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Breezy summertime 'spacers' bring buzz-free beach vibes: Here are 5 to check out

Spacers have replaced chasers as the drink that follows the drink. A chaser — typically beer — follows a shot of booze to cleanse the harsh alcohol of strong spirits off the palate. A spacer is a non-alcoholic drink that people enjoy between “drink” drinks. Spacers keep the beach vibes booming longer and prevent over-boozing. ALCOHOL-FREE BEER IS BOOMING: 5 …

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Normandy family serves farmhouse cider, plus D-Day history, from medieval castle at Omaha Beach

The military history and culinary traditions of Normandy, France meet in a tasteful and secretive enclave behind the walls of a 12th-century castle, a short distance from D-Day landmarks Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Bernard Lebrec makes some of Normandy’s most spectacular cider and a spirited calvados — apple brandy — in his family farmhouse in the village of …

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Smoking hot: 5 of America's most extreme BBQ rigs, from battle tanks to jet airlines

David Klose is America’s bell cow of extreme barbecue rigs. The founder of BBQ Pits by Klose in Houston, Texas has custom-built many of the world’s biggest, most beautiful and most ambitious smokers. Among them are a motorcycle sidecar that could barbecue ribs at 100 miles per hour, a giant beer bottle smoker, and a stunning rig designed to look …

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10 delicious all-American summertime foods enjoy surprising overseas origins

Americans from sea to shining sea feast on juicy beef burgers dripping with Wisconsin cheddar followed by apple pie or peach cobbler at sun-splashed cookouts each summer. The more ambitious among us will fuel up for 4th of July road races on Wheaties and fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice. Every item on that all-American menu has one thing in common. AMERICAN …

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Cottage cheese baking hack blows up on TikTok: 'Best idea I've ever seen'

Protein, protein and more protein: This seems to be the latest health and wellness trend on social media. And some TikTok creators have found what they consider the next best way to implement more protein into people’s diets. TikTokers are taking cottage cheese and baking it in the oven. Hundreds of videos pop up when searching for “baked cottage cheese” …

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Twin Cities taverns turn the cheeseburger inside out: 'Ooey, gooey sensation'

Like almost any great local culinary specialty, the origins of the Juicy Lucy — or Jucy Lucy, as it’s known in one place specifically — are shrouded in hazy mystery. Perhaps unique in this case, however, the dispute includes a disagreement over how this delicious tavern-food favorite in and around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota is spelled. Matt’s …

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Tabasco put spice in American life: Here's the surprising origin of Louisiana heat

Tabasco is one of the world’s most recognizable condiments, the name of the Louisiana hot sauce alone a synonym for tongue-singing spice. The odd origin of the all-American hot sauce, however, defies its familiarity or the spicy sass associated with food born on the bayou. Tabasco was first imagined in 1868 by a Maryland banker named Edmund McIlhenhy. ISRAEL’S FAVORITE …

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Israel's favorite comfort food, shakshuka, is a hot taste trend rich in tradition, global influences

Shakshuka performs a rare dual feat of flavor. The savory tomato stew, typically made with aromatic herbs and eggs, is steeped in Israeli tradition. Yet it boasts global culinary currency as a hot food trend from the Middle East to Middle America. Shakshuka recipes are passed down through generations and often served on holidays, such as Passover, which begins on …

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Perfect pie crust today includes lard, which has returned to glory after years of bad publicity

Lard was the canary in the coal mine of culinary correctness. Rendered pig fat was ubiquitous in human diets for centuries. It was used to fry everything from dough to chicken and was an essential ingredient in pie making. Lard tragically fell from public favor during the Great War on Monounsaturated Fats in the 20th century. AMERICAN DINER LINGO EXISTED …

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American diner lingo existed in patriotic era when 'Burn the British!' meant toasted English muffin

The taste of revenge was served in American diners for decades. The British burned Falmouth, Maine in 1775; Fairfield, Connecticut in 1779; and Washington, D.C. in 1814. Hungry Americans returned the favor for decades every time they ordered breakfast. TAMALES ARE HOT TODAY, YET SAVORY WRAPS ARE AS OLD AS CIVILIZATION “Burn the British!” was a popular outcry from waiters …

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