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Baltimore, Maryland

Papermoon Diner

This beloved Baltimore spot features caged dolls, a giant Pez collection, and many, many mannequins.
Banta
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Banta

This sweet and salty Indian drink keeps an endangered soda bottle in business.
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Seven-Color Tea
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Seven-Color Tea

Layers of flavored tea combine to create a drinkable rainbow.
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Kashan Rose Water Festival
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Food Festivals

Kashan Rose Water Festival

Iran’s annual celebration of its signature flower makes this desert region fragrant.
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Çiğ Köfte
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Çiğ Köfte

Turkish legends trace these raw meatballs to the time of the prophet Abraham.
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Glorified Rice
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Glorified Rice

This Midwestern dessert salad draws on both Scandinavian immigrant and local Ojibwe influences.
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Ice Wine
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Ice Wine

Pressed from frozen grapes, this prized wine was a sweet accident.
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Incheon, South Korea

Jjajang Myeon Museum

This tiny museum immortalizes the birthplace of an iconic Chinese-Korean noodle dish.
Watergate Salad
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Watergate Salad

This salad named after a scandal has been traced back to Kraft and Helen Keller.
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Kibbeh Nayyeh
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Kibbeh Nayyeh

This raw meat meze from Lebanon is as fresh as it gets.
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Jjajang Myeon
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Jjajang Myeon

On April 14, lonely South Korean singles are encouraged to drown their sorrows in black noodles.
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Frog Eye Salad
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Frog Eye Salad

Don’t worry: This sweet, creamy Mormon potluck staple isn’t actually made of frogs.
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Violet Volcanic Tea
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Violet Volcanic Tea

When green tea meets water from the Azores’ hot springs, an unexpectedly colorful brew is born.
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Muttamala and Kinnathappam
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Muttamala and Kinnathappam

This two-ingredient Malabari dessert turns separated eggs into a striking delicacy.
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Shahi Tukda
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Shahi Tukda

This sugar-soaked South Asian sweet isn’t your basic bread pudding.
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Warq
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Ingredients & Condiments

Warq

This edible silver garnish has long added bling to South Asian cuisine.
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Prickly Pear Liqueur
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Prickly Pear Liqueur

This jewel-toned Sicilian and Maltese specialty is so sweet, it’s hard to believe it comes from a spiky cactus.
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Pączki
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Pączki

These Polish pre-Lent doughnuts have taken on a life (and an eating contest) of their own in the United States.
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Chocolate Tea
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Chocolate Tea

Neither tea nor hot chocolate, this Caribbean cocoa drink is in a league of its own.
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Onam Sadhya
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Ritual & Medicinal

Onam Sadhya

Celebrate the harvest and the return of a beloved mythical king with this 26-dish Malayali feast.
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