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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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cordon Bleu Day

April 4th is National Cordon Bleu Day. Le Cordon Bleu (French for “The Blue Ribbon”) is the world’s largest school for hospitality education, for both cooks, service and management personnel. Originating in France, it now has 35 schools on five continents. The inspiration for the school began in 1578, with a group of French knights…
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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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