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Behold, The Chocolate Bunny

The first and most notorious chocolate bunny was a five-foot tall display in a department store window in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1890. It was manufactured by the Luden Candy Company, per instructions from shopkeeper Robert L. 491 more words

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Why Ham For Easter?

It has been said that the reason ham has become the traditional fare for Easter in America is merely the result of a typo from an old printing press in 15th-century France. 323 more words

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April Freedom & BLTs

April, you will be pleased to know, is National BLT Sandwich Month! Now that makes up for mud season as fast as it takes to scream “BLT” with delight. 476 more words

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March Bites

Celery, noodles and peanuts. Flour, frozen food, sauce and caffeine. It almost sounds like it is time to replenish to food supply in the fridge, otherwise even that usually weird and sudden midnight snack craving will not be satisfied by any stretch of the imagination. 563 more words

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Oyster Crackers, in a Nutshell

Oyster Crackers are synonymous with New England and Seafood Chowder. No one disputes this. What has been in dispute is the origin of the iconic bite-size cracker. 488 more words

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A Few Colorful Food Laws

Margarine arrived on American tables in the 1870’s. Natural butter had been a well-established tradition for centuries; and it was a chief ingredient in the economic success of farmers. 706 more words

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February Food Fare

What happens to daily food holidays on a month that fluctuates between 28 and 29 days? Since there’s no room for the 29th this year, Surf & Turf is left out. 487 more words

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