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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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Angel Food Cake Day

Angel food cake with strawberry glaze. Photo courtesy American Egg Board.   October 10th is National Angel Food Cake Day. Bake one from scratch, or pick up a ready-made cake and serve it with this delicious strawberry glaze. Angel food cake is a white sponge cake: a light, flourless cake made with sugar, cream of…
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HOLIDAY: National Crab Newburg Day

National Crab Newburg Day is September 25th. There’s also National Lobster Newburg Day on March 25th. Newburg or Newberg is very rich sauce of butter, cream, egg yolks, cognac, sherry, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, to which cooked shellfish—crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp—is added, alone or in combination. It can is creamed seafood; in fact, in French,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Retro Cocktail Party

Cranberry Mojitos, Dirty Martinis, Frozen Mango Margaritas…none of these cocktails existed when your parents (for Baby Boomers and Gen X) or grandparents (for everyone else) had their first cocktails. None would be featured on “Mad Men.” How many people do you know who have even had a Daiquiri, Old Fashioned or Tom Collins? A retro…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Trail Mix Day & A Custom Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. While the concept of mixing nuts and dried fruit has been popular for millennia, “trail mix” as a concept for a modern, portable energy snack is relatively new. The term refers to a mixture of high-energy foods such as dried fruit and nuts, combined with other tasty additions.…
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