TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Bottle Of Moscato Wine

May 9th is National Moscato Day. Nearly two thousand years ago, the Roman author Pliny the Elder (23 C.E. – 79 C.E.) wrote in his Natural History: “The Muscat grape has been grown for a long time in Beaumes [in France] and its wine is remarkable.” Call it Muscat in French or Moscato in Italian:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Gourmet Hoagie

May 5th is National Hoagie Day. November 4th is National Submarine Sandwich Day. And someone decided that we needed a National Eat A Hoagie Day on September 14th and Submarine-Hoagie-Grinder Day on October 9th. These sandwiches are fraternal triplets. The names were different depending on their origins, but all were initially hearty sandwiches of meat…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Michelada For Cinco de Mayo Or Anytime You Want A Beer Cocktail

[1] A tall, cold michelada is begging for your attention on Cinco de Mayo (photo courtesy Bohemia Beer). [2] A chelada cup (photo courtesy Clamato).   July 12th is National Michelada Day. If you like beer and tabasco, it’s a drink you should try. A michelada (mee-cha-LAH-da) is a traditional Mexican beer cocktail (“cerveza preparada,”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Some Pigs In Blankets

It’s time to celebrate National Pigs In Blankets Day, April 24th. Ask for some pigs in blankets in the U.K., and you’ll get a cocktail sausage wrapped in bacon (more like a pig in a pig, we think). At IHOP, the International House Of Pancakes, you can chow down on pork sausage links rolled in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Curry Powder & Chile Oil

Homemade curry powder. Photo by Magda S. | Wikimedia.   Today’s tip is a teaching moment from Chef Johnny Gnall. If you have questions or suggestions for tips, email Chef Johnny. If you produce your own seasonings, you have the discretion to alter them to fit your preferences, whether they be increasing the heat, decreasing…
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