Cultural heritage inscribed on the skin

When I first saw pictures of Frank greeting some well-known Czech personalities a very traditional, yet unusual manner, my curiosity led me to contact him to ask a question: How on Earth, did Czech and Māori cultures connect? Frank Tomas Grapl Junior is calling himself MāoriAvian or CzechoMaor (or for Czechs: Maoravak). This is a […]

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From cooking for the Czech Olympic Team to living the American dream

The local magazine “Mountain Town: Breckenridge” recently published an article which recognized her work and named her: the “Best Baker on the Mountain”. Let us present you this successful entrepreneur, Ema Landis, the owner and executive pastry chef of Mom’s Baking Co., in Breckenridge. KITnDO: Can you introduce yourself, Ema, and tell us how you […]

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Return to the motherland

Her kindness and cooking talent have inspired many in the Slovak community living in the USA, where she’s known as: “Cooking Baking Danda“. We’re pleased to have interviewed 92-year-old Ms. Darina, who lived in California for the last 25 years but recently returned to her native country. KITnDO: Was the pandemic the main reason you […]

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Exploring culture and heritage through the lens of food and cuisine

We are pleased to introduce you Vinasha and Kurvin, a Mauritian couple living in Cape Town, South Africa. Passionate about good food, sweet treats and photography, they became recipe developers and food stylists complementary to their initial careers. Their Mauritian heritage is heavily reflected in their food and cuisine. Pictures are worth a thousand words. […]

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Creating opportunities for Czech-American millennials to discover their roots

In the 19th century many immigrants from the present-day Czech Republic, settled in Texas, U.S.. It has influenced a local culture, still perceptible in this region. We can here find a town named Praha, and listen to Polka at different festivals or in pubs. How is the new generation perpetuating traditions? We interviewed Austin, who […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year far from home

We are in 2021 since more than a month, but for Chinese, we have to be patient to wait until February 12th 2021 when the Chinese New Year begins. It’s my 8th year since I settled down in south of France, far away from my family in Beijing…  However, it doesn’t matter where we are; […]

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The emergence of food survival guide for expats

Today we interviewed Estelle, well known among French foodies living in the US, for whom she simplifies the life, literally! She shares her experience from cooking with the ingredients her new country has to offer, so her compatriots do not have to go through the same hassles of trials and errors. KITnDO: To start, can […]

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Interview: What’s It Like Being an Expat in South Africa With a Toddler?

In our series presenting different experiences of expats all over the globe, let us introduce you to Tushita, who is hailing from India and living actually with her family in Johannesburg, South Africa. As she shared with us when we first chatted, the decision to move and to explore the ‘unknown’ has surprised her! She […]

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