FOOD HOLIDAY: Make Peanut Clusters For National Peanut Cluster Day

Today is National Peanut Cluster Day. There is no documentation on the first appearance of the peanut cluster, but we know a few things: After some 3300 years as a beverage, the first solid chocolate began to appear in Europe around 1840. Peanuts, which originated in South America, were brought to West Africa by Portuguese…
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EVENT: Coffee Cup Tasters Challenge

How well do you know your coffee? Counter Culture Coffee wants you to get to know it better. You’re invited to take part in The Counter Culture Coffee Cup Tasters Challenge 2013, held on March 15 in: Asheville Atlanta Boston Chicago Durham New York Philadelphia Washington, D.C.   Events in all regions start at 7…
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TIP OF THE DAY: French Onion Soup Fondue, A Neighborly Fusion

Voilà: a fusion of French onion soup and fondue. Photo courtesy QVC.   We love fusion cuisine—the art of combining ingredients or techniques from different cuisines to create exciting new flavors. Fusion cuisine typically combines foods from different countries or global regions (Japanese-Mediterranean, for example, or barbecue chicken pizza). But is it still a fusion…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Hot Chocolate On A Stick

During our childhood, our parents had tea with breakfast; we kids got hot cocoa. We craved it even in the warm weather. While Mom used Hershey’s or Droste’s cocoa mixes, our evolving palate led us to hot chocolate, a richer drink made from bits of shaved chocolate. With cocoa powder, half of the cocoa butter…
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