Licorice is a member of the legume family and although similar in taste, not related to anise.The licorice plant is a perennial herbaceous plant native to southern Europe and parts of Asia and India and has been used in candies and sweeteners for centuries. Countries that currently...
It is cold outside. It is cold inside. It's just no fun being cold and cooped up in your home. Isn't it much better to go out to a place that has loads of heating and a warm atmosphere? It's great to get out a bit and...
Around the 15th century waffles began to evolve. Basically a batter was laced between two iron grids, some quite elaborate in design, and eaten as a sweet as well as used in religious ceremonies. The batter was often flavored with flower water and honey, cooked and served...
Originally, what was called a soda fountain was a device that dispensed carbonated soft drinks and fizzy water, but as time went on, it was used as a general term for an ice cream shop and lunch counter, what we know as soda fountains. These began to...
For the modern Greeks, the lotus fruit is the Japanese persimmon, which looks a lot like a large, smooth, hairless peach. I've seen it growing in gardens in the province of Lakonia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Personally, I'm not a fan of this particular lotus fruit, it's...
Not everyone likes blue-veined cheese, probably because it has a strong flavour. Personally I love it, although my favourite is a creamy Dolcelatte made in Italy. I've noticed that the Italians keep the best of their dairy produce for themselves. So you haven't tasted the best Italian...
Drinking coffee is good for your skin, but it is even better for it if you use it externally. These days you can find many skin products containing coffee. Check out the list of ingredients on tubes and packaging before buying such items. You...

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