A taste of home goes a long way for military families living in Europe and the Pacific. For more than 20 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has supported Girl Scout troops by shipping their famous cookies to military installations outside of the United States in time for their annual selling season.
If you live on Okinawa, you might have heard about Goya, a local cucumber-like vegetable also known as bitter melon. As the name suggests, this green, bumpy veggie has a bitter taste but is a favorite in the summer season.
Eisai, a famous Buddhist monk who was a driving force to introducing tea from China to Japan in the late 12th century, said “Tea is a magic bullet.”
About 800 hundred years later, his words have been proven right by science.