FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chop Suey Day (What Is Chop Suey?)

Many people refer to chop suey as a Chinese-American invention, like fortune cookies. But that’s a myth that keeps getting perpetuated.   CHOP SUEY HISTORY There are several myths about how chop suey was invented in the U.S. Chop Suey is actually is a prominent dish in Taishan, in the Guangdong province of southeast China.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Sweet And Sour Mix Recipe For A Whiskey Sour

[1] You can make a whiskey sour with or without egg whites, for a foamy top (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [2] With egg whites, the foamy drink is called a Boston Sour (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [3] The classic Whiskey Sour garnish is half an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry (photo courtesy…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Lollipops For National Lollipop Day

See’s gourmet Lollypops are made from heavy cream, butter and flavors, in butterscotch, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. There are root beer lollys, too. The line is certified kosher.   It’s National Lollipop Day. Read this history of the lollipop as you enjoy one or two. According to the National Confectioners Association, eating sugar from a…
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FUN: Iced Tea Facts & Trivia

The Tea-Over-Ice Brewing Pitcher from Tea Forte.   Eighty percent of the tea drunk in the U.S. is bottled tea, meant to be served cold. Who invented iced tea? It’s possible that centuries ago, some wealthy* person (or servant) in the tea-growing nations of Ceylon, China, India or Japan may have taken some ice from…
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