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April 26, 2018

Pretzels and Prohibition: The Tangled Fate of the “German Biscuit”

Some foods just go well with beer. Of all the bar treats linked to the rise and fall of the American saloon, none played so public a role as the pretzel. In honor of National Pretzel Day, here’s a look back at how the pretzel became a player in the drama that led to Prohibition.

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April 18, 2018

In Vino Veritas: The Tradition of Winemaking in the Italian American Home

Like all immigrants, Italians brought their traditional methods of food production with them to their new homes in America. From canning garden-grown vegetables and curing meats to home brewing wine and spirits (think limoncello), the first generation harvested and processed their food in the same manner they would in Italy.

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March 22, 2018

A Stamp on American Culture: Fred Rogers and Elvis Presley

Fred Rogers and Elvis Presley were part of the same generation, born only seven years apart (Fred Rogers in 1928 and Elvis Presley in 1935). They both began their careers in the mid-1950s. They are both now featured on a postage stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

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