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A Brief History On December 31st, raising up your glasses for a toast happens with a sparkling glass of chilled Champagne. A party is incomplete with the arrival of a colourful and refreshing glass of cocktail containing rum, gin, vodka or a sinful brand of whiskey. Wine beckons a romantic dine out but a beer – always holds a special place for the boys’ big game night. Who makes these rules and why follow everything? The years’ is not too far away, and so are the party preparations. Getting the best wine, stocking up those rum and champagne bottles and…

A Brief History Today, there are few pleasures in life that are as timeless as they are delightful –– not to mention legal –– and food is one of those. Sure, we eat to survive, but it is so much more than that. Once you start to savor and enjoy your meals, you’ll get to view food in a whole new light and come to appreciate it much more, but this article is not about food in general, but rather meat –– or smoked meat to be accurate. You might be immediately put off because you think it will take…

A Brief History On November 17, 2019, we celebrate another one of those made up holidays (actually, ALL holidays are made up holidays), National Homemade Bread Day.  Obviously, the fact that we have to have a day to celebrate homemade bread means Americans have gotten away from baking bread at home and almost exclusively buy bread from stores and bakeries.  The subject of bread brings up certain questions, which we will try to answer! Digging Deeper What Was the Greatest Thing Before Sliced Bread? A topic so important, we have previously addressed this question in its own article.  A partial…

A Brief History In approximately the 11th century A.D., an Ethiopian goatherd realized that coffee beans could serve as a pick-me-up. From that simple beginning in the foothills of Abyssinia, coffee has become a favored drink for people around the world and a significant part of the world’s economy. Coffee offers a variety of delicious tastes, fragrant aromas and the ability to simulate coffee aficionados in the same way that a Springbok casino bonus invigorates casino gamers. Digging Deeper How Was Coffee Discovered Legend says that, approximately 1000 years ago, an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi was watching his goats one…

A Brief History On October 23, 2019, our nation (the United States) celebrates another National Boston Cream Pie Day.  The delicious concoction with its own “holiday” is just one of several eating or drinking items named for the city of Boston, Massachusetts, and we use this opportunity to explore some of the things Boston is famous for.  What other things can you think of that are either named for Bean Town or famously associated with Boston?  (Yeah, we know, they talk funny there…) (Honorable mention: The rock group, Boston, and the dog breed, Boston Terrier.) Digging Deeper 1. Boston Cream…

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