FOOD HOLIDAY: Different Types Of French Fries, A Glossary

Today is National Julienne Fries Day. What are julienne fries? How do they fit in with all the other types of fries? Julienne is a French cutting technique, typically for vegetables, in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks. Another word for the same cut is allumette. The official…
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RECIPE: Cobb Sandwich

The Cobb Salad endures on restaurant menus, decades after once-popular luncheon salads such as Allerton Salad, aspics, Russian Salad, spinach salad (with mushrooms and bacon), stuffed tomatoes and Waldorf Salad have faded into obscurity. And thank goodness it’s still here, because it’s one of our favorites. THE HISTORY OF THE COBB SALAD Late one evening…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Cheesecake!

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day, so we’re publishing a few new recipes from Philadelphia Cream Cheese—the originator of the celestial cream cheese cake. We’ll never forget our first slice of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, some fifteen years ago at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant. The slice was huge, no one wanted to split it with…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Piña Colada Day

July 10th is National Piña Colada Day. PIÑA COLADA HISTORY There would be no Piña Colada without Coco Lopez, the coconut cream used to make it. Coco López is a brand of cream of coconut, invented in 1954 by Ramón López Irizarry, a professor of agriculture at the University of Puerto Rico. The ingredients on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bellini Cocktail For Summer

Is the Bellini the perfect summer drink? It’s made with sparkling Prosecco, a lighter alternative (and more lightly priced) than Champagne, and a purée of ripe summer peaches. While you can purchase peach purée (The Perfect Purée makes a great one), with peaches plentiful and affordable, it’s cost effective to make your own. We picked…
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