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The Week in Food

Hot Dog History

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Crif Dogs' Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Avocado

Crif Dogs' Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Avocado - © Wendell T. Webber

The Week in Food looks at noteworthy food or food-related inventions, announcements and other "firsts" throughout history.

As one of the most American of foods, the plebeian hot dog is a summer entertaining staple, both for the President and First Lady and even for British royalty: On June 11, 1939, England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the current Queen Elizabeth’s mother) were served their first American hot dogs during a six-day visit to the United States.

The royal reaction. >>>

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Style Find

Ikat: Modern Designs for a Traditional Pattern

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Ikat Bowls

Courtesy of Worldmarket.com

Ikat is an ancient weaving technique used for centuries in South America and Southeast Asia to create rugs and textiles with a graphic tie-dye effect, and the distinctive look is now a trend in clothing and home accents. Designer Susan Connor prints the pattern on notebooks and pencil cases. >

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Chicken Dance

Give Broccoli a Chance

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Sesame Chicken

© Lucy Schaeffer / Sesame Chicken

Why does broccoli get cast as the bad guy? The green vegetable has arrived at the center of the America's debate about health care, the New York Times reports, with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asking whether, if the government can oblige citizens to purchase health care, it might also require them to buy broccoli. The implication is that broccoli doesn't taste good—but that's easily disproven by Sesame-Coated Chicken with Broccoli. The F&W Test Kitchen's superfast recipe puts perfectly crisp-tender broccoli next to crunchy chicken in a spicy ginger-garlic sauce.

Related: More Tasty Broccoli Recipes
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Drink This Now

Best Canned Beer for Summer

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Craft Canned Beers

 

Considered for years to be a déclassé mark of mass production, canned beer is gaining popularity with many craft brewers. Especially handy for summer, cans are not only easier to pack, stack and transport, but they also preserve beer better than bottles. Oskar Blues' Dale Katechis and Sixpoint's Shane Welch swear by canned beers >

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Chicken Dance

Vending Machine Pizza to Hit U.S.

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Chicken Pizza

© Dana Gallagher / Chicken Pizza

Today's trendy pizzas come in two varieties: There are the hyperauthentic, Neopolitan-style pizzas that have become an obsession for some chefs, and then there are pizzas with mini-cheeseburgers for crusts. Somewhere in the middle are from-scratch pizzas that come from a vending machine called Let's Pizza, which will soon appear in America. According to the CEO of the company that distributes it, the machine turns flour, water, organic tomato sauce and various toppings into a complete pizza in just 2.5 minutes (thanks to an infrared oven). Fast pizza doesn't have to come from machine, though. This Roasted Chicken and Leek Pizza—which uses juicy, store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time—takes only ten minutes to cook on a pre-heated pizza stone in the oven.

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