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The Dumb in Dum Dum
I recently visited Cracker Barrel – a regular event for me, as the food chain has the broadest assortment of old time candy anywhere. Their offerings are a window into what’s next: they’re the first to get new old-time candies; they know what sells and doesn’t, creating a road map for other candy-seller’s decisions; and Read More
An Evening With Virginia Willis
Recently, I attended an event in DC featuring the food of Virginia Willis, a Southern chef and food writer whose newest book “Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) was just released. Note the words in the subtitle: “Global South.
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Water Donations
Thanks to these and other water bottlers for making  our Water Tasting a splash! Purely Sedona Tourmaline Spring Crazy Water
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True Treats Water Tasting!
True Treats Candy Hosts Free Historic Water Tasting  From Sparkling to Spring the Waters are Unique Includes Candy and Soda Samples – Event Followed by an Old Time Movie     On April 21st a surprising culinary treat was available to all at True Treats Historic Candy’s theater: an historic water tasting. Yes – water.
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What’s in your water?
  As the warm weather draws near, Americans are putting on their hiking boots, cleaning off their bicycles, and readying their water bottles for their seasonal spike in thirst. But which water to drink?
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Bottled or Tap? What’s the choice?
Today, most Americans are concerned about the quality of the water they drink. This concern is relatively new to North America: for thousands of years, Native Americans lived by reliable fresh water sources.
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Valentine’s Day – Sweet and Ancient
Valentine’s Day sweets are older and more remarkable than taste reveals, some originating thousands of years ago, and were associated with the less romantic notions of fertility and sex. One example is the quintessential heart-shaped candy box.
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