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Anthony Lamas has fond memories of traveling to Tijuana, Mexico, while living in California just to get aguas frescas from street vendors, who would ladle the refreshing beverages over ice. The fruit coolers are simple combinations of fruits, and sometimes cereals or seeds, with sugar and water.
“To Latinos, not even lemonade can evoke summer like aguas frescas,” says Lamas, the executive chef of Seviche in Louisville, Kentucky. “In Mexico, for example, popular flavors include tamarind, passion fruit and mango, but since I am in the South, I like to use peaches and melons. It’s really about using what is local and in season.”
Five Refreshing Aguas Frescas: Anthony Lamas
Travelers are on pins and needles after news that six instances of the latter had been discovered in turkey sandwiches on four separate Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States on Sunday. One injury was reported, and the FBI, along with Dutch authorities, have begun a criminal investigation into the origins of the implement. The airline is, for the time being, serving prepackaged foods on flights from the routes involved.
This is not the first time that airline food has come under scrutiny for hazards other than terminal dullness.
Green markets, farmers' markets, fresh markets, wet markets - whatever you call them, these are the places that make Walmart, Tesco and other supermarket chains look like crimes against cuisine.
Often centuries old but full of freshness, markets are usually packed with dozens of vendors and worth visiting even if you have no intention of cooking anything yourself on your vacation.
See 10 of the world's best fresh markets on CNN Travel.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Here's a peachy keen way to beat the heat - July 17 is National Peach Ice Cream Day.
Summertime means many things, but mostly it means it’s hot. Time to take advantage of all the fruit that’s in season and cool down at the same time.
Ice cream is far simpler to make than one might expect. When buying an ice cream maker, skip the big-box store and head to your local garage sales: fancy ice cream makers make great wedding gifts, but often recipients don’t take the time to learn their true value. Just make sure the bowl of the ice cream maker you buy isn’t cracked. If you’d rather not invest in any equipment, you can always make ice cream with a plastic bag and a little elbow grease.
The FBI says it has launched an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles in four turkey sandwiches on separate Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States.
The objects were discovered in food on planes as they were en route from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to Minneapolis, Seattle and two flights to Atlanta, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur. Two of the needles were found by passengers, she said, at which point Delta told all 18 flights from Amsterdam to stop serving the sandwiches.
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