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Written and photographed by Sara Bir

From the land of sky blue waters,
From the land of pines’ lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm’s the beer refreshing.

Recognizing those words off the bat will date you back to the era when beer had jingles. The one above is, of course, for Hamm’s beer, an insipid yet classic American lager founded in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1864.
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Eating My Words: The Best ‘Wurst—Mrs. Murray’s Liverwurst Sandwich from A Wrinkle In Time

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden July 14, 2014

“This time, when I got to the liverwurst and cream cheese sandwich, it seemed like the perfect choice to indicate that Mrs. Murray is sensible, unpretentious, and doesn’t have expensive tastes. I also realized that I’d still never tasted liverwurst myself, and that I wasn’t totally clear on what it was.”

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Don’t Be a Square: Bake A Deep-Dish Pie

Casey Barberby Casey Barber July 7, 2014

“And if you’re afraid of making your own pie crust, I encourage you to give it a try here, since this shape covers a multitude of sins, including slumped crusts and less-than-perfect shapes. It’s a perfect excuse to go rustic.”

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Think Pink! Strawberry-Hibiscus Shandy for Summer

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 30, 2014

“Cutting the beer with cold hibiscus tea keeps the fizz and the flavor, while making it a punchier summer sip that you can throw into a mason jar and tote around with you to the backyard, to the park, to the pool or the beach… “

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Biscuit Head Lives Up to Its Name in Asheville

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 23, 2014

“The line constantly forming at the walk-up counter is equally a product of the restaurant’s popularity and the crippling indecisiveness that hits when you’re forced to decide whether you want sweet potato coconut gravy, jalapeño pimento cheese, mimosa fried chicken, sriracha slaw, or smoked chèvre grits with your biscuit. Or maybe all of the above.

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