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Marion Berry: Not the DC Mayor, the Oregon Pie

Washington, D.C.’s  imprisoned and re-elected mayor (1979-1991; 1995-1999) is Marion Barry. Oregon’s longish, glossy, purple  fruit is the Marion Berry. And that makes Marionberry Pie the unofficial though unchallenged  State Pie of Oregon. Found in profusion along Willamette Valley vines each… Read More ›

Old-School New Year’s Day Food: From the South, North or Midwest – its Imported

Holidays, as celebrated throughout the United States, are closely tied to annual feasts of traditional foods. Thanksgiving has its turkey and pumpkin pie, Christmas its goose, Hanukah its fried potato pancakes, St. Patrick’s Day is usually marked with plates of… Read More ›

Michelle Obama's Hamburger and How First Ladies Play a Role in the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food, Part II

As Michelle Obama has learned through her love of the potato, fried or baked, a First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is held to the same standard as a President [POTUS] and used as ammunition in political attacks. In… Read More ›

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