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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Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

September is the kickoff of the NFL season, and what better way to watch the game than with a plate of spicy buffalo wings.
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Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

As you say goodbye to the warm weather of summer, the Fall brings cool and rainy days. On days like these a hearty beef stew makes a great meal. 960 1280

  

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

A fun activity to do in Fall is apple picking. One sweet use of the apples is dipping them in caramel for a yummy snack. Just watch those teeth -- the candy apples are hard and sticky. 960 1280

  

Egg Nog

Egg Nog

At the end of Fall food and drinks for Christmas start to hit shelves. Egg nog is one of those items. This sweetened dairy-based beverage, traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar, beaten eggs and liquor, is a favorite for holiday parties. It is usually topped with cinnamon or nutmeg. 960 1280

  

Candy Corn

Candy Corn

As October starts Halloween becomes top of mind and treats like candy corn hit the store shelves. These tri-colored candy are made to look like kernals of corn and are fat free! 960 1280

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Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

A comfort food that is nice for lunch in Fall is baked macaroni and cheese. There is something about this cheesy pasta that just makes you feel good. 960 1280

  

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Another comfort food that will warm your insides and fill you up is a turkey pot pie. Turkey, veggies and other fillings are joined together with broth and milk then covered with a pastry and baked to give the dish a crispy top. 960 1280

  

Turkey

Turkey

Speaking of turkey, November brings the time of the year when we give thanks with a feast of food including the centerpiece, a roasted turkey. 960 1280

  

Stuffing

Stuffing

To accompany the turkey on Thanksgiving, sides such as stuffing are served. There are many varieties of stuffing with some dishes including meat, veggies, eggs and fruits. Turkey stuffing usually has bread crumbs, onions, celery and seasoning. When the mixture is cooked inside the turkey it is called stuffing. When it is cooked separately it is called dressing. 960 1280

  

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

As the weather continues to get colder, a drink that will warm you up is hot chocolate. Add some mini-marshmallows for an extra treat.
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Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are a superfruit that grow on low shrubs in bogs. While there are many uses for cranberries, at holiday time they make a delicious sauce that is used as a side dish for a Thanksgiving meal. 960 1280

  

Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Corn bread is used to describe quickbreads containing cornmeal. This type of bread dates back to the Native Americans who used ground corn for thousands of years before the Europeans. This is another popular dish to serve during Thanksgiving. 960 1280

  

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins left over from Halloween are often used to make dessert for Thanksgiving. From roasting the seeds of this gourd-like squash to making it into pie, the pumpkin plays an important role in Fall holidays. 960 1280

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Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

These round cookies are flavored with ginger and baked to give them a little crunch. They are the perfect way to end a meal as ginger is known to aid in digestion. 960 1280

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Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Apple pie is another popular dessert pie. Apples fresh off the trees become a sweet ingredient tossed into pie crust and baked to perfection. 960 1280

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Apple Cider

Apple Cider

Speaking of apples, another use of the fruit is to make cider, an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage. It can be served cold or hot. 960 1280

  

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

Another Christmas-related food is candy canes. The striped, hard candy is usually peppermint-flavored but it does come in other varieties. Candy canes are often used as decorations for Christmas trees. Nothing better than an ornament that doubles as a yummy treat. 960 1280
New York City

New York City

At sidewalk tables, rooftop decks and charming backyard gardens, New Yorkers take advantage of see-and-be-seen outdoor dining hot spots in trendy neighborhoods such as Brooklyn, the Lower East Side and the West Village. Or they enjoy casual meals with Hudson River views at the Upper West Side's Boat Basin Cafe. 960 1280

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Even though San Fran can be chilly in summer, locals armed with lightweight jackets and scarves fill restaurant patios and decks. Head to the colorful Castro District or the funky Mission District. If you prefer bay views, the pier-side restaurants at Embarcadero won't disappoint. 960 1280

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Montreal

Montreal

Outdoor charm is in abundance at many of Montreal's cozy neighborhood eateries. City blocks in Old Montreal and Outremont morph into outdoor block parties as strings of cafes and restaurants pop up on sidewalks and street corners and servers bustle about carrying trays full of poutine and glasses of wine. 960 1280

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Sydney

Sydney

When a city is home to one of the world's most iconic waterfronts — complete with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge — it's no wonder that outdoor waterfront dining is all the rage. Enjoy a cold beer with local Aussies at one of the restaurants lining Sydney Harbour's wharfs, or, better yet, head to oceanfront neighborhoods such as Bondi and Manly Beach. 960 1280

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires exudes a sort of decaying elegance that makes the so-called Paris of South America a wildly romantic spot for outdoor dining. Join the crowds of porteños that fill cafes and bars lining the Plaza Serrano and Plaza Armenia in the uber-hip Palermo neighborhood. For a more upscale treat, head to the restaurants along the shady, tree-lined streets of Recoleta. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

Hemingway and his expat cronies knew what they were doing when they flocked to Paris' countless cafes to sip strong coffee and even stronger cocktails. Whether you cozy up to tables at the iconic Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore or wander the side streets of the Marais and the sprawling Boulevard St.-Germain, the perfect outdoor bistro lies within easy reach. 960 1280

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Rome

Rome

Though you'll be bumping elbows with tourists aplenty, the restaurants lining Rome's piazzas offer some of the city's most scenic dining. Order an apertivo while sitting at a table that overlooks Bernini sculptures in Piazza Navona, the flower market in Campo de' Fiori, or the Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda.  960 1280

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Madrid

Madrid

You'd be remiss not to order a slew of tasty tapas at one of Madrid's popular outdoor eateries and bars. You'll feel as if you’re a part of Spanish tradition while dining at a table overlooking Plaza de Santa Ana or Plaza Mayor, 2 of the city's must-see attractions. 960 1280

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Chicago

Chicago

Don't be put off by the Windy City's moniker; in summer, there's hardly a better city for outdoor dining. Whether you're in Lakeview, Lincoln Park or River North and beyond, Chicago's beer gardens, patios and rooftop restaurants and bars are ideal places for enjoying brunch or dinner with city views throughout the summer. 960 1280

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is a foodie's dream. Delicious, exotic local cuisine lurks throughout the city's many nooks and crannies, but it is most easily (and cheaply) enjoyed at Singapore's famous food streets, such as Smith Street, and sprawling hawker centers (open-air food courts), such as Lau Pa Sat. 960 1280

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What do the following holidays have in common ' Valentine's Day, Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas and Easter? Chocolate.Whatever holiday your family celebrates, we can all agree: Chocolate is the ultimate dessert. 960 1280

  

Warm and gooey chocolaty goodness straight out of the oven. Yum! 960 1280

  

During the cold winter months, there is nothing better than a piping cup of hot chocolate. 960 1280

  

Cupcakes were all the craze in 2010. Whether pie knocks it off the block in 2011 or not, chocolate cupcakes are still all the rage. 960 1280

  

One of our favorites ' chocolate-covered strawberries. 960 1280

  

Sometimes vanilla and strawberry just don't cut it. A scoop or two of chocolate ice cream hits the spot every time. 960 1280

  

A common Valentine's Day gift ' the box of assorted chocolates. But we think these tiny delights should be shared year-round. 960 1280

  

What's not to love about a chocolate massage! Would you believe that chocolate has been known to relax blood vessels, creating better blood flow within your body? 960 1280

  

A light and airy dessert that melts in your mouth ' chocolate mousse topped with raspberries. 960 1280

  

Maybe the only other dessert to rival the chocolate cupcake ' a chocolate soufflé. Nothing beats the warm, moist middle. Nothing! 960 1280

  

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