. But it was the kind of cheese that works: melts in your mouth and not too smelly.”

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Food Fiesta

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Most New Englanders know East Boston only as the home of Logan Airport. But a recent tour of the wide range of Latin American restaurants and bakeries there proves that the community is a gastronomic destination on its own…

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“East Boston has the most diverse Hispanic population in the city.”

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How Japan Has Perfected Hospitality Culture

May 1st, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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From a department store’s elaborate welcoming rituals to a hotel’s nearly uncanny sense of its guests’ needs, on writer explores the Land of the Rising Sun’s comprehensive service culture…

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“You have to remember that in Japan you don’t have a category called service, because it’s completely integrated into what you do. It’s not an extra. It’s valued, but it isn’t monetized.”

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Merry White’s Lessons On Cooking For Crowds

December 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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When Merry “Corky” White was a graduate student in Cambridge, Mass., back in ’70s, she took to catering to make some money…

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Cooking for Crowds, reissued

December 7th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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When Merry White’s Cooking for Crowds was published in 1974, it was a radical text…

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Homemade Thanksgiving gives way to easy takeout

November 26th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Shannon Lynch’s favorite Thanksgiving dish isn’t her mom’s mashed potatoes or a family pie recipe passed down through generations…

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“Thanksgiving is an archetypal home festival.”

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Japanese Sushi Restaurant in NYC Bans Tipping

September 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers, PRI Public Radio International 0 comments

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There’s plenty to like about the growing popularity of Japanese sushi…

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Back to the Grind

November 27th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Magazine, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The sampling, or “cupping,” of coffee is an intricate process…

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Kyoto, Japan, a cup at a time (and it’s not green tea)

September 15th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Guidebooks support this city’s reputation as the theater of the country’s spiritual and aesthetic past: It contains the must-see temples, the must-stroll zen gardens, tea-ceremony-kaiseki restaurants, stealth geisha photo spots — and walks along a lover-lined river…

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In a Tub, and Up to Your Ears in Relaxation

May 15th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merry White, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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The Swedish sauna, Turkish bath and Russian banya have some new competition in U.S. bathrooms: the Japanese ofuro

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