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Horchata Lojana
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Horchata Lojana

Made from dozens of regional flowers and herbs, this tea reflects the unique flora of Loja, Ecuador.
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Chios Mastiha
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Chios Mastiha

Residents of this Greek island distill mastic sap, the "tears of Chios," into a piney-sweet liqueur.
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Yakamein
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Yakamein

Mixing soy sauce, Creole spices, and spaghetti, this hybrid soup is the embodiment of New Orleans' melting pot.
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Chernobyl, Ukraine

Canteen 19

The dining hall that nourishes workers in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone is also open to visitors.
North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
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North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash

Bred by members of the Cherokee Nation, this heirloom American squash gets sweeter in storage.
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Colonnata Lard
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Colonnata Lard

As fine as the marble it's cured in, this pig fat salumi is a Tuscan masterpiece.
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Belle of Georgia Peach
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Belle of Georgia Peach

All but absent from supermarket shelves, this heirloom peach is a sweet secret in Southerners' backyard gardens.
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Acadian Summer Savory
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Acadian Summer Savory

This Canadian variety of a classic Mediterranean herb gives Acadian cuisine its signature fragrance.
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Yeonnam-dong, South Korea

Cafe Yeonnam-Dong 223-14

Step into a cartoon at this Seoul cafe that aims to evoke a two-dimensional scene.
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
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Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

This recently revived New York heirloom doesn't contain cheese, but it does make an iconic pumpkin pie.
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Louisiana Mirliton
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Louisiana Mirliton

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleanians banded together to save a beloved heirloom squash.
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Sponge Candy
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Sponge Candy

This chocolate-coated confection's crisp, bubbly structure is well-suited to the even crisper Buffalo air.
Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara
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San Marzano Tomatoes
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San Marzano Tomatoes

Grown in the volcanic soil around Mt. Vesuvius, these tomatoes are one of only a couple varieties used in authentic Neapolitan pizza.
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New York, New York

Timbuktu Islamic Center Food Vendors

These small stands sell Malian snacks to worshippers and passersby after Friday prayers in Harlem.
Queens, New York

Rokhat Kosher Bakery

Serving crisp Central Asian breads, this bakery brings Bukhara to Queens.
Brisbane Customs House Mushrooms
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Brisbane Customs House Mushrooms

The basement of a 19th-century government building provides peak conditions for delicious fungi.
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Jersey Black Butter
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Jersey Black Butter

Once a year, communities on the tiny island gather to preserve the art of making licorice-flavored apple butter.
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Everett, Pennsylvania

The Igloo Soft Freeze

Built in the 1970s, this curious modular home found new life as a sundae-shaped ice cream stand.
Arbroath Smokie
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Arbroath Smokie

Lauded by poets, a Scottish town's hot-smoked haddock may date back to the Vikings.
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Raspberry Cordial
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Raspberry Cordial

Immortalized by “Anne of Green Gables,” the drink is a must-try for lit lovers on Prince Edward Island.
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Ligurian Honey
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Ligurian Honey

This famous Italian honey is now produced only on an Australian island.
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Boise, Idaho

Big Idaho Potato Hotel

When in Idaho, sleep in a giant potato.
Kangaroo Island Council, Australia

Kangaroo Island Bee Sanctuary

An island off the coast of South Australia is home to the last purebred Ligurian bees.
Bastrop, Texas

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station

The real-life version of the horror flick's pit stop serves beef and pork, not people.