PRODUCT: Scotch Whisky Chocolates For Burns Night

In Scotland, January 25th is a national holiday that celebrates the birthday of the great romantic poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). On Burns Night, family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. A traditional Burns’ Supper is served. This year, instead of cooking a traditional Burns Supper (smoked haddock, beef pie, haggis,…
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TIP: Spice Up Your Diet With Chiles

Top: Blistered chiles, particularly padróns and shishitos, have become a hot side dish (no pun intended). Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco. Bottom: Start your chile adventure with a good book, like this one from Melissa’s.   Here’s a healthy food tip for the new year: Check out the health benefits…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Apple Ginger Toddy For National Hot Toddy Day

Enjoy a hot toddy on a chilly day. Photo courtesy Castello USA.   January 11th is National Hot Today Day. Here’s some toddy history. And here’s a riff on the classic rum toddy, made with apple cider, Cognac and fresh ginger slices. It’s topped off with a garnish of delicious crystallized ginger chunks. The recipe…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Roasted Garlic, A Healthy Garnish

A bulb of roasted garlic is a delicious accompaniment to grilled meats. Photo courtesy Sushi Roku Katana | West Hollywood.   Originating more than 6,000 years ago in central Asia, garlic took the culinary world by storm, spreading from culture to culture. It is used in cuisines on all the world’s continents and is one…
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FOOD FUN: Why Ask Why? Food Trivia

Top: Crackers have pin holes so the air escapes and they don’t rise. Photo courtesy PantryPacker.com. Bottom: A checmical in mint tricks the brain info feeling coolness. Photo by Jeffrey Collingwood | SXC.   Here are some fun food facts adapted from TodayIFoundOut.com Why Chiles Taste Hot The heat in chiles comes from a colorless,…
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