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Dispatches from the Crossroads of Culture, Communication, & Creativity

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I’m Nicholas. Writer, researcher exploring the diverse cultures of the world through food, literature, and folklore.

My culinary adventures stretch from the labyrinthine alleys of Cairo to the stockyards of Kansas City. No matter where I go, I am driven by a philosophy that believes there are no bad dishes, only bad diners. And I believe that the diverse array of human expression is intangibly bound to the foodways and culinary habits of our species.

Welcome to another kind of food writing. One of culinary anthropology, gastro-diplomacy, and curious appetites. I am in the process of rebuilding my website so please bear with me as the following pages are under construction.

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If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people

Chinese Proverb


My content ranges from literary surveys to travel, food history, recipes, music reviews. I’m a mess, let’s be honest. Why focus on one subject when we can talk about, well everything! Catch up in the archive.


I’m Nicholas “Bumi” Andriani.
Epicurean? More like food-obsessed. I’m a student of East Asian Studies and Japanese at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. I believe that fostering positive cultural engagements begins at the crossroads literature and gastronomy.


Your support is an affirmation of diplomacy. As an ambassador, a patron of peace! Thank you for helping my dreams come manifest of bridging cultures through cuisine, creativity, and comradery. Thank you!

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Nicholas “Niko” Andriani is a writer and literary theorist with a background in Anthropology and East Asian Studies.

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