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What is the Season, Actually?

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  The Ides of March are behind us, thank goodness.  Why thank goodness? The Ides (March 15), is considered malevolent by some, a reference to Julius Cesar’s upending his countrypeople’s festive schedule by switching the new year to January instead of March.  They never forgave him.   He didn’t touch Easter (whew), which is before us, …

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The Hamburger – From the U.S. to France

Susan Herrmann Loomis in a kitchen with a hamburger on the table

Go to Video The humble hamburger has never really been humble.  It started life as a delicacy, and it has a history which originated with  – yes, you guessed it – Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg, of Course! In the mid 19th century, a revolution in Germany resulted in an increase in German immigrants to the U.S. …

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Vanha Kauppahalli – The Old Market | Helsinki, Finland

Go to Recipe Go to Video Reindeer, bear, elk, moose, buckthorn juice…it’s all daily fare at the Vanha Kauppahalli, or Old Market in downtown Helsinki, on the shore of the Baltic Sea.  This fanciful brick building was built in 1889, and its interior is even more lovely than its exterior, with carved wooden stalls that …

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