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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Cinnamon and lots of icing make these sticky cinnamon buns a treat morning, noon or night. 960 1280


The original buns -- freshly-baked hot cross buns served hot with raisins baked inside. 960 1280


Moving away from sticky and into the classics stuck between buns, we first start with Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe. First opened in 1922 in Naugatuck, CT, by 3 Italian brothers, Nardelli's serves authentic Italian meat sandwiches. 960 1280


One more classic from Nardelli's -- a meatball sub. Mmm. 960 1280


The Vortex in Atlanta, GA, opened its doors in 1992. Each burger is a work of art. One specialty burger, called the Elvis Burger, is served with peanut butter, bacon and banana. 960 1280


The Super Fat Daddy sandwich at Munchie's in Sarasota, FL, is loaded with 6 cheeseburgers, french fries, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, a pound of Philly steak, mushrooms, peppers and several slices of cheese. Not your average sandwich, but we'll take the goodies stuck in the middle anyway. 960 1280


Juicy cuts of pastrami meat for the best sandwiches can't be purchased just anywhere. Next time you're in New York City, stop on over at Katz's Delicatessen and 2nd Ave Deli for some of the best. 960 1280


New Englanders are proud of their lobster rolls and 2 restaurants in Kennebunkport, ME, claim to be the best -- The Clam Shack and Alisson's Restaurant. Next time you're in Maine, taste them both and see for yourself. 960 1280


Open 24 hours a day, the 75-year-old Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh, PA, serves 20 different sandwiches. All their sandwiches are prepared on Italian bread with their special addition -- french fries. 960 1280


Do you know who created the first Coney Island hot dog? Perhaps the winner of this war will never be determined, but the hot dogs at American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI, are delicious. 960 1280


In St. Louis, MO, the Iron Barley's Monte Cristo hot dog is served with 2 filleted Chicago-red hot dogs grilled with strawberry jam and melted cheese. 960 1280


GCS Ballpark in Sauget, IL, has a burger that surpasses all the others and is dubbed Baseball's Best Burger. A burger topped with bacon and cheddar cheese, served between 2 Krispy Kreme doughnut halves -- What's not to love? 960 1280


John Ascuaga's Nugget and The (Little) Nugget in Reno, NV, both claim to have the best Awful, Awful Burger. You be the judge. 960 1280


We think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he visited Chicago's Silver Palm restaurant and devoured a sandwich called 3 Little Pigs, topped with smoked ham, breaded pork cutlet, 2 strips of bacon and 2 fried eggs -- "A work of genius, in an evil way." 960 1280


The Cherry Cricket in Denver, CO, gives its customers the choice of 21 different delicious patties. If their selection doesn't suit you, simply build your own, like this triple-decker cheeseburger. Delicious! 960 1280


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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


Invest in Foreign Markets

Invest in Foreign Markets

Research ahead of time if there’s going to be a farmers’ market near you. Use the website Local Harvest to find farmers' markets throughout the U.S. When traveling abroad, markets are the perfect way to really get to know an area, be it your own city or one in another country. It’s a great way to practice language skills and learn about local culture, meet people, find out about good restaurants and learn about what else is going on during your stay. There’s plenty available to snack on even if you’re not planning to cook during your visit. If you’d like to bring any produce home from other countries, check the federal customs regulations first.  960 1280


Cart Smart

Cart Smart

Farmers markets can get crowded, and cumbersome wagons can become more of a burden than a help. Markets are often set up on dirt or gravel lots, which can be difficult with smaller wheels, too. Consider collapsible rolling carts or caddies with larger wheels that have a more manageable profile. Backpacks are also handy when traveling. 960 1280

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Cash is King

Cash is King

More and more vendors can accept credit cards via smart phone apps, but these frequently still have connection issues, and many vendors choose not to mess with credit cards at all. Small bills will always be greatly appreciated.     960 1280


Talk to People

Talk to People

This simple outing can teach you so much about different cultures. Ask questions at every booth. Get to know fellow shoppers and learn what their favorite recipes are, what foods they eat the most, and what booths or vendors you can't miss at the market.  960 1280


Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

There’s often precious little shade at farmers markets, especially as the day wears on, so make sure to prepare with hats, sunscreen and water for everyone in your party. Comfortable shoes will be appreciated, too.     960 1280


Paws Before Taking Fido

Paws Before Taking Fido

Farmer’s markets can be a great time to spend walking together with your best furry friend. But many markets have asked that dogs stay home, if not out-right banned canines. Check if the market is dog-friendly before going. Some markets may even have a dog park or area set up that has water and shade. If not, make sure to bring water for your dog, and consider the temperature before leaving your dog in a vehicle while you shop.     960 1280

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Keep It Cool

Keep It Cool

Bring reusable ice packs to keep your purchases cool as you peruse under the summer sun. You can also keep a cooler in your vehicle for storing purchases, if it’s convenient, so you don’t have to carry them around. Insulated lunch boxes can be carried in backpacks, bicycle panniers and other bags for ease. Often, you may want to go out to breakfast or lunch after the market, and a cooler with ice packs will keep your purchases fresh while you enjoy the rest of your day. 960 1280


Shop Talk

Shop Talk

When vendors aren’t busy ask about their farms and if they supply local restaurants, if they are online and if they invite the public to visit their farms and buy direct. Establishing a relationship with local food producers helps you get the best produce and creates closer ties with the local growers’ community.  960 1280

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Good Things to Come

Good Things to Come

If you're staying in a country for a semester or longer period of time, ask vendors what produce they’ll have later in the season, and start researching recipes. They may also recommend other vendors' produce and share recipes. Ask what they do during the winter months for fresh, local food. 960 1280


Get Involved

Get Involved

Consider volunteering at the local farmers’ market on your next trip. It's a great way to meet people. From setting up booths to engaging with social media, there are plenty of areas in which to help out. Booking live music, answering SNAP and EBT questions, setting up chairs, greeting visitors and answering general questions are all areas where volunteers are needed. Find the market’s information booth (staffed by volunteers) and ask about how to help.


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