#blackouttuesday is a good idea in theory, but could prove detrimental to those attending the protests, who are the most in danger.

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Social media has been the most effective weapon of the Black Lives Matter. Encouraging everyone not to post takes away their primary means of sharing information about what is happening at the protests and has been proven to be one of the few ways to hold participants on both sides accountable for their actions.

By not posting anything, you leave social media streams wide open for those looking to undermine the protests to flood the various platforms with misinformation.

Please, by all means, continue to show your support by posting a black square and/or blackout your profile photo. However, the best way to support Black Lives Matter is not to go dark on social media, but to continue to share information that helps further the cause.


How do chefs create the dishes that they make? What lessons can we learn from them to advance ourselves and the food industry as a whole? With each interview, we examine and dissect the creative processes behind taking a dish from conception, through development, plating, and eventually service to reveal the Anatomy of a Plate.

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Kitchens can run the entire spectrum of emotions. They can be, silent, clinical, and introspective or they can be loud, raucous, and chaotic.

Often, the mood of a kitchen is determined by the chef who inhabits it. The kitchen takes on the personality of the chef, and can change immediately based on the energy that they put out. …


How do chefs create the dishes that they make? What lessons can we learn from them to advance ourselves and the food industry as a whole? With each interview, we examine and dissect the creative processes behind taking a dish from conception, through development, plating, and eventually service to reveal the Anatomy of a Plate.

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Chef Floyd Cardoz on a beach in Maui.

The above photo from the 2014 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival event, “Under the Maui Moon,” is one of my favorite photos that I have captured while working with the festival.

Taken just before the start of the event, Chef Floyd Cardoz takes a moment on the beach to enjoy the ocean sunset. …

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The Culinary Mind

Hawaii based chef, Ed Morita has been blogging in one form or another since 2005. The Culinary Mind serves as an outlet where he focuses on various food issues.

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