RECIPE: Banana Bread Recipe & The History Of Banana Bread

It’s February 23rd, National Banana Bread Day, and there’s only one thing for us to do: Bake a loaf, with lots of chocolate chunks. We prefer making ours with overripe bananas [photo #3]: brown peel = more pronounced flavor. Our friend Beth swears by using frozen bananas (we haven’t tried that yet).     BANANA…
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RESTAURANT: Fogo de Chao, Brazilian Churrascaria

Have you been to a churrascaria? Churrascaria (chew-rah-SCAR-ee-ya) is a Portuguese word for barbecue. It’s not the kind of ‘cue cooked in a pit with sauce, but a technique where meat is cooked on a spit over fire. Churrascaria means “fire in the ground” (i.e., campfire), and describes the traditional cooking method used by gauchos…
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FOOD FUN: Drink Beer Like The Incas

Before there were grape presses, there were feet. In earlier times, wine grapes were crushed by people stomping on the grapes. You may have seen the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy takes a shot at it. Now, we take you even farther back, to the time of the ancient Incas, who lived in the…
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FOOD FUN: Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches & More Cherry Food Fun

[1] Cherry vanilla ice cream sandwiches are one way to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo courtesy Delicious.com.au). [2] Dried cherries to sprinkle on anything or serve with cheese (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [3] Frozen cherries turned into Cherries Jubilee (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Enjoy a shot of cherry liqueur, or add it to tea or atop…
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