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Las heladerías de Filadelfia ofrecen una oportunidad deliciosa para entender la mezcla de culturas que la inmigración ha permitido en la ciudad. Foto: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News.
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Los días calientes siempre imponen la necesidad de refrescarse. Pero ¿qué sucede cuando esa necesidad se convierte también en una oportunidad para entender la diversidad cultural de Filadelfia? 

¿En copa o en cono?

 07/31/2017 - 07:20
Un camión de Mister Softee en Florida. Foto: Wikimedia

Hay helados para todos los gustos, pero la cuestión es siempre la misma: ¿en cono o en copa? En 1956 dos hermanos de Filadelfia decidieron expandir el dichoso dilema veraniego a todas las calles del país al crear Mister Softee, la empresa de venta ambulante de ‘softees” más popular de EEUU.

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[OP-ED]: Take this taco and make it your own

 06/30/2017 - 11:32
Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” said: “[It is laughable] that white people aren’t supposed to -- pick your word -- rip off or appropriate or get ‘inspired’ by Mexican food, that comida mexicana is a sacrosanct tradition only Mexicans and the white girls we marry can participate in.

Picture this: Taco fixins in a tortilla cone. A flour tortilla cone, no less. 

It comes to you courtesy of a new Food Network explainer video titled “Taco Cones are the New Tacos” in which a young Asian-American woman demonstrates how to “eat two tacos at the same time” by baking tortillas into an ice cream cone shape, filling them with ground beef and adding toppings.

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Eli Siegel

It's a perfect time to get reacquainted with Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime

 02/28/2010 - 08:30
It's a perfect time to get reacquainted with Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime

I've been on an insane Scott Joplin bender for two weeks now. I woke up two Saturdays ago thinking about ragtime and didn't even wait to get out of bed -- I downloaded 37 different rags straight into my iPod and have been obsessively playing them all over and over and over again ever since.

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Esther Cepeda