Today On — Better Pastries, Banned Bicycles And A Burmese Photo Gallery

Oct 11, 2013

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on

Can The Croissant Be The New Frappuccino? — “Are decent baked goods only the province of the artisan, and beyond the reach of a giant corporation, however committed to craftsman-themed propaganda?” That’s the question food expert Corby Kummer asked after learning that Starbucks had paid $100 million to buy a famed San Francisco bakery to bring high-quality pastries to all of its 11,000 U.S.stores.

A Long-Standing Love Affair With Myanmar — Photographer Geoffrey Hiller made his first foray into Myanmar — also known as Burma — when he was traveling around Southeast Asia in 1987. At the time, he could only get a seven-day tourist visa, and the best method for changing currency was to arrive with two cartons of cigarettes and two bottles of Johnnie Walker, then trade them for cash outside the airport.

Indian City Says No To Bicycles — At a time when many American cities are encouraging people to peddle to work, bikes and other non-motorized vehicles are being banned from the streets of Kolkata, India (also known as Calcutta).

Mo Rocca's 'My Grandmother's Ravioli' Returns For Second Season — Mo Rocca is well known as an NPR personality with his appearances on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” and a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.” On his Cooking Show program, “My Grandmother’s Ravioli,” Rocca gets to explore a subject near and dear to his heart: learning family recipes from grandmothers and grandfathers.