‘Proud Family’ Screenwriter Turned Children’s Book Author, Doreen Spicer-Dannelly Offers Diverse Cultural Children’s Book Picks

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Accomplished Screenwriter(Disney’s The Proud Family/Jump In), Doreen Spicer has channeled her love of writing from television to also writing a book for children entitled, Love Double Dutch.  While promoting her book, the Afro-Latina author/screenwriter gained incite to some really great finds by fellow author of children’s books, books inviting readers to learn about different cultures and history.  Here are some of Spicer’s picks:

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Colloquial narration by Nelson (The Book Itch) pairs with striking oil-on-board paintings by James (Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut) to introduce readers to African-American cowboy George Fletcher. Living in Pendleton, Ore., at the turn of the 20th century, Fletcher “suffered meanness and hurt because of his skin color.” He also “found a kinship” with children from the Umatilla Indian Reservation and “watched the tribal horsemen and listened well.” Most of the book focuses on Fletcher’s entry…

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya – The Love is Blind Resort

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Did you fall in love with the resort as much as the hit Netflix show Love is Blind?  Located in Cancun, Mexico, Grand Velas makes it easy to escape to paradise with their incredible Riviera Maya vacation packages. Enjoy unforgettable destination weddings or birthdays that offer personal concierge service and celebrity entertainment. Work on your game on golf courses that wind through nature with stunning views. Rejuvenate with spa treatments. Make family memories together. We have it all waiting for you.

Mexican Food, Fun and Gentefied’s Cast

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The Netflix show, Gentefied addresses trying to save their Mexican restaurant from the wrath of gentrification.  On the lighter side of things, cast members get into the art of cooking with their own expression of tacos

Taco-Off with the cast of Gentefied

 

On Gentefied, Norma works in the kitchen alongside the family. Brenda Banda(Norma)talks about set food.

Africa: Inside Accra, Ghana

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Actor and oil painter Brandon Brown shows us all how to spend 24 hours exploring Accra, Ghana during AfroChella season. Not only does Brandon express the importance of visiting The Motherland for ‘The Year of Return’, he also shares the beauty, culture and community in Ghana that we oftentimes don’t see in mainstream media. If you’re planning to visit this year, get ready to take notes because each location is a must-visit.

A Fry Bread Counter as A Main Attraction at ‘Top Chef’ Star Eric Adjepong’s First Public Restaurant in DC

 

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Dc.eater.com – Fans of Eric Adjepong, the D.C.-based breakout star from Top Chef Kentucky, will soon get a chance to taste his West African-influenced cuisine without hiring him to compose a private dinner party.

Adjepong will open a fast-casual counter selling roti flatbreads and doubles — popular street snacks from Caribbean islands and South Asia made of fry bread and spiced chickpeas — this spring in Northeast D.C.’s Union Market food hall. On the Double marks the Ghanaian-American chef’s first solo project since debuting on Bravo’s popular cooking competition series in late 2018.  READ MORE

City of San Fernando California’s Old fashioned Chiliburgers and Sandwiches Restaurant

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If you want a chili dog or chili burger there’s a place in the city of San Fernando, CA pleasing customers for five years.  That place is called Old Fashioned Chiliburgers and Sandwiches.  Pulled pork,  tri tip and pork belly fixings are also available.   The average price of items seem to range slightly above four dollars to slightly over $15.  For instance, my burger and fries featured above came up to slightly less than eight dollars.  I asked for a courtesy cup of water but they don’t offer courtesy cups of water.  You’ll have to pay for bottled water they say.   The food was fresh tasting and tasty.   They served up crisp fries, a quite sizable amount.  The burger beef patty is thin (not a complaint), complete with pickles, mustard and a load of shredded lettuce.

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I’d love next time to visit and try something with chili or pork.

There is a steady flow of customers as the restaurant shares a court with the library, a cafe,  Papa Juan’s Taco’s and it’s not far from the local courthouse.  The parking lot is rather small but there is a steady flow of traffic leaving and coming.

 

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Oaxaca, Mexico: Market day in Ocotlan de Morelos

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The most important tradition in Ocotlan is the weekly Friday market day which is known in the indigenous language as the TIANGUIS. The Ocotlan tianguis is one of the oldest and largest in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca and a wonderful experience when visiting Oaxaca.  Click Here to Find out More.

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One of the most popular spots is the famous Frida Market

Ocotlán de Morelos is a town and municipality in the state of Oaxaca, about 35 km south of the center of the city of Oaxaca along Highway 175. It is part of the Ocotlán District in the south of the Valles Centrales Region. The area was a significant population center at the time of the Spanish Conquest, and for that reason an important Dominican monastery was established here in the 16th century.

ARDOR Launches A New WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU AT THE West Hollywood Editions By Chef John Fraser

 Following a successful debut this past November, Restaurateur and Chef John Fraser will expand menu offerings this spring with a new weekend brunch menu served at Ardor in The West Hollywood EDITION. Continuing to bring the best of California cuisine to West Hollywood, Ardor’s brunch menu will include highlighted vegetable forward offerings such as cauliflower tandoor, soft scrambled tacos with sweet potatoes and whole wheat skillet pancakes. For the egg-lover at heart, the new brunch menu features eggs of all varieties, from the lobster scramble, or the forest mushroom omelet, to the classic benedict or egg sandwich.

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Celebrating the abundance of local produce in California, Ardor’s new weekend brunch features dishes made with ingredients available at the nearby farmer’s markets. A California native and Michelin starred chef, Chef John Fraser is recognized as a culinary trailblazer, best known for redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine from imaginative fine dining restaurants, such as Ardor, to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries.

Nestled in a green oasis, brunch at the Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION transports guests from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Blvd to a luxe plant-filled oasis of culinary delight. For the new weekend brunch, Chef John Fraser’s approach to the finest of ingredients is also mirrored in the brunch cocktail offerings – a staple and must-have offering to compliment a successful brunch. Brunch will include popular rosé options, as well as cocktails on the spectrum of colors and emphasizing mezcals and tequilas. Additional brunch favorites will also be incorporated into the brunch cocktail menu, such as bloody mary’s, bellini’s and mimosas.

Commenting on the new weekend brunch menu at Ardor, Chef John Fraser said, “I wanted to be able to play it both ways. We’ve applied Ardor’s vegetable-forward philosophy to brunch, so there are plenty of colorful, flavorful and healthful dishes, but I also love to make brunch an occasion for casual indulgence. Our brunch cocktail line up is full of good reasons to make an afternoon out of it.”

From Sofrito potatoes, to avocado toast, to sunflower fried chicken, Ardor’s new brunch menu at The West Hollywood EDITION will include favorites for the utmost discerning palate.

Menu items range from $7 for specialty muffins, to $35 for the Greek Orata. Weekend brunch runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

 

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