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Fried Beer
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Fried Beer

A crispy creation that lets you bite into your brew.
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Peanut Butter Dumplings
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Peanut Butter Dumplings

A unique take on Szechuan dumplings is now a Montreal specialty.
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Fête du Citron
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Fête du Citron

Every year, the town of Menton, France, turns lemons and oranges into giant sculptures depicting windmills, dragons, and more.
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British Burrito
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British Burrito

England's take on the Mexican meal wraps a Yorkshire pudding around meaty fillings.
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Kaymak
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Kaymak

Somewhere between butter and cream cheese, kaymak adds a fatty, creamy richness to everything.
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Zanzibar Pizza
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Zanzibar Pizza

Vendors fill these crispy pancakes with as many meats, sweets, or vegetables as their imaginations allow.
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Fried Coke
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Fried Coke

Reach peak Americana with these deep-fried balls of Coca-Cola.
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Dakbal
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Dakbal

South Korean eateries serve these intensely spicy chicken feet in luscious piles, with plenty of soju.
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Taiwanese Ice Cream Burrito
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Taiwanese Ice Cream Burrito

The deceptive, sweet-and-savory snack of Taipei's night markets.
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Hackberry
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Hackberry

The little-known fruit tastes like peanut M&Ms.
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Chestnut Beer
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Chestnut Beer

The ultimate in nutty brews.
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Finger Lime
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Finger Lime

Slice one open for some citrus caviar.
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Peanut Pie
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Peanut Pie

The Virginia treat can “make even your deepest-dyed Yankee start complimenting you with a southern accent.”
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Kali
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Kali

Beer meets soda in this refreshing Estonian brew.
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Collard Sandwich
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Collard Sandwich

Greens and crispy corn bread combine in this North Carolina specialty.
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Black Chicken Soup
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Black Chicken Soup

In Asia, the black-skinned silkie chicken forms the base of a medicinal broth.
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Arcilla de Chaco
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Arcilla de Chaco

In the Andean highlands, clay makes bitter potatoes more palatable.
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Tonka Beans
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Tonka Beans

A legume so loved, it’s caused a “fever” in France and made Americans break laws.
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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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