Hosteling International

Hostelling International (HI), formerly known as the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working in conjunction with … More

South African Cuisine

South African cuisine reflects the range of culinary traditions embodied by the various communities that inhabit the country, such as the … More

Oceanic Cuisine

Oceanic cuisine, which includes the cuisines found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and from many other islands or island groups throughout Oceania (such … More

Northwest African Cuisine

The roots of Northwest African cuisine, or Maghrebi cuisine, which encompasses the food traditions of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Mauritania, can be traced … More

Mexican Cuisine

Mexican cuisine has roots in Mesoamerican cuisine, which began with early agricultural communities such as the Maya, who domesticated maize (corn). Successive waves included the  Olmec, Teotihuacanos, Toltec, Huastec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Otomi, Purépecha, Totonac, Mazatec,  … More

Jamaican Cuisine

Jamaican cuisine, like Caribbean cuisine in general, includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, and spices influenced by the Amerindian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese,  Spanish, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern peoples who … More

Brazilian Cuisine

Brazilian cuisine is characterized by a mix of European, Amerindian, African, and (most recently) Japanese influences. However, given the country’s mix of native and immigrant populations … More

American Cuisine

Primarily of Western origin, American cuisine has been significantly influenced by many other cultures and traditions, including native American Indians, … More

50 State Quarters

Minted between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters was a series of commemorative 25-cent pieces released by the United States Mint featuring unique … More