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Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present Culture Food 

Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present

Mexico (GV) – Mexico City has gradually turned its back on traditional drinks and foods. With the arrival of large multinational commercial consortiums and fast-food chains that have branches in virtually every neighborhood in the city, the dishes and brews that grandparents and other ancestors consumed run the risk of falling into disuse or disappearing. Here we’ll take a look at two of the drinks that fall into this category. Tepache Tepache is a low-alcohol drink, similar to beer but sweet. Its current form has an intense amber color and is made primarily of fermented pineapple, sweetened with piloncillo (panela) and seasoned with cinnamon and Read More

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Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too! Food 

Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too!

World (Foodista) – Is drinking vinegar the new kombucha? OLITALIA, the Italian manufacturer of oils and vinegar, has recently come out with a new line of drinkable vinegars. Yes, vinegars you can drink, and they are delicious! Like kombucha, these beverages are a perfect balance between sweet and sour, and they’re good for you! They’re made from a blend of concentrated natural  grape juice, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, apple cider vinegar (which has numerous health benefits), and natural fruit juices (no added sugar). They’re rich in polyphenols (a powerful anti-oxidant that helps fight free radicals), they help support and improve your metabolism, Read More

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A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75 Food 

A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75

(Foodista) – When we travel to New Orleans we always stop in Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for a classic French 75 cocktail, a refreshing combination of Cognac and Champagne with a dash of sweetness and a splash of lemon juice. It’s a drink that cuts the heat and humidity and leaves you refreshed and feeling downright civilized. Arnaud’s is a classic New Orlean’s restaurant that has featured traditional Creole cuisine since 1918, and their vintage bar next-door is where you can enjoy a number of well-made classic cocktails such as the French 75, Sazerac, and Bastille Cup. Though not quite as hot Read More

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Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer Food 

Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer

Your Kitchen (Foodista) – When it seems like it can’t get any hotter the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Chill out this summer and make one (or all!) of these delicious cold soup recipes. Most of them require no cooking, just some slicing and dicing, and they are all nutritious and delicious! Pacific Northwest Crab Gazpacho Recipe Early July is when non-commercial crabbing season opens up here in Seattle, and nearly every weekend we’re out on the water with our pots and bait pulling up gorgeous Dungeness crab. Gazpacho, an easy Spanish tomato-based Read More

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Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them? Featured Food Science and Nature 

Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them?

North America (Ensia) – After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year. On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to tanks in the high rainforest of Panama, where they will produce fish that mature far more quickly than normal farmed salmon. More than 20 years after first seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AquaBounty Technologies of Maynard, Massachusetts, plans Read More

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Go On, Have Dessert: New Study Finds Chocolate Helps Memory, Cognitive Function Food Health 

Go On, Have Dessert: New Study Finds Chocolate Helps Memory, Cognitive Function

Italy (Sputnik) – Go on, treat yourself. A recent Italian study has found that eating chocolate not only helps improves memory and cognitive function in the short term – it can even help prevent cognitive decline as we age. The study, published in May in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, focused on cocoa flavanols, the chemical compounds in cocoa beans, and their effect on brain function, both right after ingesting the flavanols and as a result of regular consumption. Researchers Valentina Socci and Michele Ferrara of the University of L’Aquila reviewed the available literature on a variety of studies and found that eating cocoa — which is, of course, the foundation of chocolate — boosts memory performance, Read More

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A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe Featured Food 

A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

(Foodista) – The 70s was a time known for hippie foods like GORP (the original trail mix known in its long form as Good Ole Raisin Peanuts), homemade yogurt, and sprouts grown in kitchen windows. My mom embraced the era wholeheartedly. Our family ate French-style yogurt fermented in little electric pots, avocado and sprout sandwiches made on thick slices of seedy homemade bread, and hearty soups like creamy broccoli and cauliflower, which was a common breakfast served alongside open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches sprinkled with garlic salt. Our pockets always contained baggies of GORP to sustain us on long days of Read More

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Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie! Food 

Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie!

World (GREED) – We eat (and drink!) with our eyes, so it’s no wonder a hot pink smoothie adorned with a “mermaid” garnish would appeal to my 6-year-old daughter. This delicious and nutritious smoothie is the creation of Jessica Rosen, a certified holistic health coach and co-founder of Raw Generation. Thanks to the dragon fruit (a brightly colored fruit from Asia), mango and banana, it’s packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system and beautify the skin. The coconut oil that is also added helps to improve energy, cognitive function, plus a bevy of other nutritional benefits, while Read More

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One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe Food 

One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe

(Foodista) – No camping trip is complete without an ooey gooey s’more or two. I love this Dutch oven-baked twist on the classic make-your-own version. Crushed graham crackers are combined with one package of sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg, then baked over a camping stove or fire in a Dutch oven. To finish, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows are melted on top then topped with more crushed graham crackers. Who wouldn’t love a slice of this?! This decadent recipe is from our feature of The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook by Coleman. Get 3 more delicious campfire recipes here, like Canadian Read More

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30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer Featured Food 

30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer

World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: Summertime is upon us. Warmer days and nights means it’s time to crank up the BBQ and enjoy the evenings outdoors. We hope you enjoy this collection of 30 tasty grill-friendly ideas from our friends at Ranker. There’s a little something for everyone! This report was prepared by Jessica Lawshe for Ranker.

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