Win Arun’s new book Fresh Spice!

Arun Kapil has his own spice blend range – Green Saffron – and now his new book Fresh Spice. His love of spices jumps out of the pages as you browse through. A great gift for the season with lots of recipes using both winter and summer produce. With heaps of personal twists on traditional recipes such as a Lamb Biryani Ka Kesar (with […]

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Apr 27, 2015
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WIN A ALDI BAKING ACCESSORY!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION AND WIN A ALDI BAKING ACCESSORY  THIS IS HOW YOU CAN! EMAIL: with the subject ‘ALDI’ to [email protected] FACEBOOK:’Like’ our page and share our competition post TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us CLOSING DATE: 30 JULY 2015

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Apr 27, 2015
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Mother’s Day Memories of Maa’s Kitchen

Mother’s Day – Celebrating the memories of our Mother’s Ten year old Fazila who was born in England and being only once to Bangaldesh tells us about her mother’s speciality. Now there’s another reason to look forward to the weekend because of ‘Mothers Special (saag prawn).’ The whole family loves it; all the flavours and […]

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Mar 11, 2015
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MAA’S KITCHEN perfect for Mother’s Day!

MAA’S KITCHEN perfect for Mother’s Day! A mouth-watering, spicy-sweet mango curry from Kerala, a Mother’s day recipe! When the mango season starts in April, Mrs Sundari Vinay’s phone doesn’t stop ringing. Her family and friends are all asking when she’s going to cook her special mango curry. “There’s a long waiting list,” she laughs. And no wonder. Over the years Sundari, who lives in […]

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Mar 09, 2015
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Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have a great gift suggestion! A Cardamom Plant provided by plants4presents delivered straight to you mother’s door! Order Your Gift Now Click

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Mar 02, 2015
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Valentine’s Day is near!

Love is in the air… And so are the essential fragrant spiced aromas of your curry! Valentine’s day is near! Khodai Gosht Masala A classic Mughlai dish that’s rather popular at Indian weddings… If you’re thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s then this is more than appropriate. It’s very sweet and mild, too. The […]

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Feb 10, 2015
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THE FOOD OF LO♥E!

Chaat!’’s top ten aphrodisiac fun foods will steam up more than your kitchen windows this this season. If you are thinking about wooing a special person, sneak some of the following into your breakfast, lunch or evening meal! The food of love! To subscribe to Chaat! Click Here CHILLIES ♥♥♥♥♥ Hot chillies release endorphins which […]

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Feb 09, 2015
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THE FLAVOURS AND ESSENCE OF PAKISTANI FOOD

Something for the weekend ahead. A cuisine in its own right, food writer Sumayya Jamil explores Pakistan’s rich culinary history. CHICKEN YAKHNI PULLAO This is a rice dish that was always cooked on Sundays in my home. It’s warm, comforting and a complete meal on its own. The whole garam masala is added to the […]

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Jan 29, 2015
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Hairy Dieters to the Rescue!

Si King and Dave Myers – the Hairy Bikers – have the perfect spicy diet recipes!  The Dieters amongst us are always striving to diet and still eat the cuisines we love so much, the following is a great combination of both recipe, healthy and for the dieters. LAMB, SPINACH AND POTATO CURRY 293 Calories […]

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Jan 12, 2015
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TOP OF THE POPPADOMS!

Send us your suggestion(s) and you could WIN a Ferns curry paste! It’s Britain’s original top ten countdown of best loved curries. Disagree with the current standings? Vote in our TOP OF THE POPPADOMS and win a jar of FERNS authentic paste! A huge thank you to everyone who got in contact to suggest the top ten Indian dishes […]

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Dec 05, 2014
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Chocolate Week: SPICY HOT CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS

Chocolate week: SPICY HOT CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS WITH MARSHMALLOW GLAZE This is not your typical hot chocolate. Packing some heat, this doughnut is perfect for eating while in front of the fireplace. INGREDIENTS: For the doughnuts – 190 g (6 3⁄4 oz) plain flour 20 g (3⁄4 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder 200 g (7 oz) caster […]

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Oct 18, 2014
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Chocolate week: Chocolate and Spice treat!

Chocolate week share it with the Duke of Delhi A Taste of Delhi The Duke of Delhi’s chocolate bars perfect for those who love chocolate and spice, then this range as the range of combinations of flavours both milk and dark chocolate, to include orange, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, coconut and lime and don’t forget the […]

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Oct 17, 2014
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Chocolate week: Pot au Chocolat

Chocolate week suggestion pot au Chocolat Rich and decadent, these silky chocolate pots are a magnificent way to complete your dinner party   Ingredients 200ml double cream 130g dark plain chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids) 70g milk chocolate 2 tbsp liquid glucose 2 egg yolks 20g butter 100g Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt To Decorate […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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Celebrate National Curry Week with Anjum Anand

Celebrate National Curry with a  week Malabar Prawn Biryani   Serves 4-5, can be doubled   500g large prawns, shelled and deveined and washed ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper Salt to taste 20g butter ½ lemon   For the sauce   2 tbs. vegetable oil plus 2 rounded tbs. ghee or butter 3 small […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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Chocolate week:

Chocolate week celebrations: If you’re in the Edinburgh area, love chocolate and Auchentoshan three wood whisky then visit the Queens Arms. The Queens Arms is an Edinburgh gem. The local pub is situated just off of George Street, in Edinburgh’s bustling new town. A favourite with both locals and tourists, The Queens Arms is a quirky pub with a […]

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Oct 14, 2014
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Chocolate Week: Lyle’s Chocolaty Fudge Cake

If you would like to really indulge with chocolate then this delicious cake is just for you for chocolate week! Lyle’s Chocolaty Fudge Cake Serves:  8-10 Prep time:  30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes   for the cake 75g (3oz) cocoa 9 tbsp boiling water 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened 110g (4oz) Lyle’s Golden Syrup […]

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Oct 13, 2014
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National Curry Week 13-19 October 2014

National Curry Week was set up by its founders to really put the nations favourite dish on the map, curry has been loved by so many and the week brings along many local and national activities to raise money for much need charities across the country. This year’s National Curry week has been supported by […]

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Oct 09, 2014
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Himalaya A New Wine

Himalaya a new wine on the market! Lakhtar Singh and John Nakami of Global Wines Direct started researching  a wine that would complement Indian and Nepalese food, they started their search a year or so ago and set their travels to European vineyards to find the just right taste to serve the palettes of UK’s […]

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Sep 19, 2014
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WIN! 2 cases of Kingfisher Beer + signed cookbook!

For a chance to win 2 CASES of Kingfisher Beer, and a personalised, signed copy of Meera Sodha’s book ‘Made in India’ simply like the Kingfisher UK page here: http://www.facebook.com/Kingfisher and post #Meera&Chaat! on their Facebook Wall!The competition will close on 31st December 2014, for full T&Cs visit www.kingfisherbeer.co.uk

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Sep 18, 2014
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Black Cardamom for Indian Curry Recipe’s

Perfect for Indian curry recipes the Black Cardamom (Amomum Subulatum) – Grow your own curry challenge is still on and the black Cardmom seeds for this exotic spice is a definite plant that should be ticked off your list, as a Indian curry recipe ingredient plants4presents.co.uk have provided ours! Black Cardamom comes from an herbaceous perennial that is […]

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Sep 13, 2014
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RECIPE: CLASSIC BRINDIAN CHICKEN JALFREZI

“Chicken Jalfrezi is one of the easiest curries to make” The Curry Guy tells us. Author: Dan Toombs aka ‘The Curry Guy’ (www.greatcurryrecipes.net) Recipe Type: Main Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 700g pre-cooked chicken meat – Click here for my pre-cooked chicken recipe 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion thinly sliced […]

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Sep 08, 2014
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#Growyourowncurry challenge continues… a way to win a issue of your favourite food magazine subscription

Our #growyourowncurry challenge for your Indian curry recipes still continues, Plants4presents are eager to get you started and happy to provide your free chilli plant when you subscribe to your food magazine subscription of  Chaat!  A great gift!*   We would love to see your garden images growing vegetables, fruit, and herbs, no matter how […]

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Aug 16, 2014
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RECIPE: Beetroot & Coconut Samosa

Something a little different from your usual samosa perfect Indian recipe idea with a twist. Super simple to make. INGREDIENTS 500g beetroot 1/2 tsp mustard seeeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida 6-8 curry leaves 2 green chillies 6-8 tbsp grated coconut 1 pack of frozen Spring Roll or Samosa pastry (Available from most […]

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Aug 03, 2014
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Win a copy of Anjum Anand’s latest book Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian

Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian is a collection of 80 recipes inspired by Indian flavours and spicing, showcasing Anjum’s evolving tastes with the use of surprising ingredients such as chorizo and ricotta and the inclusion of other cuisines. Anjum demonstrates how to create a delicious meal in just 20 minutes, provides tips on stocking your […]

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Jul 25, 2014
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Keep up your routine jobs in the garden!

If we have encouraged you to grow your own Indian curry recipe ingredients that’s brilliant, or if you have your  own regular garden here are some tips for you.  We’ve had some really sunny days lately perfect for spending extra time out doors! Do’s & Don’ts! DO…  Water your veg regularly. The morning or evening […]

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Jul 22, 2014
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ASK CHEF! WIN A CULINARY TRIP FOR TWO!

Do you have a question about cooking spicy food? Chaat! Your Curry Magazine’s team of chefs at the Duchess of Delhi are on hand to help! Cooking with spices can often be a tricky business, even for the most experienced of cooks! Whenever we have a query about a recipe or an ingredient, we’re lucky […]

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Jul 18, 2014
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Give your barbecue something to be excited about this summer….

“INJECT SOME ZEST TO YOUR BBQ WITH SPICE RUBS TO ENHANCE YOUR FOOD TENFOLD!” www.JustIngredients.co.uk offering 15% discount to our readers code CHAAT15 THERE’S THE SUN! Quick, dust off that barbecue, and get grilling! Us Brits love nothing better than a BBQ in the (rare) sunshine filled days. If, like us, you’ve become bored of the same old burnt […]

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Jul 09, 2014
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Curries of the World… Spice Up Your Life!

Exciting news! Our friends at CurryKit.co are working with Chaat! at the BBC Good Food Show this year to spice up kitchens all over Britain. Subscribers at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC, Birmingham will be the first to get their hands on CurryKit’s spice blends which make cooking an authentic tasting curry an absolute […]

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Jun 13, 2014
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The new summer issue of Chaat! magazine will be out soon, here is a glimpse!

What do you get the person who loves curry? The UK’s only magazine for lovers of spice, of course! Along with your chilli plant (worth £19!), you’ll receive our exciting Summer issue featuring: Part 2 of our ‘How to grow your own curry’ feature – With a large section on growing your own curry ingredients […]

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Jun 11, 2014
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BBC Good Food Summer

We’re very excited to be heading over to the BBC Good Food Summer show tomorrow, ready for the start of a brilliant four days. The show is guaranteed to be fantastic, full of fab food and drink products, amazing cookery demonstrations and the launch of the brand new issue of Chaat! – Summer 2014! This […]

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Jun 11, 2014
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Chicken and vegetables in an aromatic coconut sauce by Anjum Anand

    This is a beautiful, full-flavoured, creamy dish that hails from the Christians of Kerala. It is known as ishtu, a word that is a derivation of ‘stew’, because this is a naturally-fused dish of east and west. Chicken and vegetables are all cooked together with the local flavours of the south western coast […]

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Jun 04, 2014
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TOP OF THE POPPADOMS NEEDS YOU!

Send us your suggestion(s) and you could WIN a Ferns curry paste! It’s Britain’s original top ten countdown of best loved curries. Now, in 2014… we’d like YOU to tell us what dishes YOU would like to see in our TOP OF THE POPPADOMS poll! Three years ago, when we first launched the magazine, we asked our […]

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Mar 17, 2014
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CHAAT! s GROW YOUR OWN CURRY CHALLENGE!

Be part of our homegrown challenge and share your pics with us! This year, we here at Chaat! Magazine are pulling our green fingers out and growing our own Indian curry recipe ingredients. As a curry magazine, it’s only fitting, but here’s the thing –  we’d like you to give it your best shot too! […]

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Mar 10, 2014
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Adil Ray on Citizen Khan

We asked Adil Ray, creator of Citizen Khan, if Mr Khan worked in a local Indian restaurant, which position would it be and why? “Chief Chicken Tikka Taster,” he told us. “He would park himself on a long table of ten and invite nine other men to have meetings about nothing. This would be a perfect job because he could […]

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Mar 06, 2014
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Warm Lychee, Lime & Cardamom Tart

Serves 6-8 For the sorbet 10 passion fruit 2 limes 150g caster sugar 1 tablespoon ginger syrup, from a jar of stem ginger (optional) Scoop the pulp and seeds out of the passion fruit. Zest and juice the limes. Place 150ml water and the sugar in a small pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes until […]

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Mar 04, 2014
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Is chai good for your health?

WORDS BY MEGAN EVANS The ancient Indian spice of chai is rooted deep in tales of royalty and healing herbal medicine. Indian chai is believed to nurse all manners of ailments and contribute to a complete, rounded and truly peaceful well-being. It is easy to see how this special spice blend has become associated with […]

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Feb 26, 2014
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Roasted Grouse with Pumpkin Pickle

INGREDIENTS  4 whole crowns of grouse 1 tablespoon corn or vegetable oil   For the marinade 1 tablespoon corn or vegetable oil 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and coarsely ground 8 cloves, roasted and coarsely ground 1 teaspoon red chilli powder Pumpkin pickle Oil ¼ […]

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Feb 21, 2014
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Hot Drinks With a Tangy Twist

WORDS BY MICHELLE ALEXANDER With the cheerful festive season long gone, winter seems grey and extremely cold. The ideal cold-free haven would be snuggled up on the sofa, with a fluffy blanket, watching TV. Hot drinks can  make you feel warm inside, but the same old hot chocolate or tea can start to become dull. […]

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Feb 07, 2014
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How to Spice-Up Breakfast

How do you like your eggs in the morning? WORDS BY MEGAN EVANS Despite the old wives’ tale that ‘breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day’, many of us find we don’t have the time or the desire early in the morning to spend time creating a delicious, nutritious meal. Breakfast […]

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Feb 04, 2014
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Anjum Anand’s Baked Spice-Stuffed Apples

“Cooked apples are very good to perk up our ojas (our chi, vitality) so it is good to include them in our diet. This dessert is ideal for those with a kapha imbalance and it should ideally be eaten as it is, on its own.” Makes 1, can be repeated for more apples 1 sweet […]

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Jan 29, 2014
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Sweet & Tangy Potato Shreds Recipe

SWEET AND TANGY POTATO SHREDS Lilo chevda “This is a snack beloved by Gujaratis, a sweet and sour shredded spiced potato dish. The shredded potatoes are deep fried until crisp, as are the lentils, cashew nuts and peanuts, but plenty of lime juice is sprinkled on just before you start eating so you get this […]

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Jan 08, 2014
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Interview with Chris Ramsey

INTERVIEW BY ALEXANDER TAN You’re friends with Greg Davies and Al Murray. What’s the best piece of advice you received from fellow comedians? – The best piece of advice I have ever had was actually from Jason Cook, my mate and creator of Hebburn… He said “to get good at stand up you need to […]

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Dec 11, 2013
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Interview With Curry-loving Alan Davies

  Comedian Alan Davies has had a  diverse career, from playing characters as varied as the idiosyncratic Jonathan Creek to more serious roles in shows like Lewis. More recently, he has cemented himself firmly in the nations psyche as the loveable joker on hit panel show QI. C: Hi Alan, I bet you have some great curry stories to share with our […]

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Jul 30, 2013
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Rick Stein on India

With nearly 30 years in the public eye, seafood loving Rick Stein has seen it all. Born in Churchill, Oxfordshire to as he puts it, bonkers parents who loved to travel, in a way Rick was always predisposed to wander the globe. At the age of 19, a little disillusioned with private education and still […]

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Jul 30, 2013
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