Latin American Easter Traditions: A Foodie’s Guide

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Easter is a major celebration the world over, but perhaps none celebrate it more heartily in the kitchen than Latin America. While most Latin Americans attend church on Good Friday, many opt for a more festive (and loud!) celebration, gathering in unison together to sing, dance, and even set off firecrackers. Of course, Easter festivities […]

Halal Delicacies for Ramadan: Preparing for Iftar and Suhoor

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Ramadan is an extremely important time in the Islamic faith. Though it’s widely known as a time of fasting, this actually requires greater dietary considerations to prepare and break each daily fast. In fact, the entire holy month of Ramadan invites deeper introspection into one’s relationship with food as a vehicle for life. The Significance […]

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart: International Recipes for American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month. During this month, the American Heart Association conducts screenings to assess heart health and educational programs to help individuals lead healthy lifestyles. Beyond AMH’s efforts, you can support your own heart health by eating a healthy diet throughout the month. If you’re ready for a heart-healthy challenge, International Fresh Market […]

Exploring African Cuisine: Honoring Black History Month Through Food

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Every February, folks all over the United States observe Black History Month. During this time, the community commemorates notable Black Americans like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and others who helped shape the nation to become what it is today.  While there are many ways to recognize Black History Month, the month is best honored […]

Winter Comfort Foods from Around the World

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Winter’s freezing temperatures bring the desire for easy-to-prepare dishes that help us stay warm and cozy. This winter, don’t sell yourself short on your innate cooking expertise! Instead, explore dishes from cultures around the world you bring a sense of excitement to your table. The experts at our ethnic grocery store have narrowed down to […]

Meet Your Meat: Understanding Different Beef Cuts and Their Uses

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There’s nothing quite so good as a deliciously cooked cut of meat. Steak, roast, stir fry, and stew; there are so many ways to enjoy freshly cut beef. But what do the cuts of meat mean? No doubt, you’ve heard of sirloin, ribeye, porterhouse, and brisket, but most people have no idea what the real […]