【世界美食】Foods of the World: Banana Bread 从美国的香蕉面包

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~Introducing food culture from around the world~ Hungry? I know we are. We always are. Thankfully, we’re just in luck… the bananas we bought 4 days ago are super ripe and we can mash them up to make a delicious sweet bread dessert! Banana bread 香蕉面包 xiāng jiāo miàn bāo is a quick and easy after-meal treat from […]

🇺🇸 Presidents Day in the USA (with Free PDF Lesson Plan)

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Presidents Day 总统日 zǒng tǒng rì is a US federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” 华盛顿生日 huá shèng dùn shēng rì by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the […]

🎶 Music History: Fleetwood Mac 《Rumours》 Turns 40

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Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone knows about Fleetwod Mac 佛利伍麦克 fó lì wǔ mài kè. And although this British-American rock band is currently known as “classic,” they were anything but that in the late 60s and 70s. They were front page headlines. Mostly for their various inter-bandmate romances and use of illegal substances. They’ve […]

⛅️ Today is Groundhog Day in the USA 在美国,今天是“土拨鼠”的节日

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Today is a very traditional and somewhat quirky 古怪 (gǔ guài) holiday in the United States, not for any religion or political figure, but for the weather! Yes, you read that right. And the weathermen 气象学者 (qì xiàng xué zhě) rejoiced! Every year on the 2nd of February, a large group of locals in Punxsutawney (ˌpʌŋksəˈtɔːni), […]

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: 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 […]

【棒球⚾️】How to Stream Game 7 of the World Series in China

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World Series finale time! USA sports culture history will be made tomorrow – Will you watch it? The Chicago Cubs 芝加哥小熊队 (zhī jiā gē xiǎo xióng duì) and the Cleveland Indians 克利夫兰印第安人队 (kè lì fū lán yìn dì ān rén duì) are tied 3-3 in the 2016 World Series, forcing a tie-breaking winner-take-all Game 7, and creating […]