TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Bánh Mì Sandwich

Bánh-mi, a Vietnamese submarine sandwich on a baguette. Photo © Ppy2010ha | Dreamstime.   A Brief History Of Bánh Mì Sandwiches When Europeans colonized Asia, they brought Western bread to the table. In French Indochina, Vietnam, that emblem of French cuisine, the baguette, was introduced; as were sandwiches. Baguette-based sandwiches were called bánh mì (pronounced…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Fast Food Day

Today is National Fast Food Day, a very American holiday. The U.S. has more than 300 fast food chains, representing 40% of the nation’s total restaurant sales. Americans spend more than $110 billion on fast food annually, on cuisine that ranges from barbecue, fried chicken and pizza to Chinese food and Tex-Mex. A fast food…
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COOKING VIDEO: How Is Candy Corn Made

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. The iconic Halloween confection was created in the late 1880s by George Roniger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, in Philadelphia. The first three-layer candy, it was made laboriously,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Tradition With A Halloween Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread houses have long been a popular Christmas tradition. But they may be more appropriate for Halloween. After all, they were inspired by the gingerbread house belonging to the wicked witch done in by Hansel and Gretel. Witches = Halloween. THE HISTORY OF THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE At the end of the 11th century, when the…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Celebrate with a chocolate milkshake. Photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute.   Today we know a “milkshake” as a cold beverage made from milk, ice cream and often, syrup, served in a tall, fluted glass with a straw (the classic milkshake glass is known as a Y glass). Some establishments top the drink with whipped cream…
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