Hot Chocolate Epiphanies
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Hot Chocolate Epiphanies

by Melissa Clark While growing up, I never much liked chocolate. My birthday cakes were always made from strawberry-pink ice cream, and my candy preferences tended toward caramels, candy corns, and sugared nuts. Aside from the occasional bite sized bar of Hershey’s special dark, or a marshmallow-topped cup of Nestle’s Quik, chocolate was just not […]

Cuisinenet Contributors
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Julie Besonen Julie Besonen has written about food and entertainment for Paper Magazine, Playboy and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. Keith Besonen Keith Besonen is a home brewer and a home barbequer. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Irena Chalmers Irena Chalmers’ witty and well-informed commentary on American food trends has established […]

Breakfast Cereal
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Breakfast Cereal Beginnings

Today, many of the products that line the breakfast cereal aisle contain artificial colors and flavors, processed flours, and sugar, all pressed into novel shapes and promoted by cartoon characters. But this wasn’t the way it started out. The breakfast cereal industry came into being as a result of late 19th century America’s fascination with, […]