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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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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