Mount Moor Cemetery: a historic African-American graveyard hidden in the parking lot of one of America’s largest malls~

The huge Palisades Mall is among the largest “mega malls” in the United States. The vast concrete complex was opened in 1998, and even though it was described by the New York Times as a, “series of interlocking coffins…lacking any discernible architectural theme,” the mall become so popular and appreciated that it put the old Nanuet Mall out of business: it was recently bulldozed. Before its construction, there was an old bowling alley, an auto dealership, a Burger King and a diner that were displaced by the mall. The area…

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Chitlins: why you should try this traditional “soul food”

At first, let us consider what chitlins are: hog intestines or guts. Some people turn up their noses only at their mention, while other leave the house while they are cooking, disgusted by their odor, and this is why traditionally they were cooked outdoors at backyard hog killings in winter. However, the volume sold for New Year’s dinners, with Christmas and Thanksgiving not far behind, attests to chitlins (or, more formally, chitterlings) popularity in the United States! In any case, animal innards have long been treasured foods around the world.…

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