Temperatures are higher in Australia than the global average, and although half the country is experiencing a severe drought, the other half has already accumulated a year's worth of rainfall. Additionally, 15 out of 20 of Australia's hottest years have occurred since 1980.
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Romesco sauce is simply an almond, garlic, and roasted pepper-scented puree that hails from Catalan, in the northeastern part of Spain along the Mediterranean coast. It’s a classic. [Editor's Note: A vegan classic.] You can spread it on grilled bread, use it as a dip for roasted or grilled vegetables, or eat it right from the spoon.–Kim O’Donnel