FOOD FUN: Surf & Turf Sushi & More

While meat and seafood have been served at the same meal since since the dawn of plenty, and Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917) consumed platters heaped with steaks and lobsters, the pairing known as surf and turf originated in 1960s America. It became the darling of American steakhouse menus, combining the two most expensive items on…
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HOLIDAY: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

A fruit-topped Bavarian cream pie. Photo by J. Java | Fotolia.   November 27 is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. Before there was Bavarian Cream Pie, there was crème bavarois—Bavarian Cream, an early 19th century dessert credited to the great chef, Marie-Antoine Carême. While the connection to Bavaria is obscure, Carême created great dinners for…
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GIFT: Umami Sauce & The History Of Worcestershire Sauce

Umami sauce, an asset in the kitchen and at the table. Photo courtesy Omni Hotels.   “Umami” was a trending word in America a few years ago, a Japanese word coined in 1908 to indicate a brothy or savory taste (umai = delicious, mi = taste). Lauded as “the fifth taste” after sweet, sour, bitter…
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FOOD FUN: Candy Corn Fudge

Fudge in an homage to candy corn. Photo courtesy The Pampered Chef.   October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold during the Halloween season.   CANDY CORN HISTORY The iconic confection was created in the late 1880s by George…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Yorkshire Pudding is neither sweet, a dessert, or what Americans think of as pudding. In fact, it’s very much like a popover, an Americanized version of Yorkshire Pudding. WHY IS IT CALLED A PUDDING? In many Commonwealth countries, a pudding most often refers to a sweet, cake-like dessert. These older-style puddings are baked, boiled or…
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