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Adventures in Eating: The best burger on Route 66

By FRAN GINN,

In these waning “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” my thoughts ran to a old road commissioned in 1926.  This road stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica; it was not paved until 1937.  Known by various names, “The Mother Road” and “Main Street of America,” the original Route 66 crossed eight states and three time zones.  The classic

Adventures in Eating: Classic simplicity: Shaker Lemon Pie

By FRAN GINN,

The Shakers, a corruption of the expression “shaking Quakers” are a Protestant religious denomination, begun in Manchester, England in 1772.  The small group quickly found a leader in Ann Lee, who continues to be revered today as “Mother Ann.”  She brought her band of nine followers to the United States in 1774.  Over the next century the numbe

Adventures In Eating: The Fig

By FRAN GINN,

One of the best things about late spring and early summer is waiting for the first taste of seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Just this week I had my first tomato sandwich of the summer; last week I had the first ear of summer - not grocery store - corn.  Around the Fourth of July the really delicious watermelons, an old variety known as Jubilee

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