FOOD FUN: Homage To The Square

As a student, we loved the “Homage To The Suare” paintings of Josef Albers, who created more than a thousand squares-within-squares over a 25-year period. When we saw this photo of a dish from Daniel restaurant in New York City, we thought: square food, square plates. You’ll be the opposite of a square when you…
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FOOD FUN: Red Lettuce

Last week we presented two irresistible heirloom cucumbers. This week’s noteworthy produce comprises red lettuce varieties we discovered while perusing the “produce section” on Burpee.com.     YUGOSLAVIAN RED LETTUCE Burpee calls Yugoslavian Red Lettuce “perhaps the most beauteous lettuce we’ve grown: a star selection for your salad bowl.” With bright-green cupped leaves splashed with…
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FOOD FUN: The Most Mispronounced Foods

It’s broo-SKET-tuh, not broo-SHET-tuh. Photo by Vitalina Rybakova | IST.   When we were young, there was a long-running ad for a self-improvement course that promised to make upwardly-aspirational Americans more cultured. One of the ads had this headline: “I’ll have a cup of expresso, please. And make it black.” There is no “expresso,” of…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Deviled Eggs Recipe, Green Eggs & Ham

[1] We’ll be eating green on St. Patric’s Day (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [2] It’s also the perfect day for Green Eggs and Ham (photo courtesy Food Network).   Although we start every St. Patrick’s Day with a green bagel, each year we look for new, fun green dishes for our celebration. This year…
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY: His Favorite Foods

[1] Lincoln would often dine on an apple, nuts and cheese (photo © U.S. Apples). [2] An apple, cheese and nuts remain a healthy snack—or meal—today (photo © Paul Gaudriault | Unsplash). [3] Lincoln’s favorite beverage: water (photo © Jana Sabeth | Pexels).   Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He was born on February 12,…
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