FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Celebrate with a chocolate milkshake. Photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute.   Today we know a “milkshake” as a cold beverage made from milk, ice cream and often, syrup, served in a tall, fluted glass with a straw (the classic milkshake glass is known as a Y glass). Some establishments top the drink with whipped cream…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan Afternoon Tea With Friends

Before a political reform movement co-opted the term “tea party” (and blocked out real tea parties from appearing on top in search engine results), the words evoked a charming, leisurely between-meal snack that was created in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. In the long stretch from midday luncheon to dinner at 8…
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