The World of Food

Julia Maish

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

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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!

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Julia Maish

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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.

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“O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command…”

— Canadian national anthem

“Canada was built on dead beavers.”
— Margaret Atwood, novelist

This coming Sunday (and Monday), our famously genial “neighbors to the North” will celebrate Canada Day! This vast and diverse nation composed of 10 provinces and three territories was federated on July 1, 1867, which makes 2018 their sesquicentennial-plus-one. Canada Day is roughly commensurate with our own Independence Day three days later, and thus the two holidays share many attributes, including fireworks, parades, and backyard barbecues. But how do Canadians traditionally celebrate when it comes to their unique foods?

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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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