Discover how old world flavor is lovingly baked into rustic and crusty Baltic dark rye bread; sweet and chewy Duo cookies cater to the tastes of chocolate and vanilla lovers alike; tangy Japanese ginger carrot dressing complements Western as well as Asian dishes; and fluffy, crunchy, chocolaty Rocky Road bars are carefully built on a sumptuous bed of creamy marshmallow.
Discover how sweet and sugary Mike and Ike candies get their chewy centers and shiny shells; rich and cheesy shredded mozzarella is made just right for nacho night; cool and refreshing Arizona iced green tea gets the same smooth, healthy taste in every can; and how banana-flavored Turkish Taffy comes out crunchy yet soft and stretchy at the same time.
Discover how classic Tootsie Pops get that chewy reward in the middle; sweet and tangy ketchup contains all of the five taste sensations; a traditional Italian dessert, tiramisu, actually gets its pillowy texture from crunchy biscuits; and why salty, doughy pretzels get all twisted.
Discover how an aromatic blend of exotic spices is packed into pakoras, a mouthwatering, deep-fried Indian fritter; the bakers of decadently custardy Napoleon bars fold thousands of tiny layers into flaky French pastry; fiery jalapeno peppers are added to a creamy, nutty hummus; and bold sea salt enhances the sinfully sweet flavor of irresistible caramel to produce a presidential bonbon.
Discover how only a few simple ingredients produce the complex flavor of crumbly, buttery Scottish shortbread; moist cake and creamy mousse are rolled into Yule logs, a decadent holiday dessert; a secret ingredient is the crunch in a sweet and minty chocolate bark; and the iconic hook of a candy cane is the finishing touch on a classic stocking stuffer.
Discover how chocolaty cherry cordial bonbons come packed with explosive flavor in every bite; warm and comforting mulled apple cider is brewed with a mix of special spices to achieve a mouthwatering apple pie aroma; a carefully selected batch of healthy dried beans are combined to create a delicious four-blend medley; and rich and creamy turtle cheesecake is built from the bottom up, resulting in a super-decadent after-dinner treat.
Roberto Benigni is an Italian actor, director and producer best known for his 1997 Oscar winning film La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful).
British navigator James Cook discovered and charted New Zealand and Australia's Great Barrier Reef on his ship Endeavor, and later disproved the existence of the fabled southern continent Terra Australis. His voyages provided the first accurate map of the Pacific.
Ruby Dee is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, activist, poet and journalist, perhaps best known for starring in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. She's also known for her civic work with husband Ossie Davis.
Simon Le Bon was lead singer of the 1980s pop group Duran Duran, known for recording the hit song “Hungry Like the Wolf.” He left the group before they later reunited in 2001.
Sometimes called "the Devil's Violinist," Niccolò Paganini's virtuoso talent, accompanied by his extraordinary dexterity and flexibility, gave him an almost mythic reputation—he is considered by many to be the greatest violinist of all time.
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.