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Sushi is renowned as one of the world’s top cuisines, having taken both the homeland of Japan and the world by storm. According to statistics from Statistic Brain, there are 45,000 sushi restaurants in Japan and 16,000 spread out across the world. In the United States alone, sushi bars and restaurants pull in $2 billion a year.
As you might imagine, some things have been lost in translation between the original sushi in Japan and that which is sold here in the States. Namely, according to They Call Me an Egg, a popular blog and source on Japanese culture, Americans tend to eat only sushi with some sake or beer when they go out. As the best c (more…)
One of the biggest benefits of the increasing Hispanic population in the United States is the wider availability of Hispanic food. Whereas before you’d be lucky if you could find something as simple as arroz con pollo, now you can find everything you could ever want, from tamales to empanadas. Needless to say, recetas de comida from a wide variety of Hispanic nations are taking the States by storm. And why not? Classic recetas de comida, like tres leches cake recipes, are known for being flavorful and filling.
With that being said, as the American Heart Association warns, Hispanic food, particularly that from Mexico, can be quite fattenin (more…)
Hummus is a great way to substitute a healthy, nutrient rich snack into your lunch for your usual unhealthy chips or pretzels. Hummus dip is also a quick snack to put together and travels well. Almost any recipe with hummus can be a tasty twist on the tradition chip and dip.
Many people might be wondering what hummus is, or what is a good recipe with hummus. Hummus is a spread made from ground chickpeas, that is almost like a paste-like consistency. The chickpea was first cultivated by the Phoenicians and then brought to the Middle East about 7,000 years ago. Hummus actually dates back to about 13th century Eg (more…)
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Wood furniture is the human way of staying in-touch with nature, even when we’re deep inside the city or bundled up in our homes. Reclaimed wood is even more so by recycling useful materials and keeping the environment going strong. The West is a hungry beast, consuming millions of tons of wood every year, and [...]
It’s certainly a great time to be a beer drinker in the United States. In fact, statistics from 2015 found that there were 4,269 breweries operating throughout this country. This total is important because it means more breweries are operating now than ever before. While excessive drinking is never good, regularly consuming beer is more [...]
All too often when you walk into the break room after long day you find a pot of coffee that’s probably cold as ice or is nearly empty. By the time you get everything situated and make another pot your break is over and it is time to go back to the daily grind of [...]
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