FOOD HOLIDAY: Have A Moscow Mule For National Vodka Day

Today is National Vodka Day. Do you know the first vodka cocktail invented in the U.S.? (If you read the headline of this article, you do). Today vodka and vodka cocktails are ubiquitous. In 2011, roughly 62 million 9-liter cases of vodka were sold in the U.S: the most of any spirit category.* MOSCOW MULE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Home Canning For Fun

If you love to cook and teach your family how to prepare healthy food, consider taking up home canning. It’s an enjoyable family activity, and become a summer tradition in your home. You can prepare batches of delicious soups, vegetables, pasta sauces and fruits to recall the summer bounty during the bleak winter months. Your…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Gummy Worms Day

[1] Gummy worms, invented by Trolli (photo courtesy Amazon). [2] Cherry Cola Cupcake, with cherry and cola gummy candies by Goody Good Stuff. Photo © all rights reserved, courtesy Hey Little Cupcake!, a cupcake specialty shop in Manchester, England.   Today is National Gummy Worms Day. But not everybody can enjoy a juicy gummy worm.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pisco From Peru

At the end of each of the past four years, food trend analysts have predicted that Peruvian food will be the next hot cuisine in the U.S. But do you know what Peruvian cuisine is? Have you had their national cocktail, the Pisco Sour? We’re about to introduce you to Pisco. But first, some favorite…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Ceviche Day & Ceviche Recipes

June 28 is National Ceviche Day in Peru, where it one of the national dishes. The holiday has arrived in the U.S.—a healthy celebration. Ceviche—shellfish cured by citrus juice acid—has been popular in Latin America for many centuries. It dates some 2,000 years to an Inca dish of raw marinated fish. The dish was discovered…
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