FOOD FACTS: What Makes A Food “American?”

Thanks to our friends at FoodTimeline.org for this interesting take on what makes a food “American.” Nearly all of today’s popular American foods—apple pie, chocolate, cole slaw, hamburgers, hot dogs, jelly beans, ice cream, pizza, potato salad, steak, tacos, watermelon—originated in other countries. (Check the origins on FoodTimeline.org.) Their ingredients and recipes were introduced to…
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PRODUCT: Popcorn With Canola Oil

Popcorn is even healthier with canola-based Pop Weaver. Others use partially hydrogen- ated soybean oil. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. Pop Weaver, a microwave popcorn produced by Indiana’s Weaver Popcorn Company, has replaced the oil in its popcorn with a heart-healthy canola oil blend—the first in the industry. The benefit: Omega-3, Omega-6 and…
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PRODUCT: White Chocolate Brownies

It’s not easy to find a good white chocolate brownie. Ellen’s Brownies is a motherlode, with not one, but three options: White chocolate brownie with dark and milk chocolate chips White chocolate brownie with crushed Oreos and dark and milk chocolate chips White chocolate brownie with crushed white chocolate-covered pretzels and dark and milk chocolate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Berry Good Salad

Toss blueberries into a green salad. Add shrimp or chicken for a main course. Photo courtesy BlueberryCouncil.org. Seasonal berries are delicious tossed into green salads. Most berries pair well with a balsamic vinaigrette. Red berries look particularly fetching against the greens. The berries also pair well with cheese; add blue cheese, feta or goat cheese…
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