Coffee Culture Around the World

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

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A popular American dish, the grilled cheese can be made with any cheese, but the most common choice is cheddar, featured here with a yummy tomato soup. 960 1280

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Another delicious use of everyone's favorite cheese: meatballs stuffed with cheddar! Yum. 960 1280

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Gouda cheese made with herbs and spices is sliced for tasting at the Jacobs family dairy in Kfar Haroeh in central Israel. 960 1280

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A yummy brie is spread out on a cutting board with crackers. 960 1280

  

Cheese can be paired with just about anything. You know that saying, 'Everything's better with cheese'? Well, it's true! Check out KFC's 'Double Down' sandwich, consisting of bacon, cheese and a special sauce between 2 slabs of their original- recipe fried chicken. 960 1280

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Who doesn't love warm French bread covered in hot cheesy goodness? 960 1280

  

Whether you like it thin and crispy or deep and delicious, a mozzarella pizza is hard to beat. 960 1280

  

Chili cheese fries are popular at baseball games, along with roasted peanuts, of course. 960 1280

  

Spicy or mild, Mexican enchiladas aren't complete until you add the melted Monterey Jack cheese. 960 1280

  

Blue cheese makes great dipping sauces as well as tangy toppings for salads and hamburgers. 960 1280

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Provolone cheese is featured frequently on deli sandwiches. 960 1280

  

For a quick treat, try rolling salami and Swiss cheese together. 960 1280

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Parmesan cheese is one of the most popular. Try it on Italian dishes like chicken parmesan, spaghetti and lasagna. 960 1280

  

Pecorino is a hard Italian cheese, similar to parmesan, but with a little more bite. 960 1280

  

Since 1963, the All-American Drive-In in Massapequa, NY, has offered a simple, gimmicks-free burger. 960 1280

  

For you egg lovers, how about a fried egg burger with spinach, onions, and tomatoes on a focaccia bun with a side of onion rings. 960 1280

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Half Moon in Kennett Square, PA, takes their burgers to a whole new level. Visitors can choose from buffalo, wild boar, kangaroo, antelope and other wild game meats. 960 1280

  

Shake things up a bit. Try a lamb burger with yogurt mint feta sauce on pita bread. 960 1280

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Louis Lunch in New Haven, CT, has served juicy burgers stuck between 2 pieces of toasted bread since 1895. But don't ask for ketchup with these patties. Ketchup is not allowed! 960 1280

  

A classic crispy bacon cheeseburger with a side of french fries. 960 1280

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Simple, no fuss, barbecue cheeseburgers. A great selection to add to any backyard BBQ with a side of lemonade and hot dogs. 960 1280

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Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, CA, serves up their popular "Double Deck" burger with their special house salsa. 960 1280

  

A hamburger with blue cheese, fried onions, sweet potato french fries and a pickle on the side. 960 1280

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How about something new? A mini burger with crispy onions and grainy mustard. 960 1280

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For a quick satisfaction, pop a few of these delicious bacon cheeseburgers. 960 1280

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Old Homestead Steakhouse in Chelsea, NY, established in 1868, serves up a high-class Kobe beef burger for a whopping $41 for a 20-oz. burger. But this isn't your average cattle. Kobe cattle is bred in Japan and the meat is then shipped to the states. 960 1280

  

World Famous Ted's Restaurant in Meriden, CT, offers a unique burger experience to its patrons -- steamed burgers! Ted's burgers are steamed in a steel burger sauna alongside a special cheese that's steamed and poured over the burgers. Yum. 960 1280

  

For a healthy meal, how about a salmon burger with spinach and mayo on ciabatta bread. 960 1280

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Another healthy selection ... a ground turkey burger with spinach, salsa and a side salad. 960 1280

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Kuma's Corner Burger

Kuma's Corner Burger

Welcome to Kuma’s Corner in Chicago! Die-hard metal head Mike Cain realized his rock-and-roll fantasy in 2005, opening a burger joint where the wait staff is covered in tats, top shelf whiskey is on tap and the kitchen crew cranks out burgers more hardcore than Axl Rose. 960 1280

  

Shooting Star's Star Burger

Shooting Star's Star Burger

The menu at Shooting Star, in Huntsville, UT, serves up tasty burgers. We suggest you try the Star Burger, which comes in a basket with potato chips. The double-patty burger is loaded with knackwurst and loaded on the top. 960 1280

  

Johnny Burger at My Brother's Bar

Johnny Burger at My Brother's Bar

Head to My Brother’s Bar in Denver to try the Johnny Burger, loaded with Swiss cheese, cream cheese, American cheese and grilled onions. 960 1280

  

Quadruple Bypass Procedure at Heart Attack Grill

Quadruple Bypass Procedure at Heart Attack Grill

The Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed the Quadruple Bypass Procedure the world’s most caloric burger. Where else would you pick up the oversized burger than at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Hickory Burger at The Apple Pan

Hickory Burger at The Apple Pan

The Hickory Burger has been around for over 65 years and is still a favorite at The Apple Pan, located in LA. 960 1280

  

Cheese and Jalapeno Burger at My Brother's Bar

Cheese and Jalapeno Burger at My Brother's Bar

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New York City's Grimaldi's Pizzeria uses fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, a secret recipe sauce and hand-tossed dough make-up their award-winning pizza. Over 75 years ago all pizzerias cooked with coal because it gave the pizza a unique, smoky flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection or wood ovens. Grimadli's is proud to use a coal-fired brick oven to this day. 960 1280

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The cooks at Grimaldi's are busy preparing hundreds of pizzas per day to their customers. 960 1280

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One last look at Grimaldi's hot and cheesy pizza. Mmm. 960 1280

  

An assortment of 3 delicious New York-style pizzas. 960 1280

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New Yorkers Antonio Pero (left) and Gennaro Lombardi in front of the original Lombardi's in 1905. Pero worked and trained with Lombardi and then opened his own place on Coney Island called Totonno's. 960 1280

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Lombardi's pizza is made in a brick oven. According to Lombardi's and alleged documented history on the pizzeria, Lombardi's was the first American pizzeria. Pizza didn't gain its popularity until after World War II, but Lombardi's began selling pizza in New York City in 1905. 960 1280

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Lou got his start at Pizzeria UNO and is credited with creating the recipe for the first deep-dish pizza. But in 1971 he created a new recipe and ventured out on his own when he and his wife, Jean, opened the first Lou Malnati's in Lincolnwood, a suburb of Chicago. 960 1280

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The secret recipe for the flaky, buttery crust is unmatched in flavor and taste. The tomato sauce is so crucial to the making of a great Lou Malnati's pizza that each year a team from Malnati's visits California and meets personally with the tomato growers. The finest vine ripened plum tomatoes are then blended and canned exclusively for Lou Malnati's use. 960 1280

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Lou Malnati's has grown to 32 locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Malnati's also ships their famous deep-dish pizza nationwide through their website at www.tastesofchicago.com. 960 1280

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Chicago's Giordanos is the original home of the 4 1/2 pound stuffed pizza pie. Unlike traditional pizza, Giordanos mozzarella cheese is baked in as the first layer and tomato sauce is the topping. 960 1280

  

A delicious and cheesy stuffed pizza with sausage and cheese at Nancy's Pizza in Chicago. 960 1280

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This tomato and cheese pizza pie belongs to Chicago's Gino's East pizza, which opened in 1966. 960 1280

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Gino's East current location on Superior Street in Chicago. 960 1280

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Gino's East is also known for their graffiti covered walls, decorated by their loyal patrons. 960 1280

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Another delicious selection of deep-dish pizza in Chicago is with Pizzeria Uno. 960 1280

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In 1943, when Ike Sewell opened a restaurant at the corner of Ohio Street and Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Americans ate pizza primarily as a snack. Ike figured that if you combined some of Italy's old, authentic recipes with impressive quantities of the finest meats, fresh cheeses, ripe vegetables and flavorful spices, pizza would become a hearty meal. 960 1280

Pizzeria Uno