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Italian Vegetable Soup with Orzo and Pesto

It may be gray and cold outside, but this soup can add color and warmth to the season. It features mini pasta and a medley of vegetables all enhanced by pesto. It’s satisfying and healthy.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Market Plate

St. Patrick’s Day in rural Ireland is steeped in traditions centered on farm and family. County Cork dairy farmer John O’Sullivan describes a typical observance.

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Mexican Food Made Authentic

From Sinaloa’s rugged, majestic mountains and pine forests to Veracruz’s green coasts and tropical jungles, Mexico’s food varies widely-reflecting Caribbean, Spanish and Mayan influences.

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Caesar Shrimp and Pasta

Recipe for Caesar Shrimp and Pasta

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Salty, Sweet, Sour, Bitter and – Umami?

The four basic tastes – salty, sweet, sour and bitter – are familiar to us, but so is umami, the Japanese name for “the fifth taste” that doesn’t have a name in the West. Includes recipe for Mushroom, Green Pepper and Onion Omelet.

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Make the Dinner Table a Cultural Classroom

Experimenting with ethnic cuisines is a proven way to teach kids about new cultures, but don’t stop at the stove top. Parents can take the family one step closer to foreign lands by adding traditional ethnic touches like music, table settings and decorations to meals for real foreign flair.

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Updating An Italian Classic

Famous for its rich, robust dishes, Bolognese specialities like Ragu Bolognese, a meat sauce hearty enough to be a meal, come at too high a cost in fat and cholesterol for most of us these days. To be sensible, I have recast this centuries-old ragu so it remains intensely satisfying but suits more contemporary tastes and health concerns.

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Luck Around the World: Global Good Luck Traditions

With New Years upon us, here is a look at some of the good luck rituals from around the world. They are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity in the coming year.

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