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Provence delights in Avignon

Avignon
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Avignon is known the world over for its Popes Palace. But any curisous visitor will find out the city has way more to offer, especially on the food scene. As commented on a recent post, Fougasse is THE... Read more

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Where to Eat Middle Eastern Food in Detroit

April 14, 2014

Dearborn, a city within the Detroit metropolitan area, has a long-established Arab-American population, accounting for some 40% of the total population—the...

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 Where to Eat Middle Eastern Food in Detroit

Middle Eastern platter from Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn, a city within the Detroit metropolitan area, has a long-established Arab-American population, accounting for some 40% of the total population—the largest proportion among U.S. cities of similar size. The first Arab immigrants, mostly Syrian/Lebanese Christians, migrated for auto-industry work around the turn of the 20th century (the Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Dearborn; Henry Ford once lived here); they were soon followed by Palestinians, Jordanians, Yemenis, and Chaldeans/Iraqis. Today Dearborn is not only home to North America’s largest mosque, but also countless Middle Eastern groceries, bakeries, and restaurants. Got business in Detroit? A Middle Eastern meal in Dearborn is a no-brainer.

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Cebu
  • Budbud pilit

    Budbud (“bood-bod”) is usually a rice cake snack or dessert wrapped in banana leaves, while pilit (“pee-lit”), which means “to stick,” refers to the variety of glutinous/sticky...

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Rhode Island
  • Stuffies (stuffed quahogs)

    Stuffed quahogs, or stuffies, are popular elsewhere in New England, but only in Rhode Island are there annual Quahog festivals (in Warren) and a fictional town called Quahog in a popular American TV...

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New Orleans
  • Sno-ball

    Your standard snow cone, this is not. The legendary New Orleans sno-ball, a summertime tradition dating back to at least the 1930s, is a much more artisanal concoction. Pride is taken over how finely...

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  • Provence delights in Avignon

    Avignon

    hellofrance

    Avignon is known the world over for its Popes Palace. But any curisous visitor will find out the city has way more to offer, especially on the food scene. As commented on a recent post, Fougasse …    Read more
  • Getting to know the nacatamal

    San Juan Del Sur

    katiejackson

    I’ve been to Philadelphia, but I’ve never chowed down on a cheesesteak. I’ve visited Chicago with a pizza aficionado, yet I’ve never dug into a deep dish. After six years …    Read more
  • Local Food - Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

    veena

    Historically, Gran Canaria grew a lot of sugar cane (rum), while Tenerife was known for their grapes (wine). Today most of the northern portion of Gran Canaria (where there is water) is terraced …    Read more
  • Palm Sap - La Gomera, Canary Islands

    san sebastian, canary islands

    veena

    Palm Sap, La Gomera, Canary Islands This product is unique to La Gomera and acts as a sugar substitute. The Palm Sap is more like Maple Syrup than honey - although they like to compare it to hone…    Read more

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