FOOD HOLIDAY: Banana Split Sushi For National Banana Split Day

How should you celebrate August 25th, National Banana Split Day? There’s the tried and true banana split, of course. Classically served in a long dish, called a boat (which gives the sundae its alternative name, banana boat), the recipe is familiar to most ice cream lovers: A banana is cut in half lengthwise and set…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Burger Salad & Salad Burger

For years we have been enjoying the Burger Salad at Five Napkin Burger in New York City. It’s evolved over time, but initially consisted of a big bowl of beautifully arranged baby greens and colorful veggie complements, in a perfect vinaigrette. Atop was a plump burger: beef, salmon, turkey, veggie or a solid piece of…
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RECIPE: A Waffle Sandwich (Wafflewich) For National Waffle Day

For special occasions, a waffle sandwich is true food fun. There’s an immediate special occasion: August 24th is National Waffle Day. Andrea Correale, CEO of Elegant Affairs Caterers, sent us two yummy sandwich recipes to celebrate the day. Both replace the bread with waffles. The result: a wafflewich! Waffle sandwiches require the extra step of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Go Rustic, Make A Crostata Or A Galette

Before there were pie pans, there were crostatas and galettes. But let’s start with a brief history of pie, to provide some perspective before we get to a delicious crostata/galette recipe.   THE HISTORY OF PIE Culinary historians trace the origin of pie to ancient Egypt, where savory fillings were baked in woven reeds as…
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FOOD 101: Sponge Cake History & Types

August 23rd is National Sponge Cake Day. It celebrates an airy cake that’s just right for summer, garnished with fresh berries and whipped cream.   THE HISTORY OF SPONGE CAKE The modern sponge cake dates to Europe in the early 19th century. Precursors were cookie-sized treats called biscuit bread and sponge fingers (a.k.a. boudoir biscuits,…
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