The World of Food: Barbecue

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Invite the neighbors, heat up your charcoal briquettes, toss your burgers, brats, vegetables, and what-have-you on the grill, serve it all up with a bottle of grocery-store sauce and deli side dishes, and voilà! You have yourself a barbecue. Easy-peasy.

The World of Food: Iceland

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Licorice candy

Heat. High humidity. Sunburn and sand between your toes. Deep-fried everything. Yes, those dog days of summer are upon us again.

 

So perhaps it would be a good time for a refreshing change of pace — a journey to someplace far away, invigorating, and entirely different.  Someplace like…

 

…Iceland.

The World of Food: Pizza

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Did you know that Americans collectively consume approximately 100 acres of pizza per day, which translates to 350 slices every second?

The World of Food: Pie

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Key lime pie

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” — Carl Sagan

The World of Food: Peru

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Arroz con pollo

Located in western South America and bordering five other countries and the Pacific Ocean, Peru is truly a land of extreme contrasts.

The World of Food: Ice Cream

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July is National Ice Cream Month, so designated by President Ronald Reagan back in 1984. At the same time, he also declared that the third Sunday in July would thereafter be known as National Ice Cream Day.

The World of Food: Cuba

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In anticipation of the national premiere of WTTW’s new special and website, Weekend in Havana with Geoffrey Baer, we thought we would provide a quick overview of Cuba’s mouthwatering cuisine, which goes perfectly with a generous side of salsa music, a refreshing cocktail, and (of course) a good cigar.

The World of Food: Chocolate

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“Any month whose name contains the letters A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.” — Sandra Boynton

The World of Food: Made in America

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Corn Dogs

You have surely heard the phrase “as American as apple pie.” Well, that’s a misnomer, as it turns out that this quintessentially American dessert really originated in Great Britain. Hamburgers and hot dogs? Germany – or to be more specific, Hamburg and Frankfurt, respectively. Mac 'n' Cheese? Italy (or France). French fries? Not France at all, but Belgium.

The World of Food: Ramadan

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Tagine

Beginning with the first sighting of the crescent moon this past Saturday evening, Muslims all over the world celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan and commence the month of Shawwal in this Islamic year of 1438 by embarking on the three-day Eid al-Fitr, or “Festival of Breaking of the Fast.” After a month of forgoing all food and drink each day between the early morning meal (Sahoor) and the evening repast (Iftar), the elaborate feast that is central to this important religious observance is a welcome and happy event that signifies “the mercy of God.” (In addition to sharing a delicious meal of halal foods, Muslims are encouraged to “forgive and forget” any differences they may have had with others during the previous year.)

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