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Ina Garten Makes an Easy ‘American Classic’ Summer Dessert With Store-Bought Shortcuts

Ina Garten has the perfect summer dessert for all ages — easy homemade ice cream sandwiches that take very little time to make. Garten uses some store-bought shortcuts for the tasty dessert and adds a special Barefoot Contessa touch to take them to the next level.

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Ina Garten’s homemade ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make

Garten shared the secret to her easy summertime dessert on an episode of Barefoot Contessa. “I love when you can take a few great ingredients from the store and

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Drinking Too Much Is an American Problem

Photograph by Chelsea Kyle; Prop Stylist: Amy Elise Wilson; Food Stylist: Sue Li

This article was published online on June 1, 2021.

Few things are more American than drinking heavily. But worrying about how heavily other Americans are drinking is one of them.

The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock because, the crew feared, the Pilgrims were going through the beer too quickly. The ship had been headed for the mouth of the Hudson River, until its sailors (who, like most Europeans of that time, preferred beer to water) panicked at the possibility of running out before they got home,

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The Great American Junk Food Show : NPR

Comedians Carmen Lynch (The Human Centipod) and Liz Miele (Why Cats Are ********) play a game inspired by The Great British Baking Show where hosts Jonathan Coulton and Ophira Eisenberg describe junk food as if it was being judged by a very disappointed Paul Hollywood.

Heard on Andrew Rannells: The Truth About Cats And Dogs

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Winemakers to pour $4 million into Smithsonian’s popular American Food History Project

“When I look at my list of what we’ve done over the last 25 years, I’m astonished at what we’ve accomplished,” says Paula Johnson, the team’s leader. She ticks off a list: 60 oral history interviews related to wine, plus an additional 64 on brewing history and 30 on food. The museum’s food history collection includes more than 2,000 items and 136 cubic feet of archives. They’ve sponsored winemaker dinners and food history weekends, plus “hundreds of programs and events that try to build on our collections and research to bring these stories of American food, wine and beer to

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