Make This Horchata Recipe For National Horchata Day

[1] Some liken horchata to drinking rice pudding (photo © Pampered Chef). [2] Sunbasket adds sesame seeds to its horchata. Here’s the recipe (photo © Sunbasket). [3] This recipe adds sesame seeds (photo © Sunbasket). [4] The original horchata was made thousands of years ago from tiger nuts. You can buy them online for horchata,…
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Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara With Mushrooms For National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month. We’ve put together some of our favorite mushroom recipes, below, as well as this yummy recipe for Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara With Mushrooms. The mushrooms substitute for the cured pork in the original recipe. Here’s the classic recipe, and the history of Spaghetti Carbonara recipe, which includes the history of Spaghetti…
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30 Delicious Rice Recipes For National Rice Month

[1] Black and white rice side dish (recipe and photo © Zavor America). [2] Seafood salad atop black rice. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [3] Thai rice pudding with mango ice cream. Here’s the recipe (photo © Briana’s Kitchen Creations [now closed]). [4] Black pearl rice (photo by Hannah Kaminsky | © The Nibble).…
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How To Store Potatoes For National Potato Month

Quick tips for National Potato Month, September, on how to buy and store potatoes (National Potato Day is August 19th).     HOW TO BUY POTATOES FIRM. Choose potatoes that are firm, with smooth skin. Avoid potatoes that are too soft, greenish in color or have cuts, sprouts or blemishes. These are more likely to…
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An Easy Appetizer Plate Recipe For Beautiful Starters

This appetizer isn’t fancy, but it’s on the menu of Noma, a three-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. (The name is a syllabic abbreviation of the two Danish words nordisk (Nordic) and mad (food), and the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of New Nordic Cuisine. It aims to…
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