Sugary Soda - © mejorconsalud.com

I just read a post on one of my food news feeds musing on what to call Carbonated Beverages. I had known, prior to that, that not all people in all places call them ‘Pop’ or ‘Soft Drinks’, like I and any other civilized person would. But I didn’t know there was such diverse thought on the issue…

Tomatoes in a Pot - © balconygardenweb.com

‘La dolce vita’ is an Italian phrase often used by non-Italians to describe the lazy, hazy days of summer. But it literally means ‘the sweet life’ – and that’s a great way to characterize many lazy, hazy Italian summer foods which often spotlight a single ingredient and involve absolute minimum preparation…

Drinking Bottled Water - Detail - © futuristech.info

Yesterday, I briefly mentioned the fact that the British brought home the tradition of Tea drinking from Asia not because they liked the flavour, but because it became a habit, originally designed to help them feel cooler living in the tropics. But there’s more to it than that…

Hand-picking Blueberries - Detail - © batonrougemoms.com

There’s a tradition in the U.S. that New England’s indigenous people welcomed the first European settlers with their traditional foods – which were all new to the newcomers and without which the folks on the Mayflower might have starved before they could establish a permanent colony…