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2005-06-29 15:32:21

By Patrick Lannin REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A gleaming new bank building, just astep away from the house where Cold War leaders Ronald Reaganand Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986, is one of the most visiblesigns of Iceland's economic transformation. Better known for fish and geysers, the island which is hometo just under 300,000 people is taking great strides to widenits economic base, backed by billions of dollars of foreigninvestment in aluminum smelters, deregulation and tourism. A wave of...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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