FOOD FUN: The Turducken Of Sausage

Today’s Food Fun involves a word new to most people, engastration; a food familiar to many, turducken; and a bratwurst-hot dog riff on turducken. FOOD 101: ENGASTRATION Turducken consists of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which is in turn stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The dish is a form of engastration: a…
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FOOD FUN: A Wall Poster For Pasta Lovers

Gaze at 250 different styles of pasta! Photo courtesy PopChartLab.com.   Passionate about pasta? How many shapes have you eaten? If you want to dream about having it all, this wall poster features more than 250 shapes of pasta, broken down by those that are formed by machines and dies (like fusilli, penne and rigatoni)…
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FOOD FUN: Potato Smashers

Potato smashers—tasty and fun to smash. Photo courtesy PotatoGoodness.com.   The name “smashed potatoes” has already been claimed for roughly mashed potatoes with the skins on. So this recipe is called Potato Smashers. We love smashing the potatoes (or the kids will enjoy doing it for you). And the prep time is just 5 minutes,…
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FOOD FUN: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

With an Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, you don’t have to choose. Photo courtesy Bella Baker.   Congratulations to Lauryn Cohen a.k.a. Bella Baker, one of our favorite baking bloggers. If she hasn’t already had her first child by the time this post runs, she’s about to. Perhaps that’s why she is so keen on this…
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FOOD FUN: Pizza Ravioli

We had fun eating the “pizza ravioli” from Giovanni Rana restaurant and pasticceria in New York City’s Chelsea Market. Jumbo cheese ravioli are deep fried and topped with a fresh tomato and basil sauce, then garnished with more of the fresh basil. You’ve got a crisp “crust,” cheese, tomato sauce and basil: a fun first…
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