TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Crabmeat Day

The whitest, biggest chunks of crab—known as Jumbo Lump crabmeat—are also the priciest.   How can you celebrate National Crabmeat Day and still have change to spare? Here’s the secret: Those pretty puffs of lump white crabmeat on the buffet are up to three times the price of the darker body crabmeat. But the darker…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Cereal Day

Does National Cereal Day sound like nothing to get worked up over…because you enjoy that bowl of Cheerios 365 days a year? Are you bummed that it isn’t National Bacon Cheeseburger Day or National Apple Pie À La Mode Day? Show a little love, please! Cereals are wild grasses that were cultivated thousands of years…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Pound Cake Day

Top: Vanilla pound cake with a lemon glaze from Spice Islands. Bottom: Cut view of a similar recipe from Baked NYC.   A pound cake is a loaf cake, although some people make them in Bundt pans. The original pound cake, buttery and moist, recipe was made with one pound each of butter, flour, sugar…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Mulled Wine Day

You’ve heard of mulled wine, you say, but you don’t really know what it is? You’re not alone. So we’ll take a moment on National Mulled Wine Day to give you some information to mull over, as well as recipes for mulled wine and its Scandinavian cousin, glögg (pronounced glugg—add Aquivit or vodka along with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Pairing

Not every type of peanut goes well with beer.   March is National Peanut Month. People (and bars) commonly serve goobers with beer; the idea behind giving them away at bars is that salty peanuts make you thirstier for more beer. But there’s an art to pairing peanuts with libations: German Hefe-Weizen beers, with their…
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