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Frederick Douglass and July 4th

Saturday, July 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Hot Dog! Countdown to the Crown Jewel of Competitive Eating Events

Friday, July 02, 2010

This Fourth of July, many of us will be enjoying a hot dog or three. But if you’re one of a few select Major League Eating athletes in Coney Island, you’ll more likely be eating forty, fifty, or sixty — in the space of only ten minutes. We refer, of course, to the competitors in the crown jewel of all competitive eating events: The Coney Island Nathans Hot Dot Eating Contest; which, since 1916, has taken place on July 4th, Independence Day.

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Fishko Files

The House I Live In

Friday, July 02, 2010

On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism.  With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history.  In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A. 

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The White House Pastry Chef on Patriotic Desserts, Obama's Sweets

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Fourth of July weekend, a lot of us will be eating hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, and hamburgers. But when we’re done feasting on the char-broiled delicacies that have come to represent our nation’s independence, how should we finish it all off?

Bill Yosses has some suggestions. He’s the official White House Pastry Chef, and author, along with Melissa Clark, of a new cookbook called “The Perfect Finish.” Chef Yosses joins us live from the White House, where he gives us the scoop on everything from what he serves official visitors to the first family's favorite sweets.

Below, Bill Yosses and Melissa Clark's red, white and blue berry buttermilk bundt cake with orange glaze.

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