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Mustache Cups
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Mustache Cups

They helped Victorian men drink tea while protecting their precious facial hair.
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Palm Springs Date Shakes
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Palm Springs Date Shakes

The prosperous Southern California date industry produces delicious milkshakes.
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K’alapurka
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K’alapurka

In the city of Potosí, a steamy soup bubbles from the heat of volcanic rocks.
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Rollinia
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Rollinia

Brazil's spiky yellow fruit has lemon meringue–flavored insides.
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Suri Grubs
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Suri Grubs

Palm weevil larvae make succulent street snacks in the Amazon.
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Loggerhead
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Loggerhead

In the Colonial era, a red-hot iron rod warmed drinks, ignited cannons, and cauterized wounds.
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Alheira
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Alheira

This sausage saved Jews' lives in Inquisition-era Portugal.
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Okinawa Black Sugar
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Okinawa Black Sugar

It's darker, saltier, and healthier than white sugar.
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Brie Noir
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Brie Noir

Brie's dark, older cousin can only be found in one region of France.
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Vietnamese Egg Coffee
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Vietnamese Egg Coffee

A decadent blend of coffee, whipped egg, and butter have made this wartime invention a modern-day favorite.
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Nagashi Somen
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Nagashi Somen

Catch these floating noodles before they flow by.
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Hanging Tomatoes
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Hanging Tomatoes

This tomato variety can stay fresh for six months after harvesting.
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Honey Toast Box
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Honey Toast Box

Many spoons are needed to demolish one of these ice cream-stuffed bread loaves.
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