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Getting Right to the Core of Picking Apples with Expert Sarah Brown

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Aug 27, 2019 / 0 comments

“Everyone can tell you an apple experience,” says Sarah Brown, a touch of nostalgia in her voice. “For me, it was Yellow Transparent. Growing up we had a Yellow Transparent apple tree and I would just sit and eat and eat. Every few hours my mom would come by and say, ‘You’re going to get a tummy ache.

5 Reasons You Need to Try Korean Patbingsu

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Jul 23, 2019 / 0 comments

Italians serve up silky gelato. In India, expect kulfi for an icy dessert. Mexico’s popsicle-like paletas come in endless fruit flavors. For Japanese, ice cream mochi encase spoonfuls of ice cream in flavors like sweet mango, green tea, strawberry and more in a thick, rice shell. Americans make towering sundaes with multiple scoops of ice cream drenched in hot fudge before being sprinkled with chopped nuts and topped with a sticky-sweet maraschino cherry.

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Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Wondering where to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Wonder no more: the latest location of our favorite, City Barbecue, is open and full of smoky goodness!

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Tip: City Barbecue!)

We went late this spring for a soft opening, and let me tell you how delicious it was...

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Exploring Spain, one bite at a time

One of my favorite ways to explore a new country is at a dining table, sampling local cuisine. I’ve eaten bouillabaisse in France, pasta in Italy, pad thai in Thailand, summer rolls in Vietnam, and ceviche in Peru—to name just a few.
 
Exploring Spain, one bite at a time
 
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22.33 Stories: The Food We Eat

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

 The Food We Eat

Season 1, Episode 7

22.33’s first monthly mash-up of unique, scary, strange, and sometimes delicious food stories from around the world.

Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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Feb 03, 2019 / 0 comments

At first glance, melon pan may seem a curiously misleading name – especially if you happen to choose a double chocolate melon pan (and you should – actually, order a few) or matcha melon pan.

Did You Know? Learn More About Japan’s Melon Pan

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How to Take A Delicious Cultural Odyssey, Close to Home

On a quest for more global goodness in your life? We’ve shared the One Place to Visit, wherever you travel–and now I’d like to share a cultural travel tip that lets you dig deep into different cultures, both here and abroad. It encompasses books, food, language, hobbies, and cultural artifacts. Take a delicious cultural odyssey that captures many facets of a culture. And, your cultural travel might not be too far from your own home.

5 Surprising Czech Christmas Celebrations

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Dec 25, 2018 / 0 comments

Cookies. Carp. More cookies. A side of potato salad.

While many Christmas festivities in Czechia are similar to those in other parts of Europe, this nation of just under 11 million has some unusual – and noteworthy – holiday traditions all their own.

A little Czech history

Admittedly, Czechia, a country circled by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, is known more for its culture and history, than cuisine.

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Autumn Pumpkin Soup

This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

Momos: 5 Things You Need to Know About this Nepalese Favorite

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Jul 23, 2018 / 0 comments

Palm-sized, circular dumplings that are pulled together in a swirling flourish at the top – Nepalese momos are an edible work of art. Tucked inside each delectable one is a mixture of fresh ingredients that are cooked before being stuffed inside the thin dumpling dough, to ensure the filling stays moist once they're steamed.

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