It's our first Five Favorite Things of 2023! Today the team shares what they've been reading, listening to, learning, purchasing, and where we've been donating to this past month. Click through to see the full list of staff recommendations!
In January, team member Lynsey, visited the last panda in Latin America, Xin Xin, on a recent trip to Mexico City! Her visit inspired further research into panda conservation and she recently shared this article from NBC News about the fascinating politics behind international panda conservation. Xin Xin traces her lineage to an era of “panda diplomacy,” a period when the animals were gifted to countries around the world. Learn more here!
After a three-year hiatus, the Filling the Void Podcast is back! Host Lesley Arfin interviews her friends about their favorite hobbies. Recent episodes include record collecting with comedian Fred Armisen and video games with costume designer Shirley Kurata. A great podcast to listen to when you’re doing your own hobbies OR get inspired to pick up a new one!
The best Greek herbs from Daphnis and Chloe. Our Customer Service Specialist, Jess loves their sesame seeds and bay leaves. “I just went in on an order with friends for oregano, marjoram, and smoked chili flakes and wow, everything is so flavorful!” Need something to cook up with your new herbs? Try their recipe for minestrone and check out their Greek Mountain Tea too!
Want even more favorite things? Read a few of our past rounds of recommendations via the links below: