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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Get numerous benefits from coffee! Research shows that in many cases, more is better when it comes to coffee improving health. The evidence is so robust that the medical community is even changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Should you ever encounter my Mom’s mom and get her on the subject of cauliflower, she will go on to tell you about the best deep-fried cauliflower recipe in the world, the one with the nutmeg in the batter that made the snack sing and how she could sit down and eat a whole bowl if she didn’t watch herself. She will then go on to tell you how, after making up a batch, she spent an entire workday thinking about diving into the leftovers in her fridge only to come home and find that one of her daughters beat her to it. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Tea was first brought to North America by the Dutch in the 17th century.  Along with the British, who also passed on many of the customs that were common in England, tea drinking continued to take root. Special water pumps were installed in natural springs so that water would be readily available for making tea.  Tea Gardens were established at these “tea springs”.  Boston and Philadelphia adapted the English’s use of fancy silver and porcelain tea accessories to symbolize their wealth and elite social status.  Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Various types of restaurants fall into several industry classifications based upon menu style, preparation methods, and pricing. Additionally, how the food is served to the customer helps to determine the classification. Historically, the restaurant referred only to places that provided tables where one sat down to eat the meal, typically served by a waiter. Following the rise of fast food and take-out restaurants, a retronym for the older "standard" restaurant was created, sit-down restaurant. Most commonly, "sit-down restaurant" refers to a casual dining restaurant with table service, rather than a fast food restaurant or a diner, where one orders food at a counter. Sit-down restaurants are often further categorized, in North America, as "family-style" or "formal".

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman

In America, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the safety and security of the nation’s food supply and protecting the public health. The FDA and subordinate agencies ensure the safety of food, food additives and dietary supplements by setting science-based standards for preventing foodborne illness and ensuring compliance with these standards. They monitor the safety of animal feed and the effectiveness of animal drugs, including the safety of drug residues in human food derived from animals. They protect the food and feed supply from intentional contamination. They also ensure that food labels are truthful and contain reliable information consumers can use to choose healthy diets. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman  It’s difficult to define American food, to say that a particular dish is the best representation of an entire country that’s so expansive and varied. American food, to say the least, is a melting pot of many different cultures. Most classic dishes can be traced back to some group of immigrants or another. However, over time, these recipes have become known as American classics: All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Skip the drive-thru when you’re craving a big, juicy burger—this recipe only takes 30 minutes and is far more flavorful, with a Worcestershire-spiked patty and tangy dipping sauce made of mayo, chili sauce and relish. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Cooking techniques, like the cuisine of the United States, defies easy categorization. Throughout history, methods were influenced by the availability of ingredients. Different groups of people settled in different areas at different times, each group bringing with it its own food ingredients and preferences, country has always had an abundance of meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits and grains, and there is just as much diversity in preparing it. In colonial times, meals in America were prepared in great fireplaces, with equipment designed to fit. Meat was generally boiled or stewed in pots hung in the fireplace, although it might be slow-roasted on a hand-turned spit. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman The United States first developed as distinct regions, isolated from one another, much like individual countries. New immigrants generally settled according to nationality, forming tight communities with strong ties to their homeland. In each region, the people brought with them their culinary customs and adapted them to indigenous food and ingredients. Thus, the U.S. boasts an array of regional culinary creations that offer insight into its history and culture.   Read More 

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