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Restaurants have long been popular, as people simply love to eat. Eating is more than just gaining sustenance for our bodies, though this is, of course, certainly an important component of it. But eating is more than that. It’s an activity to be enjoyed. It’s a way to socialize with our friends, family, and loved ones. On top of all this, it’s a way to bond, to relax after a long day, and to try new things and connect with new identities and cultures. Food is important. Food is cultural. Food is part of how we communicate. And because of this, many restaurants of various origins and cuisines have long thrived in the melting pot that is the United States. After all, diversity in food is just another way that cultural differences can, in some cases and to an extent, be overcome.
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying down there when she world on her nursing certification.
The first time that you were with her for a crawfish boil, you could not imagine why in the world the list of things that were needed was a small wading pool. Little did you know that the crawfish that you would be eating later in the evening would arrive live!
The fact of the matter is, however, the boil takes nearly as long to prepare as it does the eat the tiny morsels once they are cooked. While the tiny little mud bugs await their fate in the wading pool, their is a lot preparation that goes into preparing the water that will be used (more…)
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal and other edible flowers.
- We used to think of edible flower petals as a type of spice. At least, that’s the closest analogy. Today edible flowers for salads are more of a decorative item, and a crystallized rose petal is most likely to be seen upon something like a wedding cake. But a long time ago, edible seeds were seen as something very much like a fine and expensive spice. It’s impossibl (more…)
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft beer market is worth about $23.5 billion. There are a number of ways you can experience craft beer, largely depending on your tastes and preferences and the size of the brewery.
One of the easiest ways to experience craft beer is to visit a brewery’s tap room. Nearly all craft brewers have their own tap rooms, where they serve their beer offerings. For some smaller breweries, this may be the only place you can experience their beer. In addition to drinking the beer in the tap room, you may have an opportunity to take home beer in a growler. Growlers are half-gallon containers of beer that can be bought and taken home. (more…)
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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 [...]
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