TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Pretzels

Today is National Pretzel Day. Bake up a delicious batch of soft pretzels with this recipe. Pretzels were created in 610 C.E. by a European monk whose name is lost to history. Food historians trace him to Italy or Southern France. He formed leftover bread dough in a shape that represent children’s arms folded in…
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PRODUCT: Pepperidge Farm Vanilla Grahams Goldfish For National Animal Crackers Day

April 18th is National Animal Crackers Day.   THE HISTORY OF ANIMAL CRACKERS Animal crackers originated in England in the late 1800s, as animal biscuits. When, in 1889, P.T. Barnum decided to tour England with his circus, several manufacturers took advantage of a marketing opportunity and called the biscuits “Barnum’s.” The animal biscuits were exported…
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RECIPE: Eggs Benedict & Eggs Benedict History

April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day. Credit for this recipe is given to Chef Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City—which also happened to be the first restaurant opened in the U.S., starting with a small pastry café in 1827 and expanding into a restaurant two years later. At that time there…
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RECIPE: Egg Salad For National Egg Salad Week

National Egg Salad Week is the first week in April, reason to explore what makes a really great egg salad. Hard-cooked eggs with mayo isn’t egg salad, but a recipe called Eggs Mayonnaise. It’s pretty dull. You can add celery and onions to make egg salad and call it quits at that—but you can do…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Grilled Cheese Month (& Caramelized Onions!)

It’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and we have been happily delving into our collection of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. The restaurant Primehouse New York has added another winner to our list: Cinnamon Raisin Grilled Cheese. It’s fresh goat’s cheese, caramelized onions, bacon and warm fig jam on grilled raisin bread. Don’t you want to make…
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