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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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Tradition With A Halloween Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread houses have long been a popular Christmas tradition. But they may be more appropriate for Halloween. After all, they were inspired by the gingerbread house belonging to the wicked witch done in by Hansel and Gretel. Witches = Halloween. THE HISTORY OF THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE At the end of the 11th century, when the…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Chocolate Milk For National Chocolate Milk Day

It’s National Chocolate Milk Day. We spent two days last week at a trade show that focused on natural and healthy products. Among the many aloe and coconut water brands, we tried alternative types of chocolate milk: almond milk (Almond Breeze), soy milk (Silk), rice milk (Rice Dream), hemp milk (Living Harvest), coconut milk (So…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Celebrate with a chocolate milkshake. Photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute.   Today we know a “milkshake” as a cold beverage made from milk, ice cream and often, syrup, served in a tall, fluted glass with a straw (the classic milkshake glass is known as a Y glass). Some establishments top the drink with whipped cream…
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