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German Chocolate Cake is a sweet, rich, and delicious layered cake that actually isn’t German. It has its roots in the mid-19th century in America when baker Samuel German developed a dark, baking chocolate which was subsequently named after him – Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate. Recipes for the dish didn’t appear until the mid-20th century, when a “recipe of the day” appeared in the... Read More
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New England Clam Chowder is an American specialty, believed to be introduced to the upper northeast by French immigrants in the 1700s. It increased in popularity as a hearty, homemade dish until it gained notoriety by being served at the Ye Olde Union Oyster House in Boston in 1836 – which is today the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States. New England... Read More
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If you’re a history lover and haven’t had at least 2 days in Athens, Greece – you’re missing out. Greece’s ancient capital city is both a relic and a thriving metropolis, with wonderful, charming people, delicious food, a bustling nightlife, and more than you can possibly imagine to do. Too often, however, Athens is somehow seen as a jumping-off point for cruises to one... Read More
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“Best Bars in San Francisco” was written by Mimi McFadden – a travel blogger and freelance writer. Originally from California, she has been slow traveling the world since 2013. When she’s not writing, you can probably find her sipping on a pint of craft beer, chasing waterfalls, or planning her next adventure in a foreign land.  After living abroad for five years in Australia,... Read More
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Shrimp Fra Diavolo sounds like a truly authentic Italian dish, but it isn’t. In reality the brainchild of Italian immigrants who had come to America, this dish’s past is speculative at best, but is most commonly connected to early 20th century New York. Italian for “Devil monk”, Fra Diavolo is a very spicy sauce typically made for a pasta and seafood combination of any... Read More
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Beijing, China’s capital, is one of the top global tourist destinations on the globe, and it’s for a good reason. This city boasts of a rich history going back more than a millennium with landmarks like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Apart from the rich history, this Chinese capital is also a model for future cities with hundreds of skyscrapers. Here are... Read More
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Growing up in rural America, breakfast was always a big deal. It was an occasion where families got together, made a meal, and got the day started. What was almost always at the center of these meals were some form of sausage and eggs. This is a quiche-like sausage and egg bake that is pretty much exactly like what we both had growing up... Read More
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Chicken Tetrazzini is an American dish, allegedly created in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where at the time Italian opera star Luisa Tetrazzini was a resident. It was incredibly popular in the mid-20th century as a hearty family dish that could be made at home. While not complicated, it does involve quite a few ingredients – including more than a dozen total. There’s... Read More
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“Europe’s Most Fascinating Cycling Routes” was written by Chloe Smith, a business consultant with Media Gurus, who has a passion for cycling, writing, and Europe.  Everyone who is into cycling knows that riding your bike is far more than just an exercise. It can be a way of discovering the world. When you’re on your bike you’re constantly in contact with your surroundings, sun... Read More
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This is something Tracy made at home on a whim, and 20 minutes later we had an amazing (and low carb!) dessert! It uses only a few ingredients, and tastes like a dessert with a lot more calories than what it is. For a quick and relatively low-carb dessert that’s ready to go within minutes, you simply can’t beat this easy, sweet treat! There... Read More

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