When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient — bacon jam.
"People don't know what to expect," says Ellis, chef at the breakfast, brunch and lunch spot 2 Sparrows. "When they think baco ... (full story)
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.
With luck, the 12-year-old and her mother will together muster $18 by day's end, all the while keeping watch over her younger brother and sister, ages 8 and 6.
"I ... (full story)
VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.
Now, t ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — Headed overseas for summer vacation? It's easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies.
Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money. And some credit cards and banks can add fees when you buy something with y ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — "Spasiba, Katya," David Hallberg calls out, thanking a colleague in what sounds like a pretty convincing Russian accent. We're on our way upstairs to his dressing room at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where his name is emblazoned on the door — in Cyrillic letters.
Talk abo ... (full story)