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Why There’s No Cheese in Chinese Food and Other East Asian Cuisine

Cole Saladino/Thrillist We hate to break this to you, reader, but cheese wontons — though incredibly tasty — are about as far removed from traditional Chinese cuisine as strawberry Pop-Tarts dipped in Mountain Dew. Despite cheese’s presence in nearly every cuisine in the world, East Asian food in general rarely includes cheese. It’s something you …

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7 Foods Developed by Native Americans

When Christopher Columbus reached the Americas, he hoped the land would be rich with gold, silver and precious spices, but perhaps the New World’s greatest treasure was its bounty of native food crops cultivated for millennia by Indigenous Americans. As much as three-fifths of the world’s agricultural crops originated in the Americas. Without the Columbian …

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