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St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is most famous as one of the world's premier duty-free shopping destinations. The streets of its capital, Charlotte Amalie, are lined with an absolutely ridiculous number of jewelry stores, and filled with throngs of tourists looking for incredible bargains on diamonds, tanzanite, and a rare type of blue ...

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Tomato and Egg Soup (quick and easy version) 西红柿鸡蛋汤 (xī hóng shì jī dàn tāng) Servings: 6-8 This is a very common dish in China, yet it is rarely found in Chinese restaurants in the US. It is very quick and easy to make, especially when using canned tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes can also be used. This recipe can vary a bit from family to family, but ...

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Bechamel is one of the four mother sauces of French cuisine. It is used to make a variety of other sauces such as Mornay, Mustard, Nantua, Cream, and Soubise. Despite it's French origin, it is used in many dishes from other countries including Moussaka from Greece, Lasagne from Italy, and Macaroni & Cheese from Great Britain. It's name comes fr...

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Joanna Biondolillo, owner of The Kitchen Fork and Image Merchants, provides viewers cooking tips on how to make delicious homemade manicotti. Her Italian cooking tips illustrate how to make a manicotti crepe, what goes into the filling of the crepe, and baking instructions.
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This is a popular dish in American Chinese restaurants, and it is likely an American invention. Although General Tso was a real Qing Dynasty general, this dish is not found in China and General Tso's relatives said they had never heard of this dish. It is believed to have first appeared in New York City in the 1970s. Despite its lack of authentici...

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