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The Great Indian Spice Journey....

The cuisine of India is characterized by its sophisticated and subtle use of many spicesand herbs grown across the Indian subcontinent and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across its society.

Considered by some to be one of the world's most diverse cuisines, each family of this cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques.
As a consequence, Indian cuisine varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse subcontinent. Indian cuisine is generally divided into two main categories: North Indian cuisine and South Indian cuisine.

Both of these cuisines vary significantly on the usage of the types of spices and food preparation, however both also share several other commonalities.

India's religious beliefs and culture has played an influential role in the evolution of its cuisine. However, cuisine across India also evolved due to the subontinent's large-scale cultural interactions with neighb…

Sleepless in Seattle

From 1869 until 1982, Seattle was known as the "Queen City".Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City", the result of a contest held in the early 1980s;the reference is to the lush evergreen trees in the surrounding area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City",and "Jet City", the latter from the local influence of Boeing.

Seattle is the birthplace of grunge music and has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption;coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks,Seattle's Best Coffee and Tully's.

There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes.

The Space Needle dating from the Century 21 Exposition (1962), is Seattle's most recognizable landmark, having been featured in the logo of the television show Frasier and the backgrounds of the television series Grey's Anatomy and iCarly and films such as Sleepless in Seattle.

The…