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Flavor Profiles of the Mediterranean

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What makes something taste Italian or Lebanese or Moroccan? Whether mixing vinaigrette, seasoning chicken or developing the layered nuances of a soup, understanding the flavors of ingredients that help to define various cuisines can be extremely useful. Every cuisine has its regional variations. For example, Basque cuisine is vastly different from the classic dishes from […]

Great Reasons to Go Out to Eat

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With today’s health consciousness, Pinterest posts showing amazing homemade family meals, and cooking shows trying to convince us how “easy” it is to cook fabulous meals, eating out often gets a bad reputation. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with eating out at restaurants if it fits with your goals, values, and healthy […]

Don’t Worry; Be Happy The History of Happy Hour in America

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Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or you just can’t pass up half-price appetizers, in America, we love a good Happy Hour! It’s hard to beat the feeling of kicking back with some friends and enjoying a few cocktails after a hard day’s work. For bars, pubs, and restaurants, the practice of happy hour specials has […]

The Origins and Uses of Pita Bread

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Nearly every civilization since prehistoric times has made some type of bread, flatbreads, and pita loaves were some of the very first ever made. From what archeologists can determine, the pita originated with peoples west of the Mediterranean. It may have been the Bedouins who first made it. The thinking is that after a long […]

Hello 2019! It’s the Year of the Vegan

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2019 may be Year of the Pig on the Chinese Calendar, but vegans are making a claim that the year belongs to the non-meat eating group. Being a vegan before 2019 meant that you were part of a microscopic percentage of the population that was stereotyped as being snooty, high maintenance, and a bit pretentious. […]