Coffee Culture Around the World

From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how people around the world take their cup of coffee.

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black bean soup

black bean soup

Year-round, but especially during the cold winter months, black bean soup is a must. El Azteca in Fort Wayne, IN, has been called “one of the best.” And when available as the soup of the day, we’d recommend Shanty Grille in Ellicott City, MD, and Back Porch restaurant on Ocracoke Island, NC. 960 1280

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butternut squash soup

butternut squash soup

A spicy, hearty and creamy butternut squash soup is always good. Next time you’re in Park City, UT, whether visiting family and friends, attending the Sundance Film Festival or having a ski adventure, hop over to Good Karma for their butternut squash soup. 960 1280

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minestrone soup

minestrone soup

A classic: minestrone soup. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones traveling to Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl, head over to Iaria’s Italian Restaurant. Their traditional pasta dinners are all served with homemade minestrone soup and garden salad. 960 1280

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pumpkin soup

pumpkin soup

As soon as October is over, everyone’s mind jumps to Thanksgiving. And on a cold fall night, what better way to cap it off than with pumpkin soup? Next time you’re in Portland, OR, head over to The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar where they serve a 4-course feast during Thanksgiving, which includes pumpkin soup as the starter. 960 1280

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beef stew

beef stew

New England is no stranger to cold winter months, and when we need to warm up with a cup or bowl of beef stew, we head over to the New England Soup Factory in Brookline and Newton, MA. 960 1280

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meatball

meatball

Mmm… mamma mia! We love Italian meatball soup, especially made by Italians. Outside of Buffalo, NY, is Ilio DiPaolo’s. The DiPaolo family has been serving its customers authentic Italian cuisine since 1965. Buon appetito! 960 1280

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White bean soup

White bean soup

White bean soup is another classic, and Little Havana in NYC serves their soup with spicy Spanish chorizos. 960 1280

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gumbo stew

gumbo stew

Some would say that a trip to New Orleans isn’t complete until you’ve had gumbo and visited Cochon restaurant -- and they happen to make a mean gumbo. Delicious! 960 1280

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gazpacho

gazpacho

On warm days a classic gazpacho is almost necessary. In the city of brotherly love -- Philadelphia -- the authentic Spanish tapas restaurant Amada serves the tomato-based soup. 960 1280

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chicken noodle soup

chicken noodle soup

Who doesn’t love chicken noodle soup? Get this … Asian restaurants have reportedly perfected the art of making free-range chicken noodle soup (pho ga). So the next time you’re in San Francisco, head over to Hai Ky Mi Gia and try their take on chicken noodle soup. 960 1280

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tomato soup

tomato soup

A delicious tomato soup is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. At Campanile restaurant in Los Angeles, they serve a delicious and hearty tomato soup. And the best part is, their organic produce is provided by local farmers. 960 1280

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shrimp creole

shrimp creole

To get an authentic taste of New Orleans’ cuisine, in this case shrimp Creole, you don’t always have to visit the Big Easy. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, head over to Lola’s where the atmosphere is "100 percent New Orleans." 960 1280

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Chicken Tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla soup

Need some spice in your life? What about this delicious chicken tortilla soup. In Austin, TX, Mesa Rosa is a favorite when craving the rich chicken stock with chunks of celery, carrots, corn and chicken garnished with avocado and Monterey Jack cheese. 960 1280

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potato bacon soup

potato bacon soup

Craving comfort food? You can’t go wrong with this rich and creamy potato bacon soup. At Conor O’Neills, order their take on the tradition with their potato leek soup, served with homemade Irish soda bread and butter. Conor’s has 2 locations: Ann Arbor, MI, and Boulder, CO. 960 1280

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cheddar brocolli soup

cheddar brocolli soup

Our final soup classic is broccoli and cheese. Everything tastes better with cheese, don’t you think? With 6 locations in Texas, Hoffbrau Steaks serves a creamy broccoli cheese jalapeno soup. Mmm … 960 1280

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chili

chili

Whether it’s served with or without beans, chili warms the heart and belly. Another American classic restaurant is Ben’s Chili Bowl, a Washington, DC, institution since 1958. The beef-filled, house-made chili sauce is delicious by itself or served as a decadent french-fry topping. 960 1280

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chowder

chowder

For a classic New England clam chowder, visit an American classic -- Union Oyster House in Boston -- America’s oldest restaurant, established in 1826. 960 1280

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Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Guests at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines, IA, engage in the Adam Emmenecker Challenge. Those who scarf down the 5-lb. sandwich in less than 15 minutes join Jethro's Wall of Fame. 960 1280

  

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ award-winning wings are smoked over oak and hickory wood for 2 hours before they are flash-fried for 15 seconds, giving them a crispy, hot taste. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

Located in the heart of Driftwood, TX, The Salt Lick is a meat eater's retreat for lip-smacking, rib-sticking and finger-licking barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

People come from all over the country to enjoy The Salt Lick's famed barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

The Salt Lick's sear-it, smoke-it and slow-cook-it tradition began in 1857 with owner Scott Roberts' great-grandparents Bettie and James Howard. 960 1280

  

barbecue

barbecue

In some parts of the country, barbecue meat has a dry rub. But in Texas, if you are going to have barbecue, you are going to get "sauced." 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

At Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN, the batter is really thin and spicy so the skin gets really crispy, making it a little bit different from most fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

This Memphis institution has been serving fried chicken since Gus's father Napoleon Vanderbilt opened the original restaurant more than half a century ago. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

One of America's Manliest Restaurants, Keens Steakhouse in NYC, is a throwback restaurant set against a Victorian backdrop with more than 125 years of history. 960 1280

  

Keens Restaurant in New York

Keens Restaurant in New York

This meaty mecca with mammoth proportions oozes masculinity. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

People ranging from Albert Einstein to Theodore Roosevelt would come to Keens Steakhouse and have a pipe with dinner. 960 1280

  

hobie cat

hobie cat

Hit the beach. There are more than 70 miles of beach to explore in Barbados with no shortage of water sports. Snorkel with sea turtles, go jet-skiing, kayak or just drift away on a small hobie cat. 960 1280

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Barbados Sunset

Barbados Sunset

See the sunset from your beach chair. Like any other Caribbean island, Bajan sunsets are spectacular. 960 1280

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flying fish

flying fish

Taste the flying fish. It's the national dish of Barbados and some of the best is at the Oistin's Fish Fry, held every Friday night in Christ Church Parrish. Stop by Pat's, they’re known for its fried and grilled flying fish platters. 960 1280

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

See a celebrity chef. If you've come for the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival, you'll enjoy many celebrity chef sightings. Go to a cooking demonstration from a culinary great like Marcus Samuelsson. 960 1280

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Chef Ming Tsai

Chef Ming Tsai

Sample top chef cuisine. One of the highlights of the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival is Ambrosia, where world-renown chefs like Ming Tsai serve up their best for foodie fans. 960 1280

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Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum

Drink rum. Barbados is the home of Mount Gay Rum, the world's oldest rum, dating back to 1703. The distillery's visitor center tour in Bridgetown features various label tastings. 960 1280

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Reggae Lounge Graffiti

Reggae Lounge Graffiti

Party in St. Lawrence Gap. This is the street where tourists and locals go to party. Check out the Reggae Lounge for hip-hop, reggae and soca, or head to McBride's for pop and '80s tunes. 960 1280

  

St. James Anglican Parrish Church

St. James Anglican Parrish Church

Visit the oldest church in Barbados. The St. James Anglican Parrish Church in St. James Parrish was started in 1628 by the British settlers. Many of those early settlers were buried here due to a small pox epidemic. 960 1280

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St. James Parrish

St. James Parrish

Learn about the island culture. Each parrish or borough in Barbados is named for its church, which explains why St. James Parrish Church is in St. James Parrish. 960 1280

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Barbados North Point

Barbados North Point

Take in the island's natural beauty. Find a friendly, local taxi driver or rent a car to drive around the coast of Barbados. Be careful, they drive on the left side of the road here. North Point, on the northernmost tip of the island in St. Lucy Parrish, features plunging views of the Caribbean. 960 1280

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Cherry Tree Hill

Cherry Tree Hill

See a sleeping giant. Drive to Cherry Tree Hill on the way to the east coast to view the Bajan mountains also known as the "Sleeping Giant." If you look closely, you'll see the giant's head point to the ocean with his mouth open and his belly pointing inland. 960 1280

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Bathesheba

Bathesheba

Go to Bathesheba and hang 10 with the surfers. Bathesheba is a surfer’s paradise. It’s a natural wonder with its crashing waves and odd protruding, limestone rock formations. 960 1280

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Harrison's Cave

Harrison's Cave

Explore Harrison's Cave, a new eco-tourism destination in St. Thomas Parrish. Take a tram ride deep into its limestone core to see stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations. 960 1280

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Monkey crossing the road

Monkey crossing the road

See monkeys cross the road. Why do they cross the road? In this case, to eat a piece of fruit on the side of the road. The green monkeys look more greyish-brown than green, and they’ve been spotted on resorts across the island. 960 1280

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