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Food spotlight: Basque in one of the world’s most fascinating cultures

  The Basque people, who live in a semi-autonomous region of northern Spain as well as in southwestern France, are believed to be the direct descendants of farmers who settled in the area some 35,000 years ago, making them perhaps the oldest ethnic community in Europe. Their language, called Euskara, is unrelated to any other […]

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Health spotlight: How to (ch)eat smart for the Holidays

  Let’s face it. The Holidays are approaching faster than you can say “Egg nog, gingerbread and sweet potato pie” and, whether you intend to or not, you’re going to probably end up eating more than you’d like. That’s okay. We’re only human. The trick is to be prepared, make a few compromises and enjoy. […]

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Food spotlight: 5 sinfully delicious Sicilian dishes

  Along with pizza, pasta is probably the dish we consider the most Italian. However, truth be told, Italians were first introduced to this now ubiquitous wheat flour noodle by way of Sicily. (And there’s still a debate raging as to whether the Sicilians adopted it from China, via Marco Polo, or from the Arabs […]

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Pet spotlight: Putting Fido and Felix on a diet

  People aren’t the only ones fighting a battle of the bulge. It turns out, in many homes, our pets are overweight or obese too. In fact, a recent study suggested that being too heavy cut up to 10 months off a dogs life particularly for breeds like Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels and Beagles with […]

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