RECIPE: The Classic Daiquiri & History Of The Daiquiri

[1] No. 2 Daiquirí of the four recipes below. It’s the first variation of the original, created in 1920s Havana (photo courtesy Bacardi Rum). [2] A recent take: the Grapefruit Daiquirí, substituting grapefruit juice for the lime (photo courtesy Ruth’s Chris).   July 19th is National Daiquirí Day. A Daiquirí (pronounced DAK-uh-ree in English, but…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Mojito Day

July 11th is National Mojito Day, and the Hard Rock Cafe is mixing up a storm. They sent us three recipes. The classic Mojito is a blend of white rum, club soda, sugar/simple syrup, lime juice, mint leaves and ice. To vary the recipe, mixologists switch out the drink’s original muddled mint flavor with coconut,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Shortcake, With Any Fruit You Like

Easy peach shortcake: Slice the fruit, top a biscuit half with it and add whipped cream. Photo courtesy Kraft.   Sweet summer berries and stone fruits beg to be turned into shortcake. It requires only three ingredients: the fruit of choice, whipped cream and the biscuit or cake base. The original shortcake concept, from the…
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PRODUCT: Pamela’s Figgies & Jammies Are Better Than Fig Newtons

It you like Fig Newtons—or wish you liked them more—there’s a better “Newton” in town. It’s called Figgies & Jammies and the cookies are from Pamela’s Products, maker of delicious gluten-free cookies, bars and mixes. The flavors include: Mission Fig Blueberry & Fig Raspberry & Fig Strawberry & Fig   Filled with real Mission figs…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Modern Surf & Turf

[1] Lamb and a scallop at Blue The Restaurant | Beachwood, Ohio (photo © Blu). [2] Surf and turf can combine any foods from the two realms: land and sea. Above, grilled salmon and a poached egg from Cafe SFA in New York City (photo © Cafe SFA—now closed). [3] Lobster ravioli with meat sauce…
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