What Is Cream Tea & The History (It’s National Cream Tea Day)

The last Friday in June is National Cream Tea Day, which begs the question: What is cream tea? Most Americans might think the obvious: It’s adding cream to your tea. But no. It’s what now is the practice of adding jam or preserves (traditionally strawberry) and clotted cream to scones, which are served with a…
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day With The Old & The New

The recipe is simple: soda water, syrup, and a scoop of ice cream. There are many variations of syrup and ice cream, each creating a special flavor of ice cream soda. Make yourself one to celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day. Also called a float, because a scoop or two of ice cream floated in…
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Grilled Belgian Endive Recipe & The History Of Belgian Endive

You may have grilled romaine, but how about grilled endive? Thanks to modern farming techniques, endive is available year-round. It can be grilled, added to salads, or used as “boats” to hold finger foods at parties—the latter an easy-to-make, no-cooking dish that looks impressive. Appetizers, salads, mains, sides, soups—even for dessert, you can make a…
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A Strawberry Shortcake Stack Cake Recipe & Shortcake History

[1] Strawberry Shortcake, in the stack cake style. The recipe is below (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Strawberry Shortcake made with poundcake. Here’s the recipe (photo © The Baker Chick). [3] Japanese-style Strawberry Shortcakes use a sponge base (photo © Recipe Tin Japan). [4] A classic Strawberry Shortcake on a biscuit (a.k.a. shortcake).…
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Margherita Pizza Recipe For National Margherita Pizza Day

[1] A Margherita pizza. The ingredients: just tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil (photos #1 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] Margherita of Savoy, who became Queen of Italy upon the succession of her husband, Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, on January 9, 1878 (engraving by Alberto Maso Gilli | Wikipedia). [3] Buy a pizza dough kit…
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