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Why Diner Culture Is Hotter Than Ever

Why Diner Culture Is Hotter Than Ever

According to the BBC, the diner is “the ultimate symbol of America.” With its up-all-night waffles and cherry pie, America’s diet seemed to fit the self-conscious, art-deco restaurant with the chrome trim perfectly. The peak of this iconic locale was that mainstay decade of mom-and-pop glory—the 1950s—when everyone from kids to teens to adults seemed to live on burgers, fries and shakes.
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Trend Alert—Brewchata

Trend Alert—Brewchata

Perhaps the most delicious beverage south of the border is a complicated concoction called horchata (alternately spelled orxata). Morro horchata—the variation of the drink most commonly consumed in the U.S., is made with water, rice “milk,” vanilla, almonds, cinnamon and sugar—and is the latest and greatest ingredient to enhance cold brew coffee. The powerful new coffee drink with a Mexican twist has a portmanteau name—Brewchata.
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World History of Coffee

World History of Coffee

Coffee was discovered and first harvested in Ethiopia sometime during the eleventh century. It was soon established as an important trading commodity and quickly spread across the Arabian Peninsula, eventually arriving in Yemen, whose geography offered the ideal climate and soil conditions for the cultivation of bountiful coffee harvests, in the fourteenth century. For its first hundred years it remained within an initial trade circuit of the general region of the Red Sea, but by the sixteenth century it had reached the Islamic nations—reports say it landed in Mecca in 1511—and once there, spread even more rapidly.
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