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  • All About Olives: 5 Facts About This Unique Fruit

    Olives aren’t for everybody, but for those people that enjoy the intense saltiness and briny flavor of olives, there is no substitute. But, if you’re not an olive enthusiast, you may not know much about these little fruits. In fact, many people don’t even realize that olives are, indeed, a fruit! That’s why we’ve put together this list of 5 fun facts to teach you all about olives. Read on to become an all-around olive expert!

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  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    Traditionally observed at the end of the harvest season, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese holiday that is celebrated to honor the moon and the harvest. Also called the Harvest Moon Festival, the holiday is the second most important festival in China and is a time for family reunions. It’s been celebrated for over 1,000 years, though some believe it is as old as 3,000 years. Either way, it’s an ancient holiday that has been observed for countless generations and has great meaning to those who celebrate.

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  • Smoked Seafood from Ducktrap River of Maine

    Full of vitamins, minerals, and essential omega-3 fatty acids, seafood is a great source of protein! Many people enjoy including seafood in their diet, but it’s important to be aware of where your seafood comes from. How your seafood is farmed or caught can affect its nutritional value and, for that matter, can have an impact on the environment. Most of us want to know that we’re eating the highest quality, safe seafood, but it’s often difficult to puzzle out the path that your seafood has taken to get to your plate.

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks September 2019



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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated September 2019


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  • Beer Department: Oktoberfest season!

    It is no secret that the heavily German Greater Cincinnati (Zinzinnati) area loves Oktoberfest season. Our humble little city actually hosts the second largest festival in the world, second only to the original in Münich. Being the proper descendants of German immigrants that we are, we revel in German culture at this festival: music, food, attire, and, most importantly, beer! Festbier is widely consumed, but poorly understood, and that’s a crying shame! Let’s dive into this confusing world of beer and sort things out!

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport September 2019

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    The world of wine is ever-changing. So many new wines hit the market each and every week and for most of the mortal world, it can be quite the daunting task just to keep up! One of the great wineries to come out of Washington State is J. Bookwalter. Owner John Bookwalter recently dropped in for a visit and reminded us of all the great things coming out of the Evergreen State these days.

    For a bit of background,

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  • Your Guide to the Cincinnati Oktoberfest Season

    The top 4 festivals to attend this Oktoberfest season.

    It’s that time of the year again! Summer is coming to a close (even though it’s still miserably hot outside), and it’s time for a new era of 2019! If you’re a Cincinnati native, you’re probably well aware of the season that is now upon us. It’s time for Oktoberfest, the wonderful Cincinnatian German-American mash-up that glorifies beer-drinking, exalts the humble Cincinnati mettwurst to sky-high adulation,

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  • Barbecuing Around the World


    Barbecue is an American staple, but cultures around the world have their own ways of cooking a great cut of meat. The one thing they have in common? They’re all delicious! This summer, add an international flair to your summer cookouts and learn more about international barbecuing styles with Discoveries at the Jungle Barbecue.

    Tandoori | India

    A tandoor is a tall, cylindrical clay oven that is used throughout the Middle East,

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated August 2019


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