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In Nova Scotia, The Buffalo Roam


I have a theory about traveling: There are journeys and there are destinations. I was reminded of this distinction on a recent road trip to Nova Scotia. Lunenburg, a fishing port town south of Halifax and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was our destination. During our stay, we kept hearing about this young couple raising […]

Water Buffalo, the Bovine Behind Italy’s Most Famous Mozzarella


Although the water buffalo (also known as the Asian buffalo) originated in Southeast Asia, it has made a name for itself in regard to Italian cheese. How, exactly, the animals got to Europe is unclear, but they’ve roamed Italy since at least the 15th century. Today, the population is sizable enough to allow large-scale production […]