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An interview with Folu Akinkuotu, the woman perfecting the art of email entertainment.

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An interview with Folu Akinkuotu, the woman perfecting the art of email entertainment.

Recently, I had the good fortune of catching up with Folu to hear how Unsnackable and Humble Brag Diet, another cheeky-named creation of hers, came to be.

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Kato Sake Works: a lesson in magic, mise en place, and caring for koji

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Kato Sake Works: a lesson in magic, mise en place, and caring for koji

Hi there! My name is Claire. You may have seen me around a TKC zoom session, or perhaps just my arm from its cameo appearance in The Koji Club tote bag pic. Either way, I figured it’s time to step out from behind the blog and say hello!  A few things about me… I write The Koji Club blog. It’s not my day job, but I love it dearly. Since this is my first time as a “blogger”, I thank you for joining me on this journey. We shall whiteknuckle this together!  A decade ago, Alyssa hired me as a...

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Folu Akinkuotu, sake kasu cake, and the one email you didn't know you needed

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Folu Akinkuotu, sake kasu cake, and the one email you didn't know you needed

I used to think Google was my gateway to the universe. Then I met Folu Akinkuotu.
Boston-resident and founder of the #humblebragdiet, Folu has taken her enthusiasm for obscure, quirky snacks to a level far beyond what any SEO algorithm could produce. Her knack for discovering and describing snacks around the world is akin to walking down the aisles of a convenience store in an alternate universe, if that convenience store was run by Willy Wonka and that alternate universe allowed intercontinental teleportation any time you got the munchies.

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The Koji Club Presents: East Fork Pottery on color glazes, kid wisdom and making mistakes with the best intentions

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The Koji Club Presents: East Fork Pottery on color glazes, kid wisdom and making mistakes with the best intentions

For a long time, East Fork Pottery was special occasion serveware to me. But after this year, I realize how wrong I was about that. 

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The Koji Club Presents: Heiwa World brings peace and harmony to the world, one bento box at a time

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The Koji Club Presents: Heiwa World brings peace and harmony to the world, one bento box at a time

In this never-ending present, a lot of people are feeling the highs and lows. And as the thought sinks in that our lives will not be returning to a routine we know and love anytime soon, the low can feel long and sticky.  Those days, I find refuge in The Michelle Obama Podcast, where the former First Lady discusses the toll so much change can take on us emotionally. In Episode Two, she speaks with award-winning journalist Michele Norris about using this pause to gain a new understanding of yourself and your relationship to the rest of the world. In...

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