TRAMPING AND TRAILING WITH S’MORES

  It’s totally American. Head back to the 1920s when Girl Scouts spent time outdoors, often huddled around a cozy campfire. They invented a gooey treat made with only three ingredients – graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and a slab of chocolate. The story claims that the sco
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SELTZER, CLUB SODA, SPARKLING WATER, OR POP: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FIZZ?

  He was creepy. The hairy man with yellowed teeth smelled awful – a mix of cigars, beer, and sweat. He didn’t talk, only grunted. He pursed his lips, glared, and heaved a scarred wooden crate onto his shoulder. The seltzer man scared me. He wasn’t the candy man or the smiling ma
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EAT LIKE A ONE-PERCENTER: KINGLY DELIGHTS

  Are you a foodie? Do you have royal tastes without Fort Knox to back you? Or are you food-picky: know exactly what you like and don’t like? Either way, eat like a one-percenter virtually. Discover some of the most outrageous and expensive foods in the world. Read on. Let’s star
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EAT LIKE A ONE-PERCENTER

  Are you furious at the inflated price of eggs? How about a $5 Happy Meal or a $6 bag of potato chips? It’s just pennies to a one-percenter. One-percenters are the top richest people, earning more than 99 percent of the rest of us (below). Their world is filled with the power an
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AROUND THE WORLD WITH EGGY BREAD

  Would you eat eggy bread for breakfast? Names are us. There are hundreds of millions different names in the world. They tell us who we are, how we’re related to the past, and if we reflect our times. Think Finnian vs Finn, Benedict vs. Benji, or Kordula vs. Katlin. What’s that
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PUREE DE POMME, BRÚITÍN, MASH . . . BY ANY OTHER NAME

  Turn back the clock eight thousand years. You’re a young Indian living in the Andes Mountains in South America. In the distance are wild llamas. They’re eating. You creep closer and see that the critters are munching on a bitter, slightly poisonous tuber. You watch. The animals
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SWEET OR SAVORY, LOTS OF TASTE, LOVED AROUND THE WORLD

  Who doesn’t love a croissant? You can find them in London and France, South Africa and Tel Aviv . . . just about anywhere you go. Are they really all “French”? There are a lot of legends but none have been proven. That means you can choose the story – like the type of croissant
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GOING CLASSIC

Courtesy of Spiga Bakery My husband surprised me with a Lemon Meringue Pie from Spiga – one of the best bakeries in Long Island, New York. What’s lemon meringue pie? It’s the marriage of golden crust, tangy lemon filling, and a generous topping of sweet meringue. When was this sweet-a
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SIZZLING DINNER: FROM CAMPFIRE TO ICONIC TEX-MEX

  Courtesy of RAF Everyone loves fajitas. They’re yummy, fun-to-eat, and come with sizzling stories. Most people know that fajitas are an authentic Mexican dish. Wrong. Step back to the 1930s and Texas ranchlands. During cattle roundups, wrote Virginia Wood in the Austin Chronicl
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A CHEESECAKE BY ANY OTHER NAME

  Bake or no-bake. Vanilla, cherry, or chocolate. Classic, modern, or DIY (Do It Yourself). Cheesecake has so many versions that it’s impossible to keep track. Maybe it’s called cheesecake, torte, tart, or pie? How about New York-Style, Japanese Ube, French Tarte au Fromage, or I
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