Tag Archives | Food

Stomping on Grapes

Persuaded by the prospect of crushing grapes and a free lunch (Hey, who said there’s no such thing?), I just couldn’t wait for the infamous wine outing. I’ve heard stories about this company-sponsored afternoon. Past International Recruits, like myself, have had one glass (or several glasses) too many and posed for scandalous photos that later surfaced […]

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Globetrotting at the Taste of Chicago

My favorite time of year in Chicago is the summer (aka festival season). The dozens of summertime celebrations of everything from craft beer to Irish heritage is not only a reflection of the city’s diversity, but also Chicagoans rejoicing after surviving yet another arctic freeze. When the city isn’t buried under three feet of snow, Chicagoans […]

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Finding Beauty in Bilbao

In the weeks leading up to my trip to Bilbao (Bilbo in Basque), I was faced with one of two reactions (and sometimes both) from my Spanish friends as I shared the news:  “Why?…San Sabastián is more beautiful.” or “The food is the best in Spain!” Although I can’t vouch for the former, I certainly […]

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Home at Homeboy Industries

When most people think of a non-profit organization, they likely think about creating a business that will aid the poor and marginalized by providing services, food, care, and other donations. That’s not what Father Greg Boyle thought when he conceived the idea to create Homeboy Industries. Homeboy is a unique non-profit because it employs the […]

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Reality Check at Midnight Mission

“Wiggle your fingers and toes. It’s going to be a good day!” Margaret, our group leader, would say this softly as we were waking up around 5AM. We woke up this early before the sunrise for a few days to serve breakfast at the Midnight Mission. The mission offers many services, one of which is […]

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