Amazon Prime Day 2017

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A Special Amazon Prime Day Post for All of Our Valued Readers …

Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here, and it is the best Amazon Prime Day ever! 

Special Amazon Prime Day 2017

Yes, this is a rather “off topic” post, here at Ethnic Foods R Us. Just consider it a thank you post to all you wonderful readers who use our affiliation with Amazon. This makes it possible for you to obtain those unique and sometimes “hard to get” ingredients you need to make authentic ethnic dishes from all over the world.

This year’s Special Amazon Prime Day deals are many, and wonderful.

For instance, have you tried voice shopping yet? You can save $20 on an annual Prime Membership by asking Alexa to sign up for Prime – $79 (regularly $99). You must sign up via voice on Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Echo Show.

Or, how about, as an Amazon Prime Member, also signing up for Amazon Baby Registry?

Prime Baby Registrants who add a participating CYBEX Aton-2 infant car seat to their registry between July 5 and July 19, 2017, and purchase it by March 31, 2018, will receive $120 credit back to their Amazon account – the equivalent of 40% off!

 

That’s Not All – Not By a Long Shot! There is So Much More on This Special Amazon Prime Day 2017!

All day long, on July 11, every 5 minutes a new special offer will be announced, in addition to the great deals below that are available right now!

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Cioppino

Cioppino All American West Coast Style

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Cioppino is a classic dish that is in a large group of prestigious company. There are seafood soups, stews, chowders, and gumbos to be found galore in almost all regions of North America. But none of them can top seafood in a bowl dishes that are so prevalent and fabulously combined and prepared as those found in West Coast American cuisine. And this Californian Cioppino bears witness to that fact.

Californian Cioppino

(Photo Attributed to Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick)

Californian Cioppino Recipe-

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Ethnic Foods – What Are They, Really?

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The other day a friend, who is also into gourmet and ethnic food cooking, asked me to list what I considered as the Top 10 Ethnic Foods. And it gave me pause, because I had to stop and think:

Just what is “ethnic” food, really?

If I were asked to define ethnic foods, I finally came to think, I would first have to take into account all the ethnic food types, the many ethnic food groups, and really, when I started to think globally, the idea of being able to select, prioritize, and list ethnic foods in a “Top 10” category became impossible.

(Image Attributed to Author: Urnanabha)

Why, you ask?

Because what is “ethnic” food to me, living in The Great Lakes Region of the USA, is not going to be the same as someone living in Asia, or Africa, or Australia, or South America, heck—even someone from another region within my own country would consider some of the foods I eat regularly as “ethnic” and visa versa for me.

How about referring to The Random House Dictionary’s definition of “ethnic”:

“Pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.”

So here again, it is important to remember that what you or I might consider as ethnic will depend on where we come from and what particular culture, religion, language, or the like that we share with others in our specific culture.

If an Englishman were to sit down to breakfast and be served a typical breakfast I might have,consisting of scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, Canadian bacon, pancakes, toast and jam, and coffee, he/she would consider that as an authentic ethnic American food experience.

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(Photo Attributed to Author: Carlos Menendez, San Juan)

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