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THE FEATURE- Super Bowls: Des Moines’ Favorite Soups

By Jim Duncan Soup was likely discovered about 20,000 years ago, soon after the invention of waterproof clay pots. Because liquids were being boiled, bacteria were killed, and soups were considered medicinal. In 16th century Paris, street vendors sold “restaurants” — cheap soups advertised for restoring one’s health. When one such vendor moved into a […]

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THE FEATURE- Buffets

We cover the buffet and its many cousins — from salad station to the chocolate fountain, from the Bloody Mary to the carving station, from casinos to the all you can eats. By Jim Duncan The American buffet represents the democratization of gourmandism. The exercise of eating as much as one wants is at least […]

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