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A friend of mine likes to collects stamps while traveling with a keen eye toward food related subjects.  They make a nice souvenir of time and place.  In whatever country she’s visiting, she’ll wander into a local post office and flip through the book of available stamps, always on the lookout for those featuring the local cuisine.  You might surprised at how many there are. (Have you seen the chocolate stamps Belgium is releasing with a flavored adhesive?) Flipping through her albums not long ago, I came across one in particular I thought was fabulous – a French ½ euro stamp featuring the classic dessert, clafouti. The United States needs to do more food related stamps.  As fond as I am of my Bob Fosse and Danny Thomas postage, I really like the idea of a fried chicken stamp.

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