🇩🇪🍞 Foods of the World: Pretzels

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Hope you’re hungry! Today’s savory [or sweet] cultural treat comes all the way from central Europe… the oddly-shaped bread affectionately known as the pretzel! A pretzel 碱水圈 jiǎn shuǐ quān is a type of baked bread product made from dough most commonly twisted into a big knot. Pretzels originated in Europe, possibly among monks in the Early Middle Ages. The traditional pretzel shape is […]

Pop Tarts: Foods of the World, USA 用烤面包机烤水果馅饼

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What’s rectangular in shape, delicious to eat both cold and warm, and has fruit in it so it’s healthy? Pop-Tarts, of course! Pop-Tarts are a brand of pre-baked, convenience food toaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced way back in 1964. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of rectangular, thin pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Grilled Cheese Sandwich 烤芝士三明治有妈妈的味道

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Take a moment and stare at this picture… take a few moments if you’d like. Isn’t it beautiful? Both cheese-lovers and non-cheese-lovers can agree: this amazingly simple sandwich is not like the rest. It’s special. The freshly baked bread, the freshly churned butter, and of course, the freshly sliced cheese. That’s literally all you need […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Grilled Cheese Sandwich 烤芝士三明治有妈妈的味道

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Take a moment and stare at this picture… take a few moments if you’d like. Isn’t it beautiful? Both cheese-lovers and non-cheese-lovers can agree: this amazingly simple sandwich is not like the rest. It’s special. The freshly baked bread, the freshly churned butter, and of course, the freshly sliced cheese. That’s literally all you need […]

【感恩节】Tianjin’s Thanksgiving Day Feasts 全天津的感恩节盛宴

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! As you know, the traditional Thanksgiving Day 感恩节 (gǎn ēn jiē) holiday from the USA is coming up on this Thursday, November 24. If you haven’t bought your turkey on Taobao or reserved one from your local import store, you still have hope! Your last option, besides having awesome friends hosting their own […]

【火鸡🔥🐓】Where To Buy Turkey In China 如何在中国买火鸡

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It’s mid-November and we know what that means – Thanksgiving Day is coming quickly… do you have all your food ordered? Will you make it yourself or buy it somewhere and get it delivered? In China, we only have a few options when it comes to cooking turkeys 火鸡 huǒ jī for our favorite holidays. As […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Corn Dogs 让你唇齿留香的玉米热狗

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What’s a corn dog, you might ask? After shedding a quick tear that you’ve never tried one before, any happy USA-ian would gladly tell you… it’s a sausage, usually a ‘normal’ hot dog, wrapped in deep fried corn meal batter. And it’s amazing! Let’s take a closer look at this warm, homesickness-quenching treat. Newly arrived German sausage-makers […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Tacos al Pastor 墨西哥菠萝猪肉塔可🌮

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Al pastor, also known as tacos al pastor (literally meaning “tacos in the style of the shepherd”), is a dish developed in Central Mexico, likely as a result of the adoption of the shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by the Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. Being derived from shawarma, it is also similar to the Turkish döner kebab and the Greek gyros. You know shawarmas, kebabs, and gyros, right? […]