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A Dozen Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in ASL

In ASL, it’s no problem to “talk” when your mouth is full. Watch a short video produced for KQED Bay Area Bites where a dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto during a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions Continue reading

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Food Speaks in Many Tongues – Edible Idioms in 17 Languages

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic Continue reading

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