The World of Food: Cake

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Marie-Antoinette never actually said, “let them eat cake.” But it’s a safe bet that she really liked cake, because who doesn’t?

The World of Food: Pennsylvania Dutch

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Shoo fly pie

The next time you find yourself in the Keystone State and you travel about an hour west of downtown Philadelphia, you will find yourself in another world – a beautiful place frozen in time and shrouded in mystery. 

The World of Food: Chili

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Chili. There are few foods in America more personal, more divisive, and more heavily imbued with regional pride. And in two U.S. locales — Texas and Ohio (Cincinnati, to be exact) — it’s practically a religion.

The World of Food: Watermelon

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Today, August 3, we celebrate National Watermelon Day, so it's the perfect time to take a closer look at this summer mainstay — a healthy, refreshing treat that belongs to the Cucubitaceae family (good luck pronouncing that!).

The World of Food: The Automat

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                            A man standing at an automat

An automat in Manhattan in 1936

You want your food instantaneously, in a clean, respectable place where it’s socially acceptable to dine alone and nobody minds if you linger. And it’s an era before fast food chains existed as we know them today. Where do you go? The Automat!

The World of Food: Junk Food

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                            Waffle with syrup and chocolate chips

Gaufre waffle

Sometimes, it’s important to have something easy, mindless, and delicious to snack on during televised sporting events, at the Cineplex, and…just because.

The World of Food: Middle Eastern

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                            Golden-brown falafel

Falafel

There’s a reason why Chicagoans have embraced Middle Eastern cuisine in increasingly impressive numbers these days: because it’s delicious, and generally reasonably priced!

The World of Food: Berries

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                            Blueberries

Blueberries

If you ventured outdoors at all last weekend here in Chicago, you know that summer is most definitely upon us. From a culinary perspective, that means you will find a colorful cornucopia of fresh seasonal fruits at the grocery or your local farmers market. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated?

Berries.

The World of Food: Canada

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Bannock bread

As in many other large countries, Canadian cuisine varies widely according to region and the accessibility of local ingredients. But Canada is also more multicultural than many.

The World of Food: Chicago Candies

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Did you know Chicago was once known as "The Candy Capital of the World?" This moniker was an apt one, as many of today's most popular candies had their beginnings here.

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