Travel like an Auteur Filmmaker

Have you ever imagined your travels through a different lens? Spending a few days with locals instead of holing up in a hotel room. Just like in real life, it’s often in the margins [of a movie frame] or with the marginal crowd where the most important human and social interactions occur.

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TravelBeverly Rose
Inner Richmond: A Multicultural Gem in San Francisco

Formerly a predominantly Middle Eastern Jewish and Irish-American area before WWII era, SF's Inner Richmond District has evolved over the last 40 years but has sustained an amazing mix of influences. Don't believe me? Visit the restaurants and the bars. Here are my favorite spots to eat and drink.

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Beverly Rose
Hallacas: The Perfect Venezuelan Christmas Dish

If you're looking for a traditional and South American twist for your Christmas dinner, hallacas might fit the bill. This plate dates back to the colonial times when household servants would gather leftovers from the succulent Spanish feasts held at plantations. For Venezuelans, hallacas is their most traditional culinary work of art. Its humble origin is also something to behold.

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TravelBeverly RoseCulture, Food
Honey Cakes Go Brazilian with Kika’s Treats

Cristina Arantes of Kika’s Treats grew up in Brazil where cocoa was ever-present. It’s also one of the main reasons why she loves chocolate. Her first product offerings reflect her native Brazil, like the dense honey cakes (also known as pão de mel) made mostly of honey and spices. We visited Cristina at her studio to get a taste of how her chocolate-covered confections are made.

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