FOOD HOLIDAY: National Trail Mix Day & A Custom Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. While the concept of mixing nuts and dried fruit has been popular for millennia, “trail mix” as a concept for a modern, portable energy snack is relatively new. The term refers to a mixture of high-energy foods such as dried fruit and nuts, combined with other tasty additions.…
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RECIPE: Kahlúa Ice Cream Float

[1] Cool off with coffee liqueur and ice cream. Here’s a recipe that also includes vodka, from Onion Rings And Things (photo © Onion Rings And Things).   We’re in for another few really hot and humid days. A cup of hot coffee has no appeal, but we could really go for a Kahlúa ice…
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PRODUCT: Bombay Sapphire Gin & Bombay Sapphire East

Gin and tonic is the world’s favorite gin drink and a classic summer cocktail. After all, it was invented in the heat of India, for soldiers and civilians of the British Raj. (Raj is the Hindi word for reign, and is the term often used to describe the period between 1858 and 1947 before Indian…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Different Types Of French Fries, A Glossary

Today is National Julienne Fries Day. What are julienne fries? How do they fit in with all the other types of fries? Julienne is a French cutting technique, typically for vegetables, in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks. Another word for the same cut is allumette. The official…
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RECIPE: Cobb Sandwich

The Cobb Salad endures on restaurant menus, decades after once-popular luncheon salads such as Allerton Salad, aspics, Russian Salad, spinach salad (with mushrooms and bacon), stuffed tomatoes and Waldorf Salad have faded into obscurity. And thank goodness it’s still here, because it’s one of our favorites.     THE HISTORY OF THE COBB SALAD Late…
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